Unfortunately for fans of great Overwatch League play, retirements are becoming very common for bench players this season. I’ve covered a bunch of them already, from Hyeon “EFFECT” Hwang to Daniel “dafran” Francesca. The reasons usually revolve around playing time or simply not being suited to the league, and some great talents have left due to that. As of a couple days ago, a main tank player considered one of the best in the league retired. Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek has officially retired from the Overwatch League.
For those who didn’t know, Fissure was on the Seoul Dynasty roster from the start of season two. His playing time started off great, but as new signings came in, he saw the bench rather frequently. And with how the Dynasty have been improving over the season, it seems they want to play the roster and bench Fissure more frequently. This led to some talks, and with Fissure’s explosive attitude, it seems he finally is done with competitive Overwatch. The Dynasty announced this on their Twitter account.
— Seoul Dynasty 🐯 (@SeoulDynasty) June 27, 2019
This leaves the Dynasty almost unchanged, even though Fissure was seen to be a key player on the squad this season. His lack of playing time and his team prospering in the meantime meant Fissure leaving was going to happen. But retirement is a more surprising outcome. Fissure was known for being traded and doing well afterward. From the Spitfire to the Gladiators and ending up on the Dynasty, it seemed like he would just move to another team.
This situation is worse for teams looking to get him on their roster, considering he is a great main tank. But the way that this ended for Fissure seemed mutually agreed on between the team and the player. He brought us some great moments in the Overwatch League, and it is sad to see him go.
Polish-Canadian game enthusiast. I’ve been entrenched in gaming as long as I can remember, with my first ever game being Pokemon Yellow and my most played game being Borderlands 2 (3000+ hours). Some other key favourites of mine are Transistor and Night in the Woods, but I spend stupid amounts of time playing Overwatch. I recently got my BA Honors in Film Studies, and want to continue to be part of film, gaming and writing.