Sources familiar with the deal confirmed today that the Boston Uprising have indeed acquired Sang-min “Myunbong” Seo from KR Contenders team O2 Blast, as was first reported by @haloofthoughts. However, more details on the deal itself have now been made available which conflict with earlier reporting.
According to sources, several OWL teams had, at the very least, internally discussed the possibility of reaching out to Myunbong, which would have led teams to then trial the player to ensure he meshed with their respective rosters.
Additionally, Chris “HuK” Loranger, President of Gaming for the Boston Uprising, allegedly went directly to O2 Blast management in order to sign Myunbong. By doing so, HuK was able to secure a much lower price for the skilled flex support player, reportedly landing somewhere between $60,000-$80,000 on top of a slightly reduced buyout cost.
Because other OWL teams would have likely been insistent on trialing Myunbong first, O2 Blast had not received any offers for him before HuK approached them. This reportedly led the team to panic and take the deal with the Uprising quickly, ensuring the young talent would be signed to an OWL team.
Sources have confirmed, however, that there is a high likelihood that Myunbong was trialed through this process.
As it currently stands, the Boston Uprising will be making several more moves in order to secure eight players before the November 15 deadline. In the meantime, The Game Haus will continue to track this situation and provide updates as they become available.
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