New York Excelsior releases entire 2022 roster

The Twitter feeds of Overwatch League followers have been crammed with heartfelt send-offs to gamers as groups make robust choices to launch gamers heading into the 2023 season. Some groups have opted to drip info to followers over the course of a number of days, however others are intent on ripping the proverbial bandage off in a single fell swoop. 

The New York Excelsior launched its entire six-player roster into free company as we speak. Considering the workforce’s 2022 file, this isn’t precisely a shock for followers, however the sudden and swift announcement took the neighborhood abruptly. 

All of New York’s gamers at the moment are free brokers, capable of hear provides from any workforce within the league.  

Heading into the 2022 season, the Excelsior did one other full workforce revamp, solely holding on to DPS Lim “Flora” Young-woo from the 12 months earlier than. The workforce added veteran expertise from different components of the league, bolstered by rookies from numerous components of Overwatch Contenders.  

New York acquired DPS phenom Kim “Yaki” Junki and help Kang “Gangnamjin” Namjin after the 2 had been launched from the Florida Mayhem. Support An “ANSOONJAE” Soon-jae additionally joined from the Toronto Defiant. 

To fill within the tank position, the Excelsior relied on Kim “Kellan” Min-jae out of Talon Esports. Former O2 Blast help Jeon “Ho1” Ho-won additionally joined the workforce halfway by means of the season. 

With all of the veteran expertise New York acquired, hopes had been excessive for the workforce. But issues by no means fairly meshed for the Excelsior, which additionally weathered a number of unusual roster strikes and social scandals. 

New York ended the 2022 season with a 4-20 file, making them the workforce with the second-worst file within the Overwatch League this 12 months, solely forward of the 1-23 Paris Eternal.     

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