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Dallas Fuel Welcome SP9RK1E, Hanbin, Rapel, Fielder, and Coach Rush

Dallas Fuel Welcome SP9RK1E

As is tradition with every Overwatch League offseason, there is usually a quite unexpected move right out of the gate. This year that honor went to the Dallas Fuel and their complete roster overhaul. The roster changes started Friday October 23, with the acquisition of former Paris Head Coach Hee-Won “Rush” Yun.

After a complete dismantling of the 2020 roster and coaching staff, fans anticipated a massive culture change for the Fuel team. What people did not expect was the buyout of Paris’ extremely successful head coach. Rush lead a rookie-heavy Eternal roster to a 4th place regular season finish. Audiences expected the coach to run it back for another season as the Eternal only saw three players head into free agency.

[Related:Overwatch League 2021 Offseason Roster and Free Agency Tracker]

Sure enough, that was not the only monumental change the Fuel managed to secure on that Friday. Only a few hours later, Dallas announced the acquisition of Yeong-han “SP9RK1E” Kim from the Paris Eternal as well. This deal brings together the Element Mystic DPS duo once again under a former head coach. Adding only to the promising roster, the Dallas Fuel also unveiled to the world their latest off tank, Han-been “Hanbin” Choi.

The news continued to roll in on Tuesday October 27, as the Fuel brought in a couple more pieces to the 2021 puzzle. Another Paris Eternal alum joined the Fuel, as Joon “Fielder” Kwon signed with Dallas after exploring free agency.

Then finally, the Dallas Fuel made one more surprising move. Shortly after the announcement of Fielder, the Fuel revealed they had picked up former Houston Outlaws flex support Jung-keun “Rapel” Kim. Many fans had anticipated a main support to join the team after the signing of Fielder, but Rapel appears to serve as a complement to Fielder.

With four members on the roster, the Dallas Fuel are now holding open tryouts to secure the last remaining needs for the team.


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