According to sources in the Overwatch League, Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth would play against the Shanghai Dragons but was not considered eligible because of a league rule that had not previously been widely discussed. The uprising was reported minutes before their match and Bosworth was replaced by Park “Axxiom” Min-seob.
Bosworth was initially signed on a “two-way contract”, a contract structure that the league introduced with Season 2 in the Overwatch League to allow players to play in the Contenders and Overwatch League during the same season. On February 1
2, the team announced via Twitter that Bosworth was promoted to the lead role.
Under the same rules (relevant portions published by Blizzard here ]), one loses two-way player his / her contenders eligibility for that season after playing in more than two Overwatch League games.
But also the General Secretary for all teams was also informed by the league that a two-way contract would not allow a player to compete for more than two matches per step if that player had participated in the last season of contenders. In the Bosworth case, it was probably assumed by the team that his contract clause would trigger and thereby prohibit him from participating in Contenders Season 1 while continuing to play for the parent.
The Overwatch League requires teams to submit their squares hours in advance. Sources told VPesports that Bosworth was still waiting to play a few minutes before the official match would start. Why not Bosworth’s disability is pointed out that roster was given to the rebellion is not known at this time.
Bosworth played for the London Spitfires academic team, the British hurricane, at the beginning of Contender’s season 3 and was then transferred to the Uprising Academy before eventually being promoted to the lead role. Sources have suggested that since Bosworth had played in the latest contenders season for the British hurricane, the team was allegedly reported by the league immediately before the match last night that the player would be incompatible with competing against Shanghai.
In his first two games, the British main tanker had received attention from the pundits around the league for his outstanding main tank game. VPesports had reported about Bosworth’s importance to the uprising earlier this month.
Neither the Boston uprising nor the league could be reached at the time of publication.
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