The Boston Uprising faced many challenges in the 2019 season of the Overwatch League. While other teams in the League adapted and grew stronger, the Uprising slowly fell farther and farther behind. In the postseason the Boston Uprising announced huge roster changes for their 2020 season.
The Boston Uprising started Stage 1 of this season in solid form and made it to the stage playoffs. Keep in mind that this was a time when the San Francisco Shock was tied in the rankings with the Seoul Dynasty. After ending the season ranked 19 out of the 20 teams, it was time for some change.
Today, on October 21st, Boston Uprising has announced that they will be releasing six of their players, two of which due to their contracts ending.
The six players that will not be returning to the Uprising next year are Zion “Persia” Yang, Renan “alemao” Moretto, Richard “rCk” Kanerva, Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee, Min-Seok “AimGod” Kwon, and Kristian “Kellex” Keller.
This massive roster change leaves the Uprising with only four players, but four very solid players. Colourhex, Axxiom, Blase, and Fusions will remain with the Boston Uprising going into the 2020 season.
Persia and rCk joined the Uprising in April during Stage 2, and both were expected to bolster the performance of the Uprising. Persia came from Talon Esports, one of the premier Overwatch Contenders teams not just in the Pacific Region, but the world. RCk’s addition to the team was through a trade with the Dallas Fuel for Lucas “NotE” Meissner. Kellex and AimGod’s long run with the Uprising was not in vain, as they ended the Inaugural Season 3rd in the league.
These roster changes are drastic, but it opens them up to drafting new talent for an improved Uprising in Season 3.