Former LA Valiant player envy finds new home on Meta Bellum

The South Korean flex player will likely join the team for the next season of Contenders.

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Former Overwatch League player Lee “envy” Kang-jae has joined South Korean team Meta Bellum.

Envy was released from Los Angeles Valiant’s Overwatch League roster in early April. Aside from a statement that said the team “mutually agreed” to release envy from his contract, not much is known about his departure from the roster. Envy tweeted on May 3 that he had found a new team. On May 7, Meta Gaming confirmed that the flex player had joined Meta Bellum. Envy had played with the Immortals-owned Overwatch squad since June 2017.

The Overwatch League roster signing period ended on April 3, rendering envy ineligible to join a new team after being released from LA Valiant. There is a chance envy could return to the Overwatch League for its second season—but not before then.

Meta Bellum fell to O2 Ardeont in the Overwatch Contenders 2018 season one playoffs on April 22, earning themselves a fourth place finish in the league. It’s unclear when season two of Overwatch Contenders Korea will begin. The season one grand final match between O2 Ardeont and X6-Gaming is scheduled for May 12.

Tournaments outside the official Blizzard circuit are relatively scarce, and it’s unclear when we’ll be able to see envy in action with his new Overwatch team.