The Boston Uprising has announced the signing of Ji-won “Stand1” Seo, with the arrival of the South Korean 21-year-old meaning that the team now looks strong in the tank position. Following what was a hugely disappointing showing in the 2020 Overwatch League, the Uprising has added experience and skill to its lineup, in the hope of making significant improvements this season.
The organization announced the news of Stand1’s arrival on their Twitter page, posting: “This one ought to get you on your feet. Stand up & cheer for our newest teammate, @Stand1.” Stand1 played for the Shanghai Dragons last season, China’s representative in the Overwatch League, helping the team in finishing in first place at the end of the regular season, before picking up third place in the playoff Grand Finals.
Why The Boston Uprising Made Their Move for Stand1
Seo stood out as one of the leading core tank players in the league last season, with the Shanghai Dragons having finished the regular season with an impressive 27-2 record, as well as successes in both the May Melee and Countdown Cup. Stand1 made a name for himself playing for teams including the Gladiators Legion, Team Envy and NRG Esports.
The Uprising released all but four of the players that led them to a tie for 9th in the playoffs, having finished last in the regular a season, with Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse, Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth, Seo “Myunb0ng” San-min and Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist having been kept on board.
What The Uprising Has Had to Say on the Deal
Boston Uprising President of Gaming, Chris “HuK” Loranger has had his say on the signing of Stand1, stating that: “Throughout the 2020 season and particularly in the unique meta that defined the playoffs, Stand1 displayed flexibility on the main tank role for Shanghai. We’re excited to welcome him to Boston and begin working with him alongside Fusions in 2021.”
The dynamic tank core lineup of Stand1, Fusions and Punk has all the hallmarks to be a success for the Uprising in 2021. Meanwhile, the team must also make at least one more signing in order to meet the minimum roster requirements for the new season, with a second support player looking the likeliest addition. The remainder of the Uprising’s active roster is made up by