After a very unfortunate accident from the Overwatch League, the Boston Uprising have annoucned a few new signings to round out the roster. On Wednesday February 3, the Boston Uprising announced the signing of former World Game Star main support Hong-gyu “Faith” Kim and former flex-DPS Byeong-Ju “Valentine” Kim. Faith and Valentine join the team alongside former coach Seung-hyun “Lori” Kim
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) February 3, 2021
The Uprising had kept the two a secret up until now. In an article discussing various accolades, the Overwatch League accidentally revealed that the Uprising signed Valentine to the team. Valentine was the recipient of votes for both Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year. After seeing the news of the article, it appears Boston had to quickly follow up with a formal welcome.
Faith joins the team as the fifth main support in the teams history. Fans were growing concerned about the lack of announcements of a main support for quite some time, however many anticipated Faith would be the optimal choice for Boston. As both players are joining their former WGS head coach, and fellow teammate Jin-ui “Im37” Hong, there should be no problem getting comfortable with the new team.
This most recent announcement gives the Uprising an official starting lineup, with one player in each role. Valentine and Faith have found plenty of success together as they competed in the Korean Contenders bracket this past summer. Now the two will compete at the highest level and prove they can be the pieces the Uprising need in order to turn their franchise around.
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