Boston drops Overwatch League coach, San Francisco picks him up (and drops their coach, too)

Boston Uprising's coach is switching teams.

Photo by Robert Paul via Blizzard Entertainment

Two Overwatch League coaches have been released from their teams, but one’s already got a new job.

Boston Uprising coach Park “Crusty” Dae-hee has left the Boston roster and moved to San Francisco Shock. He’ll replace San Francisco’s head coach, Brad Rajani, who was also released from the Overwatch League today. San Francisco is also pulling up Kim “Ninek” Bum-hoom from NRG Esports’ academy squad to join the Overwatch League coaching staff.

Boston did not name a replacement for Park, and neither organization offered explicit reasoning for the coaches departures. Dot Esports has reached out for more information.

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Boston said that “it became apparent” in recent weeks that a coaching change was needed for the squad, despite their season-long winning streak. The team, owned by The Kraft Group, has been lauded for their internal structure—Boston was able to bounce back with their best season yet after losing DPS player Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez following sexual misconduct allegations.

DreamKazper was kicked from the Overwatch League roster in early April. Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov (and the rest of the roster) stepped up to propel Boston to success. The Boston squad continued through season three without a loss, until they were bested by New York Excelsior in the stage three grand finals.

Boston will play Philadelphia Fusion on May 17, while San Francisco Shock will face Los Angeles Gladiators on May 16 when the Overwatch League resumes for stage four—the last stage before the season playoffs.