Bon’s Spirit Gaming acquires Afreeca Freecs Contenders Trials spot in South Korea

Jeong "Recry" Taek-hyun officially announced his free agency, too.

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South Korean Overwatch team Bon’s Spirit Gaming has entered the Overwatch Contenders Trials tournament by purchasing a slot from MiG, the team formerly known as Afreeca Freecs.

Bon’s Spirit Gaming did not qualify for Contenders Trials, after placing fourth in the Overwatch Apex Challengers’ fifth season. Afreeca Freecs/MiG was awarded the Trials slot—a chance to compete for an official Contenders Korea spot—alongside Element Mystic, Meta Athena, Meta Bellum, MVP Space, and Seven.

But Afreeca Freecs disbanded in November after a top-four finish at the 2017 APAC Premier. The seven players signed to the team entered free agency, and many are still looking for teams. An account reportedly owned by Jeong “Recry” Taek-hyun posted a tweet on Jan. 29 suggesting the South Korean DPS is still looking for a Contenders or Overwatch League team to compete with.

Bon’s Spirit Gaming is an up-and-coming Overwatch roster, competing in number a small tournaments across the country. They’ll have the chance to prove themselves once again when Contenders Trials kicks off this year.