Boston Uprising tank player Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth will play for the Uprising this week. Last week, The League determined that Fusions ineligible to play under the Overwatch League’s two-way contract policy.
Boston Uprising President of Gaming Chris “Huk” Loranger posted the good news on Twitter.
Happy to announce that @Fusions is approved and eligible to play this week. Although we obviously did not agree with the rules, was happy that @overwatchleague was quick to work with us and other teams.
— Chris ‘HuK’ Loranger (@LorangerChris) February 26, 2019
The Overwatch League told Fusions that he would be unable to play in Boston Uprising’s matchup against the Shanghai Dragons. The problem was that the League only told Boston this information minutes before the match was set to start. This left Boston in a bit of a bind, and they ended up playing Min-seob “Axxiom” Park as a stand-in.
Interestingly, Shanghai won their first map in the Overwatch League that night, ending a 0-42 losing streak.
The move was not a good look for either the Uprising or the League. Fans took to Twitter to vent their outrage at both parties. The League eventually released a statement regarding the incident to VPesports.com
“As two-way contract player Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth had already played twice for the Boston Uprising in Stage 1, he was ineligible to play in Friday’s match against the Shanghai Dragons. Unfortunately, the League Office did not determine he was ineligible until shortly before Boston’s match was set to begin, and we apologize for that oversight.”
Fusions will play his next match with the Boston Uprising tonight against the Seoul Dynasty at 8:30 PM EST.
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