The news has come forward of the Overwatch team Boston Uprising releasing the DPS focused player Munchkin from their Overwatch roster.
The sudden news came as rather subtle. Boston Uprising notified about the change in roster via their Twitter account and their official page. This is the tweet post that relates to the release:
The main article reads as follows:
“Munchkin, 21, joined the Boston Uprising in November 2019. He appeared in one of the Uprising’s three matches this season, starting the season opener vs. NYXL. Prior to joining the Uprising, Munchkin played with the Seoul Dynasty throughout both previous seasons of the OWL. He parted ways with the Dynasty prior to Stage 4 of the 2019 season.
Munchkin is a talented veteran and smart, capable leader,” said Chris “HuK” Loranger, President of Gaming for the Uprising. “We are respectful of his decision to depart from the team and wish him luck in his next venture.”
Munchkin himself gave a meek and apologetic statement about his leaving. He said that he shall be back into the game soon. However, there is no current news of which team he shall be in.
Munchkin tends to pick high DPS, such as Tracer, McCree, and Widowmaker, etc in matches. He ranked 1st in the Seoul Cup Super Match in 2017 where his team won $60,000. He commented on the followed statement regarding his release:
The sudden news came as a shock to fans as there was no negative pressing matter on the player. He showed skill at his time at Boston Uprising and was considered to have good chemistry with other teammates. Observations showed that his release from the Organization may have been due to the inefficiency of his usual picks.
The current meta may have affected the player’s decision to leave as his picks were termed as less competent.
Boston Uprising still has a full roster of players and shall continue onward with their E-sports participation. The article of Munchkin’s release gives insight to the Overwatch team in the following words:
“The Uprising’s season will continue this weekend, as they travel to Washington, D.C. to compete against the Washington Justice on March 7 and the Atlanta Reign on March 8.”