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Philadelphia Fusion Pulls Out of Overwatch League Pre Season

The Philadelphia Fusion will not be competing in the pre season exhibition matches of the Overwatch League citing player logistics issues. A series of tweets by the team’s official Twitter account read:

Featuring one of, if not the most diverse group contesting in the Overwatch League, Fusion is represented by players and coaches from United States, South Korea, Israel, Russia, France, Finland, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain and Sweden so such logistical issue isn’t surprising. However, the fact that Fusion still fail to meet the minimum requirement of six players to contest in the upcoming pre season round of matches  does send alarm bells ringing.

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In response to that, the Overwatch League released an official statement which read:

“For the first match of day one of the preseason, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. PST, the San Francisco Shock will take the place of the Philadelphia Fusion, facing off against the Florida Mayhem. Replacement teams for subsequent preseason matches which may have featured the Philadelphia Fusion will be announced during the tournament.”

Even before the Overwatch League kicks off, Fusion have been caught on the wrong end of the news for several reasons including releasing the worst player reveal video, being one of the last teams to finalize their roster and having one of their players, SADO suspended for partaking in activities related to ‘account-boosting‘.

Following their withdrawal from the pre season, Philadelphia Fusion’s first match will be against the Houston Outlaws on January 12th 2018.

We hope that this is the last of the pointless issues surrounding the Fusion team which we feel has one of the deepest talent pool in the Overwatch League and may very well be the dark horses in the inaugural season. For all news, analysis and coverage of the Overwatch League, stay tuned to Kakuchopurei.com



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    December 6, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    […] Due to logistical issues, the Philadelphia Fusion will not take part in the pre-season exhibition matches. Their spots for the first match has been filled by San Francisco Shock […]

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    […] Francisco Shock filled in for the absent Philadelphia Fusion played twice on day-one and they made the most of it by convincingly defeating the Florida Mayhem […]

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