It is truly F5 season for the Overwatch League, as another big news story has broken this evening. Boston Uprising DPS player Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov has been let go by the team, as per their social media. It is a sad decision, but a necessary one for the organization.
Thank you Mr. Danilov for all your hard work. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/hUbIugQOz1
— Boston Uprising (@BostonUprising) September 2, 2018
Mistakes would join the Boston Uprising as a backup DPS player on the roster. However, after Boston would kick their other main DPS player Dreamkazper, Danilov would have to step up. With him in the starting lineup, Boston Uprising would enjoy a 14-game win streak. At the end of the Overwatch League’s first season, they would end in third place, just after Los Angeles Valiant and New York Excelsior.
Danilov would be an essential part of Boston Uprising’s success, in one of the tougher times for the team. He was a beloved member of the team, especially to Boston fans around the world. However, with his limited hero pool, he would not be a great fit for Boston moving forward. Many fans believe that Mistakes would have been a perfect backup to star Boston Uprising DPS player, Kwon “Striker” Nam-joo. Unfortunately, he is just another player to be let go by the organization.
Chris “Huk” Loranger would release a statement on Mistakes’ contribution to the Boston Uprising’s accomplishments, saying:
Mr. Danilov, you were the first person we picked up for the team and ended up in a role that I don’t think either of us expected throughout the whole season. You were a sub that played here and there, but stepped up for the team when we need you most. We went on to have a perfect stage and the longest win streak in the League during one of our toughest times as a team.
Mistakes is the latest Boston Uprising member to be let go by the team. Just recently, the team would also release Shin “Kalios” Woo-Yul, Connor “Avast” Prince, and Mikias “Snow” Yohannes from the roster. It seems like Boston is cutting away the excess, and possibly preparing for a big offseason move or two. They will need to have a plan going into this free agency period. The unsigned players from season one will become free agents on September 9th. However, it is not reassuring for fans to see Boston with three supports, a flex player, a tank, and a DPS.
As we look at it now, the Boston Uprising will need a few pieces to make it back to the playoffs. They are definitely in need of a decent tank main, so maybe dip into the free agent pool for a replacement. Their DPS duo of Striker and NotE are pretty impressive, but they do need someone to help out their supports. They could decide to bring up Harrison “Kruise” Pond from their Contenders team, Toronto Esports. He has been playing pretty decently, especially on Mercy, which is a hot commodity. They could also do with a flex DPS player to come off the bench. All in all, Boston has a lot of catching up to do, but the offseason is still young.
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