Halo & Mikeyy Released by The Boston Uprising

Changes in the Overwatch scene continue at a fast pace, with the Boston Uprising being the latest team to... Jamie | 14. October 2020

Changes in the Overwatch scene continue at a fast pace, with the Boston Uprising being the latest team to release players from its roster. Following a disappointing Overwatch League showing in 2020, the Uprising have parted company with main support Kobe “Halo” Hamand and main tank Michael “Mikeyy” Konicki.

Why the Boston Uprising are Making Such Changes

Having announced the arrival of new Head Coach Kim “Lori” Seung-hyun , formally of the WGS Phoenix, just a matter of days ago, the Uprising made the decision to release both Halo and Mikeyy, with the latter having operated as a substitute to fellow tank Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth. Konicki only joined the team in May this year, arriving from North, with the 19-year-old having previously won the Mayhem Winter Classic – 2020 with Skyfoxes.

Meanwhile, Halo will also be looking for a new team ahead of the 2021 season, with the former NRG, Second Wind and Triumph player having been with the Uprising since March this year. Having immediately found himself in the starting roster following the departure of Gabriel “Swimmer” Levy, his performances could not help the Uprising win more than two matches during the regular season, a record which left them at the bottom of the standings.

What the Future Holds for Halo & Mikeyy

Speaking on his Twitter page, Halo posted: “Thank you for everything. For all the support. For all of the opportunities. I don’t want to stop here.” Both Halo and Mikeyy have already made it clear that they are looking to remain within the Overwatch scene, with it remaining to be seen as to whether any teams will snap them up as free agents.

A host of the teams’ coaching staff have also departed over recent weeks in search of new opportunities, with just a few months now remaining until organizations must firm up their rosters ahead of the 2021 Overwatch League season. The Uprising were beaten 3-1 by the Atalanta Reign in the second round of the Play-Ins, with the San Francisco Shock being named champions following the Playoffs.