KongDoo merges its two teams into KongDoo Panthera
The KongDoo organization is restructuring its Overwatch teams ahead of OGN Overwatch Apex's fifth season.
After parting ways with Cloud9, KongDoo will merge its remaining KongDoo Panthera and Uncia players into one team taking over the Panthera title. Jang "Decay" Gui-un and Jin Yong-jin will play DPS, while Yang "DDing" Jin-hyeok and Kang "Void" Jun-woo will flex. On tank, KongDoo Panthera has signed up Moon "ChangSik" Chang-sik and Gye "r0ar" Chang Hoon. Son "CoMa" Keyong-Woo, Yang "Luffy" Seong-hyeon, and An "wakawaka" Jee-ho will play support for the new roster.
Cloud9 signed the KongDoo Panthera roster in September, changing the name to Cloud9 KongDoo. The whole team was initially set to play for Cloud9's Overwatch League team, though some players ultimately did not sign with the London-based team.
In October, Cloud9 picked up the GC Busan roster to fill out its Overwatch League team. GC Busan players Lee "Hooreg" Dong-Eun, Hong "Gesture" Jae-Hee, Park "Profit" Joon-Yeong, Jo "HaGoPeun" Hyeon-Woo, Sung "WOOHYAL" Seung-Hyun, and Jung "Closer" Won-Sik have reportedly all signed to Cloud9's London-based Overwatch League team.
Two South Korean free agents, Kim "Fury" Jun-Ho—formerly of Team Liquid—and Jong-Seok "NUS" Kim—formerly of Meta Athena—will joined the roster as well. Only four Cloud9 KongDoo players signed onto the Overwatch League team. An ESPN report cited "disagreements with organization management."
OGN has not announced a schedule for the next season of Overwatch Apex.