Paris Eternal announced the signing of Joon "Fielder" Kwon.
Paris Eternal has officially signed Joon "Fielder" Kwon to play as a flex support. He previously played with the Korean Contenders team GC Busan Wave. This new hire comes a few hours after the transfer from Paris formal main support, Harrison "Kruise" Pond, to Toronto Defiant.
Nous avons le plaisir d'accueillir aujourd'hui Kwon "Fielder" Joon au poste de flex support.
We have the pleasure to welcome the flex support player Kwon "Fielder" Joon. (League approved)
— Paris Eternal (@ParisEternal) May 2, 2020
Joon "Fielder" Kwon previously played for GC Busan Wave. He mainly played on Ana and Zenyatta, alongside his healing partner Ji-hoon "DayDream" Song. Their team, GC Busan Wave, placed 5-8th in Overwatch Contenders 2018 and 2019. He is the second player from GC Busan Wave to make it to the Overwatch League. The first one was Tae-Hoon "Edison" Kim, now playing for Atlanta Reign.
The language barrier
Joon "Fielder" Kwon is native from South Korea. He always played with Korean teams and declared speaking “little English” just a month ago. The language will not be a barrier with the coaching and management, as the whole Paris Eternal staff is from South Korea.
However, the players of Paris Eternal come from all around the world, and they do not all speak Korean. The current roster includes players from three countries: France, Portugal, and South Korea. Fielder’s duo as a support player will probably be the French Brice "FDGod" Monsçavoir. He will also train with the other flex healer for Paris Eternal, Luís "Greyy" Perestrelo, from Portugal.
Fielder and Xzi to join Paris Eternal in the USA
Fielder will try to join the Paris Eternal players and staff in their USA house as soon as possible. The US lockdown might prevent him from getting his visa, but as the Overwatch League approved the trade, Paris Eternal will probably try to speed up his transfer. He might be able to join the team at the end of the lockdown, scheduled late May. His teammate Jung “Xzi” Ki-hyo, who had to come back to South Korea earlier this month due to severe neck pain, might join him on the trip.