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Snillo leaves Philadelphia Fusion

Snillo officially exits Philadelphia Fusion ahead of the upcoming 2020 Overwatch League (OWL) season.

Philadelphia Fusion has just lost one of their members in their Overwatch roster. The organisation has announced that Simon “Snillo” Ekström won’t be in the roster for the upcoming 2020 Overwatch League season. Snillo was one of the six DPS players in the organisation’s 12 player roster.

What’s Snillo’s background?

Snillo has been playing in Philadelphia Fusion for two years. He made his first big appearence in the Overwatch scene in 2018. During the inagural Overwatch League season, his gameplay with tracer quickly gathered him attention in the Overwatch scene. He also played in several other teams during his professional time. He has played for Böda Socken, 123, and most notably he was in the Overwatch World Cup every year in Team Sweden‘s roster.

Snillo has been playing in two different rosters this year. He was part of a deal made between Philadelphia Fusion and Fusion University. The deal led him to take part in Overwatch Contenders 2019 season in two separate rosters. As a result, he made his appearance in both Korea and North America seasons of Overwatch Contenders. However, it is unknown whether the deal will extend to 2020 as neither organisation has mady any comments about it yet.

During the off season, Philadelphia Fusion has made several additions to their Overwatch roster. The organisation picked the off-tank Kim “Fury” Jun-ho from London Spitfire‘s roster, and they also signed Kim “Alarm” Kyungbo from Fusion University as their flex support. They have also added Jeong “Heesu” Hee-Su and Philip “ChipSa” Graham as their fourth and fifth DPS. There has also been quite a lot of backlash in the Overwatch community regarding the organisation’s lack of focus in roles other than DPS.

However, these criticisms only remain as assumptions for now. Upcoming Overwatch season will show whether Philadelphia Fusion made the right choices or the wrong ones during the off season. 2020 Overwatch league season will start on 8 February, Saturday.

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