Don’t look now, but the Uprising have made another move for their 2022 roster. In the early morning of Thursday November 18, the Boston Uprising announced the signing of new flex support Jeong-ho “MCD” Lee. MCD joins the team after spending the previous season with the Hangzhou Spark.
Welcome to the Uprising MCD
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) November 18, 2021
MCD joined the league at the start of 2021, after spending the previous two years playing in Korean Contenders. MCD played flex support for Element Mystic during their dominant run in 2019 where they ultimately took home the first place trophy in the Gauntlet. Despite the lackluster showing from Element Mystic in 2020, MCD displayed enough talent to get the call up the Overwatch League.
Unfortunately for Boston, the signing of MCD comes with a bit of baggage. Towards the end of the 2021 season, MCD was release by the Hangzhou Spark after clips surfaced of him saying racist terms towards Chinese players in solo-queue. MCD was immediately released by the Spark, and failed to find a team for the rest of the season. MCD has since apologized for his comments, but understandably, fans are a bit skeptical of the signing. President of Gaming Christopher “Huk” Loranger also commented on the past comments of MCD, mentioned how this is MCD’s shot to prove to audiences that he has turned a corner.
MCD serves as Boston’s second flex support on the roster alongside William “Crimzo” Hernandez. The Uprising will look to MCD to fill in for double flex support metas, as the team heads into the unknown world of Overwatch 2.
Featured image courtesy of Boston Uprising
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