South Korean Overwatch team RunAway is looking to regain its OGN Overwatch Apex season two form by bringing back main tank player Ryu “Kaiser” Sang Hoon.
The star Reinhardt player will return to the RunAway roster for the fourth season of Overwatch Apex, Kaiser confirmed to Dot Esports. Kaiser originally departed from the RunAway roster in mid-May to join North American organization Cloud9.
Cloud9’s website no longer lists the tank player as part of the team. Dot Esports has reached out to Cloud9 for comment.
Fellow RunAway tank player Park “Bumper” Sang Beom initially hinted at Kaiser’s return during the Overwatch Apex group stage draw, mentioning that “The King”—that’s Kaiser—will return.
RunAway placed second in Overwatch Apex season two, but failed to make it out of the group stage during season three. Multiple roster moves had the team struggling, but with Kaiser back they’re hoping to place better in the next season.
As part of Cloud9, Kaiser failed to see success with the team. Despite taking third at the Overwatch TaKeOver 2, Cloud9 failed to qualify for Overwatch Contenders. It was reported that Kaiser originally left RunAway to find more stability in a North American team—but without an Overwatch Contenders slot, Cloud9’s future in Overwatch is uncertain.