Ophelie Castelot
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.

Overwatch: Munchkin Leaves Boston Uprising

Munchkin stands with arms crossed in his blue Boston Uprising hoodie, the words Thank You Munchkin appear in the left part of the image.
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Sang-beom "Munchkin" Byeon, DPS player for Boston Uprising, decided to leave the team. He is joining Lucky Future to compete in Overwatch Contenders: Korea.


The Overwatch League started only a month ago, and Boston Uprising have already signed the first roster move of the season. Sang-beom "Munchkin" Byeon, the third DPS player of the team alongside Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse and Min “Jerry” Tae-Hui, is leaving Boston Uprising.

According to the official press release, Boston Uprising said that they had “mutually parted ways” with Sang-beom "Munchkin" Byeon. Moreover, Chris “HuK” Loranger, President of Gaming for the Uprising, stated that the staff “are respectful of his decision to depart from the team and wish him luck in his next venture.”

Munchkin only played for one game this season, when Boston Uprising faced New York Excelsior. Since then, the team favored Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse and Min “Jerry” Tae-Hui as the DPS duo, leaving little to no playtime to Munchkin.

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Lucky Future welcomes Munchkin

Munchkin instead joins Lucky Future, an Overwatch Contenders team performing in Korea.

Lucky Future is one of the teams with the most former Overwatch League players. Munchkin will battle alongside former London Spitfire Jong-seok "NUS" Kim, Atlanta Reign’s Dong-hyeong "DACO" Seo and Gi-do "Gido" Moon from Washington Justice. The team is regarded as one of the Contenders team with the highest potential in Korea.

Lucky Future roster:

  • Tank
    • Jung-hoon "Pumple" Lee
    • Dong-hyeong "DACO" Seo
  • Support
    • Sang-hyun "Waffle" Lee
    • Jungsu "Agatha" Lee
    • Gi-do "Gido" Moon
    • Jong-seok "NUS" Kim
  • DPS
    • Han-Gyeol “Rookie” Lee
    • Seok-hyun "Attitude" Hwang
    • Sang-beom "Munchkin" Byeon

What’s next for Munchkin?

Going back to Contenders is a good opportunity for Munchkin. The Korean scene gathers some of the best Overwatch players, and is highly scouted for Overwatch League trades and new signings. Popping off in the Korean Contenders might give a better shot to join a new team in 2021 as well as the opportunity for more playtime than Munchkin could have staying with Boston.

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