12 June 2017 - 15:31

Japanese esports organization DeToNator signs an all-Korean Overwatch roster

DeToNator now has three Overwatch teams.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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DeToNator has signed a third Overwatch roster, with the hopes of participating in the Overwatch Pacific Championship season two qualifiers.

The all-Korean roster, called DeToNator.Korea, is a first for the Japanese organization which has only fielded Japanese rosters thus far. DeToNator has been trialing its Korean roster since March, and still needs to fill one slot. They are, however, hoping to fill it quickly with the Overwatch Pacific Championship qualifiers in Taiwan starting on June 20.

Related: Overwatch Pacific Championship's season two qualifier is quickly approaching

Should DeToNator.Korea gain acceptance into the qualifying tournament they'll likely be joined by sister team DeToNator.Gold, which currently sits at the bottom of Overwatch Pacific Championship's first season with a 1-10 standing. An alternative path for DeToNator.Korea would see them work toward participation in OGN Overwatch Apex in South Korea, the team said in a statement.

The current DeToNator.Korea team includes DPS player Choi "Trona" Joon-Hyung, flex player Kim "Raphael" Han-Byeol, supports Lee "NakYup" Yoo-Bin and Song "Hymn" Hyun-Jo, and tank player Yoo "Beksul" Tae-Young. Hong Sung-Woo is operating as the team's coach.

Season one of the Overwatch Pacific Championship is ongoing, with the season two qualifiers beginning June 20. The Blizzard-run tournament launched in early April at the developer's new Taipei-based stadium.

Flash Wolves, ahq Esports Club, and Blank Esports currently sit at the top of the 13-week tournament's standings, with a $273,000 prize pool on the line.

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