Boston Uprising adds former Washington general manager PRE

It actually doesn’t really feel like an Overwatch League offseason if groups don’t play musical chairs with higher administration positions. And this 12 months, a number of organizations are beginning early.

The Boston Uprising introduced right this moment that Aaron “PRE” Heckman, former general manager of the Washington Justice, will probably be becoming a member of the crew as GM for 2023. 

PRE notably left his general manager place on the Justice within the latter half of the 2022 season. He transitioned to a senior advisory function within the group after showing to delete his Twitter amid large adjustments that left the crew with solely a core roster of 5 gamers.  

Boston can also be a crew in flux, with radical adjustments taking place throughout the latter half of the 2022 season and the earliest components of the offseason. Longtime general manager Chris “HuK” Loranger departed in late July, adopted by head coach Kim “Lori” Seung-hyun and assistant coach Dennis “Barroi” Matz. Interim GM Vytis “Mineral” Lasaitis and head coach Valentin “Ascot” Wulfman additionally parted methods with the crew final week.      

“I am thrilled to be joining [the Boston Uprising],” PRE mentioned on Twitter. “Their fans, city, history, and commitment to the league are truly special and I’m so happy to be part of it.” 

With few remaining workers members from 2022, PRE could have a helpful alternative to rebuild the foundations of the Uprising group. No adjustments to the crew’s nine-player roster have been introduced, however the offseason is simply starting.  

Throughout its 5 years within the league, Boston has struggled to climb above the halfway level of the Overwatch League ladder. In 2022, the crew ended with a 10-14 common season file, selecting up pace within the latter half of the season.    

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