Malik Shelp

Malik Shelp

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Overwatch League: Vancouver Titans Entice Fissure Out of Retirement

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In June earlier this year, Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung, main tank for the Seoul Dynasty, announced he would be retiring from professional Overwatch. In a surprise announcement, the Vancouver Titans have picked up Fissure for the 2020 season.

For those who have followed Fissure’s career, it has been a rocky one. His start with the London Spitfire was difficult, and after being benched for a few stages, he was transferred to the Los Angeles Gladiators. He later was signed to the Seoul Dynasty for wanting to be on a Korean speaking team, but later news was reported that things weren’t always dandy with the Gladiators.

In Stage 3 of the 2019 season of the Overwatch League, Fissure abruptly left the Seoul Dynasty and stated that he would be retiring from professional Overwatch. Whether or not he was burnt out, or just frustrated with losing playtime, Fissure has a migratory pattern. Fissure is a strong personality, and his aggressive playstyle isn’t for everyone. These are similar traits many would say about Sang-beom "Bumper" Park, a main tank for the Vancouver Titans.

The Vancouver Titans had a phenomenal 2019 season, remaining on top for a majority of the stages. Being an expansion team was a barrier that they overcame with ease, and the strong personalities on this team could make for a similar 2020 season. An added bonus in all of this is that Fissure still gets his wish to remain on a Korean speaking team, only now we will see if he can last a whole season with the Titans.

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