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Overwatch League franchise Vancouver Titans has parted ways with main tank Park “Bumper” Sang-beom in another roster change before the 2020 Overwatch League Season. The player joined the Titans as part of the original RunAway lineup, which was acquired after it swept the Korean Overwatch Contenders scene.
Thank you Bumper! 💚💙
“Bumper was an important part of our inaugural season and helped us establish our team identity early on. He is passionate, fun-loving and confident and we wish him nothing but success in the future.”
-Tim Holloway, Esports Director pic.twitter.com/fVNp5NbMDj
— Vancouver Titans (@VancouverTitans) November 27, 2019
Bumper released from roster
“We value team chemistry incredibly high. We will always do everything in our power to maintain it,” said Steve Maida, Founder of Luminosity Gaming, on Twitter. “Bumper is an exceptional talent and will undoubtedly find a new home. He’ll always be a friend to our organization and a piece of our history. Thank you Bumper!”
Bumper was known for his Reinhardt play while with the Vancouver Titans and helped the organization achieve 1st place in the Stage 1 Playoffs of 2019’s Overwatch League season. The Titans later went on to place 2nd in the Stage 2 Playoffs, 3 – 4th at the Stage 3 Playoffs, and an overall 2nd placement in the Regular Season Playoffs.
Vancouver Titans into 2020 season
The 20-year-old from South Korea later shared the main tank role with Hwang “TiZi” Jang-hyeon, who was also recently released. TiZi played most of the matches in the Overwatch League’s latter half matches, including the Grand Finals match between the Titans and the San Francisco Shock. The Shock ended up defeating the Titans in a 4 – 0 matchup.
While the Vancouver Titans still have main tank Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung left, it is likely they will sign more players to the roster. With a home-and-away game system in Season 3 of the Overwatch League, problems like burnout and medical illnesses will force teams to utilize their substitutes. The Titans will host two homestand events at the Rogers Arena in 2020. What roster changes will the Vancouver organization make in the offseason? Let us know about your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Overwatch coverage.
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Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.