The Hangzhou Spark has decided to keep the bulk of their roster for the 2020 Overwatch League Season.
The Overwatch off-season is the theater of many players trades. While most of the Overwatch League teams are saying goodbye to players and recruiting new ones, Hangzhou Spark opted for stability. The team announced on Twitter that seven of their players will stay in pink for the upcoming season.
The boys in pink will be back for a new season, with most of their lineup identical to last year. Huichang “BeBe” Yoon, Sungwook “Ria” Park, Hojin ”iDK” Park, Qiulin “Guxue” Xu, Kyeongbo ”GodsB” Kim, Jaehwan “Adora” Kang and Sanghyun “SASIN” Song all stay with Hangzhou Spark. Most of these players have an ongoing two-year contract with the team, ending in 2020.
We are pleased to announce that 7 of our players will be staying in Spark for #OWL2020. They are @bebezzangv, @Ria_970922, @Hojin_idk, @Guxue5, @GodsB_OW, @ow_adora and @sasin_ow. All of Spark and our Hangzhou fans around the world are ready to see you again next season! #bang pic.twitter.com/zJPcwiST6N
— Hangzhou Spark (@Hangzhou_Spark) October 29, 2019
Ria and Guxue form the front line for the Spark. Ria masters D.Va, peeling for his teammates and disturbing the enemy back lane. Guxue stays as the main tank, as he has been for almost a year now.
Adora, GodsB and SASIN are Hanzhou’s DPS players. SASIN didn’t play much last year but signed a two-year contract with the team, so he is back for a second year. He can fill in the shoes of either a DPS or an off-tank, making him a viable bench player.
The support duo of BeBe and iDK is back for another year. Hangzhou Spark didn’t sign its second flex support, Hyeonggeun “Revenge” An. An and Junki “Bazzi” Park are still with Hangzhou Spark but announced on Twitter that they were open for other suggestions.
Cai "Krystal" Shilong and Da-un "NoSmite" Jeong will not be part of Hangzhou Spark this season.