The Boston Uprising have made another massive move in the 2022 offseason. On Tuesday, October 26, the Boston Uprising announced the return of standout DPS player Namju “Striker” Gwon. Striker joins the team after taking a half-year break from the Overwatch League in 2021. The hitscan DPS spent the past three seasons with the San Francisco Shock, helping the team win two championships in that time.
Back where it all began.
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) October 26, 2021
Striker, known most for his phenomenal Tracer play, joins the Uprising as the second new signing of the year. Striker formerly played with Boston back in 2018 in the Inaugural Season of the Overwatch League. With the Uprising, Striker helped pave the way for the Uprising to shock audiences with impressive play and unexpected success. The most notable accomplishment was leading the team to a 10-0 stage for the first time ever in Overwatch League history. Striker would later leave the Uprising in the offseason before the 2019 season to join Head Coach Dae-hee “Crusty” Park on the San Francisco Shock.
With the signing of Striker, the Boston Uprising have a starting roster for the 2022 season of the Overwatch League. Now that teams know that the next season will be played on Overwatch 2, teams are aiming to be the first champion in the new version of the game. Boston has wasted no time in grabbing all-stars to fill out their roster, however they will still need to sign at least one more member to the team. If the first two signings are any indication of what the team is going for, fans can expect at least one more exciting addition in the next few months.
Featured image courtesy of the Boston Uprising
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