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With the many big name free agents left in this Overwatch League off-season, more are signing by the day. This includes Korean off-tank Jun-ho “Fury” Kim, who signed to the Washington Justice just earlier today. This player was formerly of the Philadelphia Fusion and London Spitfire, and is a highly looked after player in free agency.
(*Pending League Approval) pic.twitter.com/eEZCITrMsE
— Washington Justice (@washjustice) November 21, 2020
Fury’s successful past
Fury is one of the true Overwatch League veterans. Ever since 2017, he has been striving to win and did so quickly in the Overwatch League. When he joined the London Spitfire, he helped them win their first stage title over the New York Excelsior. They stumbled throughout the regular season, but recovered near the end. They beat teams on their way to the first Grand Finals, and beat the Philadelphia Fusion to win it all. Fury was a Overwatch League champion in his first season. Plus, during his time playing for South Korea, he also helped them win the gold in 2018.
As the London Spitfire continued into their second season, they wanted to see if they could repeat as winners. However, the new meta that was dominant didn’t work with them. They never had a peak like the previous season and were eliminated first in the playoffs. After that disappointment, the original roster disbanded. Most of their core moved to the Seoul Dynasty. But, Fury didn’t join them and instead went to the Philadelphia Fusion, seeing their potential for their next season. That potential came true, as the Fusion were a top team all season long. However, the team couldn’t win any tournament and constantly earned second place. When played, Fury was very important to their wins, and his free agency shocked many fans. That seems to be why Fury was signed to Washington just earlier today.
The Justice’s future
With the signing of Fury, the Washington Justice are truly building a great team for 2021. Having the potential in main tank Tae-sung “Mag” Kim and the guidance of Fury could prove a solid tank line. Adding that onto the already great DPS duo of Gui-un “Decay” Jang and Ho-sung “TTuba” Lee, the team is coming together. However, just like most other signings, it’s all based on team coordination. This signing makes sense in every way, but many teams looked good last season only to collapse this off-season anyway. Hopefully that doesn’t happen for Fury, as Washington could prove to be a very fun and successful path for him.
Polish-Canadian game enthusiast. I've been entrenched in gaming for as long as I can remember, with my first game being Pokemon Yellow and my most played games being Borderlands 2 and Overwatch. I have a degree in Film Studies, but writing about esports just makes my job all the better.