2020 Boston Uprising season

The 2020 Boston Uprising season is the third season of Boston Uprising's existence in the Overwatch League and their first under head coach Vytis "Mineral" Lasaitis. The team will look to improve upon their 8–20 record from 2019. Boston will host two homestand weekends in the 2020 season at currently undetermined locations.[1]

Preceding offseason

Organizational changes

In September 2018, Boston announced that former Florida Mayhem head coach Vytis "Mineral" Lasaitis would be the fill the team's head coach vacancy, which had been empty for over a year.[2] A month later, the Uprising released assistant coaches Jordan "Gunba" Graham and Jackson "Shake" Kaplan; the team signed Ilias "iLka" Kaskanetas, who had most recently been the head coach of European Overwatch Contenders team Angry Titans, as an assistant coach.[3]

Roster changes

Free agents and team options
Role Player Contract
status
Date signed 2020 team
Handle Name
Support Aimgod Min-Seok Kwon Free agent
Support Alemao Renan Moretto Team option
Support Kellex Kristian Keller Free agent
Support Persia Zion Yang Team option
Tank RCK Richard Kanerva Team option
Damage Stellar Do-Hyung Lee Team option
Legend
     Re-signed/Retained by the Uprising.
     Departed from the Uprising.

The Uprising enter the new season with two free agents, four players which they have the option to retain for another year, and four players under contract.[4] The OWL's deadline to exercise a team option is November 11, after which any players not retained will become a free agent. Free agency officially began on October 7.[5]

Acquisitions

Boston made their first offseason acquisitions on October 28, when they signed support Seo "Myunbong" Sang-min and DPS Min "Jerry" Tae-hui from Korean Contenders teams from O2 Blast and Meta Athena, respectively.[6]

Departures

The Uprising announced on October 21 that they would not elect to retain all four of their players with a team option – support Yang "Persia" Zion, support Renan "alemao" Moretto, off-tank Richard "rCk" Kanerva, and DPS Lee "Stellar" Do-hyung. Additionally, they also announced the same day that they would not re-sign either of their free agents – Kwon "AimGod" Min-seok and Kristian "Kellex" Keller.[7] The following day, the team transferred DPS Jeffrey "blasé" Tsang to the Houston Outlaws.[8]

Roster

Boston Uprising roster
Players Coaches
Role No. Handle Name Nationality Previous team
Damage 17 Colourhex  Birse, Kelsey   New Zealand  Toronto Esports 
Damage Jerry  Min Tae-hui  South Korea  Meta Athena 
Tank 10 Axxiom  Park Min-seob  South Korea  Toronto Esports 
Tank 25 Fusions  Bosworth, Cameron   United Kingdom  Uprising Academy 
Support Myunbong  Seo Sang-min  South Korea  O2 Blast 
Head coach
  • Vytis "Mineral" Lasaitis

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (TW) Two-way player
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injury/Illness

Latest roster transaction: October 29, 2019.

Game log

2020 game log (Overall record: 0–0)
2020 season schedule

References

  1. ^ Amos, Andrew (August 28, 2019). "OWL's Boston Uprising tickets to go on sale despite no confirmed venue". Dexerto. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Howard, Brandon (September 5, 2019). "Boston Uprising Find Their Head Coach For The 2020 Season". TheGamer. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Richardson, Liz (October 4, 2019). "Boston Uprising remove 2 assistant coaches, add more staff". Dot Esports. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Morello, Matt (July 30, 2019). "2020 Team Needs and Player Contract Status". Overwatch League. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Richardson, Liz (October 4, 2019). "Overwatch League reveals player contract status for entire league". Dot Esports. Retrieved October 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Scrubasaurus (October 28, 2019). "Uprising sign Myunbong and Jerry". Over.gg. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  7. ^ Richardson, Liz (October 21, 2019). "Boston Uprising release 6 players". Dot Esports. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Boston Uprising trade Jeffrey "blasé" Tsang to Houston Outlaws". GamingLyfe. October 22, 2019. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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