Overwatch: Kruise Leaves Paris Eternal for Toronto

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Overwatch: Kruise Leaves Paris Eternal for Toronto

Kruise is leaving the Paris Eternal to join its competitor in the Overwatch League, the Toronto Defiant.


Harrison “Kruise” Pond, main support for Paris Eternal, now plays for Toronto Defiant. If Kruise has been with Paris Eternal for a year and a half, he has mainly been warming the bench this season. Since Brice “FDGod” Monsçavoir arrived, Kruise lost his place in the roster as the Lucio master.

Kruise is the second support player to leave Paris Eternal in a month. His fellow teammate Damien “Hyp” Souville retired from professional Overwatch in April. Their departures leave only two support players left in Paris Eternal: Luís “Greyy” Perestrelo and Brice “FDGod” Monsçavoir.

Toronto Defiant is a better team for Kruise than Paris Eternal

Ever since Brice “FDGod” Monsçavoir took the role of Paris Eternal’s designated Lucio player, Kruise has been struggling to keep his place in the team. He did no longer provide value to Paris Eternal, even if his skills could be better used elsewhere. This elsewhere now has a name: Toronto Defiant.

The British main support will take the place of Kristian “Kellex” Keller, who announced his retirement from professional Overwatch yesterday. If he shares the same hero pool as his new teammate Joo-seong “RoKy” Park, Kruise may take his place in the starting six.

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RoKy is a former two-way player shared with Montreal Rebellion, before the team took a hiatus. Following Kellex’s departure from the team, RoKy took the place of Toronto Defiant’s new main support player alongside Young-seo “KariV” Park. Kruise coming to his team might threaten RoKy’s place in the roster.

Kruise’s experience with Paris Eternal gave him the ability to fill Kellex’s shoes as the main support. But it also allows him to step up as the new shot-caller for the Toronto Defiant. Despite good results, the team is known for being pretty quiet. If the team is multicultural, including players from Sweden, Canada, USA, Belgium and South Korea, communication is still sometimes complicated. Kruise was known in Paris for being a goofball, always cheering his teammates and cracking a joke. The addition of this joyful and talkative native English speaker might be just what Toronto needed to rise in the Overwatch League.

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Overwatch: Kruise Leaves Paris Eternal for Toronto
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.