A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about Immortals’ Overwatch Team benching two players just before the start of the competition. This is something that doesn’t often happen in the world eSports. At that moment, the team did not announce why they made such decision. However, everybody suspected they are making room for new players that might be joining the team.
Last night, thosehttps://immortals.gg/ rumors were confirmed when the team announced that former Rhinos Gaming Wings player, Lee ‘envy’ Kang-jae has joined the team. Besides announcing that envy has acceded to the team, they also stated that two players who were previously benched had been released from the team in an effort to make room for the new player.
Significant Changes in the Immortals’ Lineup
A couple of weeks ago, Immortals announced that their players Athen ‘Aythen’ Zhu and David ‘nomy’ Ramirez will no longer be playing in the starting lineup and that those two players have been benched pending further decisions from the team’s management.
Not long after that, the team announced that two players from South Korea had joined the team. Those two players were Pan Seung ‘Fate’ Koo and Seo ‘KariV’ Bak. With Overwatch Contenders qualifiers getting closer at that time, Immortals was preparing their team for new competition.
Rhinos Gaming Wings Roster Problems
Not that long ago, one of the biggest eSports organizations in South Korea, Rhinos Gaming Wings experienced massive problems. These led the team management to release their entire Overwatch team which made the players free agents.
One of those players was Lee ‘envy’ Kang-jae. He helped his team in their effort to move from OGN’s Challengers league to the Overwatch APEX competitions which is not a small endeavor. The organization did not publicly announce the reasons why they decided to release the entire team.
Many suspect it could be the same reason that led many European and North American eSports organization to drop their Overwatch teams.
Envy will have the opportunity to work once again with Dong Wook ‘Ookz’ Kim. He is currently Immortals’ coach but he was also at the Rhinos Gaming Wings at the same time as Envy. Because of that, it will not be that big of a problem for envy to adjust to the new environment which might bring good results for Immortals very soon.
Immortals’ new Overwatch team will make their debut on June 18th. They will be playing the first matches of the Overwatch Contenders. Group C includes Immortals and they will be facing Yikes!, FNRGFE, and Tempo Storm.
Immortals are following the latest trend among the Overwatch teams of feature seven players in the team. The main reason teams decide to have so many members is the fact that meta is almost always changing. Because of that, the team needs to remain flexible. With seven players, each team satisfies the demands of meta with the expanded selection of heroes for the match.