Well folks, it’s official! After an initial report last week from Arran “Halo” Brown, the Philadelphia Fusion have confirmed the trade of main tank Joona “Fragi” Laine to the Guangzhou Charge for DPS player Finley “Kyb” Adisi.
— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) July 17, 2019
When Halo’s report first made its rounds on Reddit, it was met with mixed reactions from fans. Some felt heartbreak, some felt relief, but mostly everyone was just confused. Both Kyb and Fragi have become renowned “bench boys” this season as both of their teams opted to focus on playing other players in their stead. For Fragi, this move to the Charge is an opportunity to potentially play on stage again. For Kyb, this move seems like it could be to go from one bench to another. The Fusion have a great DPS lineup in Jae-hyeok “Carpe” Lee and Josh “Eqo” Corona. With 2-2-2 lock more than likely being instated for Stage 4, it is unlikely that Kyb will see much playtime unless they decide to put him on the role of off-tank. Bunker composition is looking to become the dominant meta with role lock, so Kyb would more than likely take on the role of Roadhog. While Isaac “Boombox” Charles has been popping off on Roadhog this season, the addition of Kyb will allow Boombox to focus on playing his main support role.
The Fusion’s first game of Stage 4 will be against the Guangzhou Charge. For fans of the Fusion (and now probably of the Charge as well), this one will definitely hurt.
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