Seoul Dynasty has traded Koo “xepheR” Jae-mo to Florida Mayhem for season two of the Overwatch League. Both teams announced the trade on Twitter this morning.
“We at Seoul Dynasty would like to thank him for his time with us this Overwatch League season,” Seoul Dynasty wrote. “We wish him the best of luck with his new team. Once a tiger, always a tiger.” Florida Mayhem added that xepheR’s new “dynasty” begins in season two.
Before joining Seoul Dynasty in October 2017, xepheR played for Cloud9 for half a year. Seven players remain now on Seoul Dynasty, while Florida Mayhem has signed four. Both teams must have eight players signed by Dec. 1. The Overwatch League’s trade season is ongoing, with teams able to negotiate with other Overwatch League founding teams for season one players.
The Overwatch League’s eight expansion teams cities have exclusive rights over free agents at this time, a period that kicked off yesterday. The exclusive free agent signing period for expansion teams continues until Oct. 7. On Oct. 8, all Overwatch League teams will be able to sign free agents.
Expansion cities include Chinese cities Hangzhou, Chengdu, and Guangzhou, Canadian cities Toronto and Vancouver, U.S. cities Atlanta and Washington, D.C., and France’s capital, Paris. The global league now has 13 North American teams, five Asian teams, and two European teams, with slots reportedly purchased in the $30 to $60 million range, according to ESPN.
Overwatch League officials have not announced a start date for season two.