Last year, the Toronto Defiant had several conversations with Jun-seo “Lucid” Yoo about signing with the organization. Lucid was a former support player for Lucky Future Zenith. After Lucid helped Lucky Future win the first two seasons Chinese Contenders, Overwatch League teams expressed interest.
According to OW Beacon on Twitter in their thread, Toronto’s management had contacted Lucid to say that he was legally on the team. This was after Lucid signed and submitted his portion of the contract. LF has accused the Defiant of not signing that contract properly in return.
Repost: Chinese Contenders team Lucky Future accuses Toronto Defiant of fraudulent conduct in their attempt to sign Lucid last year. Lucid was allegedly told by Toronto management that he had been legally signed to the team, after Lucid signed his part of the contract. (1/2)
— OW Beacon (@OWBeacon) March 26, 2019
OWL teams assumed that Jung-Geun “Rapel” Kim and Lucid were signed until last October. News then broke out about this confusion by sources such as Arran “Halo” Brown last October. This opens up an entire can of worms whose roots stem from a Blizzard China accusation of two employees. This accusation was made public on a Weiboglin post.
The post explained how Lucid (after Google Translate loaded), “tried to train the team members for insurance, delay the transfer fee payment process…”. As a result, Lucid missed the best window to sign with an OWL organization. This ultimately led to Lucid’s retirement.
Meanwhile, Blizzard, the Toronto Defiant, OWL and Nate Nanzer have yet to release any statements on the updated issue.
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