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Overwatch news: Boston Uprising and off-tank GaeBullSsi part ways

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Continuing to drop players from its active roster, Boston Uprising announced it is bidding goodbye to Yun “GaeBullSsi” Young-sun. The off-tank is now a free agent on the Overwatch League (OWL) market.

Hailing from South Korea, GaeBullSsi was an up-and-coming off-tank in the Overwatch Contenders scene. He stepped up from Uprising Academy, signing for the main team in April, just in time for the 2021 season to get underway. Much to the OWL community’s surprise, GaeBullSsi split playing time with fellow off-tank Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist throughout Boston Uprising’s 2021 season.

The Uprising severely underperformed during the 2021 OWL season, finishing 15th in the league with a 7-9 record. As the ninth place team in the West region, they managed to clinch the final spot for the postseason play-ins. However, the squad crashed out of the competition right away, with a season-ending 0-3 defeat to Toronto Defiant.

It perhaps was not much of a surprise that there would be shake-ups to OWL lineups this offseason. Boston Uprising certainly isn’t the only team cutting players, but the roster moves have come at a rather unprecedented pace. GaeBullSsi is now the fifth player this month to depart from the organization.

Boston also parted ways with these four other players: main tank Seo “Stand1” Ji-won, flex support Seo “Myunb0ng” Sang-min, and DPS players Hong “im37” Jin-ui and Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse. Currently, the lineup only consists of three players: Punk, DPS Kim “Valentine” Byeong-ju, and main support Kim “Faith” Hong-gyu.

Boston Uprising and other OWL teams are set to host open trials for local and international talents to build up a competitive roster to head into the 2022 season.