With the Overwatch League set to start its preseason tomorrow, you would possibly suppose the groups taking part would have the logistics ironed out and can be able to play. But that’s not the case, because the Philadelphia Fusion have pulled out of preseason play, citing “player logistics issues.”
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“Due to player logistics issues the Fusion will be absent from OWL preseason matches,” the crew announced on Twitter. “Preparations for the regular season remain on track, as our players and coaches from 10 nations continue to scrimmage and work hard. We apologize to our fans in Philadelphia & around the world who were looking forward to our preseason competition. Please stay tuned for news surrounding opportunities to connect with our team and win Fusion gear in advance of our season opener on January 11th.”
The Fusion had been scheduled to tackle the Florida Mayhem within the preseason opener tomorrow night, however they are going to be changed by the San Francisco Shock. The Shock are nonetheless scheduled for his or her common match towards the Los Angeles Valiant simply two hours later. Replacements for additional matches that will’ve featured the Philly crew shall be introduced over the course of the preseason, which runs via December 9.
A Fusion consultant tells Kotaku’s Compete that the crew’s absence has nothing to do with last week’s suspension of Su-Min “Sado” Kim. The League suspended Sado for taking part in paid account boosting, and was subsequently suspended from preseason play and the primary 30 matches of the common season.