Stellar unretires and joins Boston Uprising

Boston still had to pay a buyout for Stellar.

Overwatch's Icon Sascha Heinisch · 15 Jul 2019

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The Boston Uprising have signed former Toronto Defiant hitscan DPS player Do-hyung "Stellar" Lee. Stellar played during the first stage for the Defiant before announcing his retirement from competitive Overwatch. In a turn of events, Stellar is now back to active play and will join the Uprising roster for Stage 4.


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Stellar began his career with DeToNator.KOREA but first started making a name for himself in the South Korean Overwatch organization O2, in which he played for both sister teams O2 Blast and O2 Ardeont. With the latter team, the Tracer specialist managed to reach the Contenders Korea finals in Season 1 of 2018. Four of the members of the team, including Stellar, joined the Toronto Defiant for the second season of the Overwatch League.


It is speculated that Stellar activated the so-called “retirement clause,” which is considered standard practice for Overwatch League contracts. The clause allows the player to retire, freezing the contract with the team while he receives no salary or other benefits. It then bars the player from joining in another team for the remainder of the season unless a buyout is paid as if the player still had an active contract. Sources have confirmed with Upcomer that this is the case for Stellar and that the Boston Uprising had to pay an undisclosed buyout fee.

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