LW Blue player hospitalized for collapsed lung, will sit out third place Overwatch APEX match

LW Blue faces Meta Athena to determine the OGN Overwatch APEX third place match.

LW Blue tank player Song “janus” Jun-hwa has been hospitalized for Pneumothorax, a collapsed lung, and will sit out his team’s third place match in the OGN Overwatch APEX season two tournament.

A tweet from the official Luxury Watch Twitter account announced janus’ “abrupt hospitalization,” stating that tank player Gye “r0ar” Chang Hoon will operate as a stand-in for Friday’s match. A member of LW Blue’s sister team, LW Red, r0ar is likely familiar with LW Blue’s play style, making the transition a bit smoother than if he were a total outsider.

LW Blue fell 2-3 to RunAway during the Overwatch APEX semifinals. On Friday, LW Blue will play Meta Athena to determine which team will take home the ₩12,000,000—roughly $11,000—third place prize. The loser from Friday’s match will be awarded ₩8,000,000, the equivalent of just over $7,000.

LW Blue has not provided further detail on janus’ condition.