15 August 2017 - 16:49

Misfits pick up former Gigantti Overwatch player

Gigantti will fill their missing spot with a former Hammers Esports player.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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After dropping two of their Overwatch players, Misfits has reportedly found a replacement for one of them.

Flex support player Aleksi "Zuppehw" Kuntsi will leave Gigantti for Misfits, according to Overwatch website Over.gg. In turn, Gigantti has turned to former Hammers Esports support Jonas "Shaz" Suovaara to replace Zuppehw.

Related: Cloud9 picks up Laser Kittenz roster ahead of Overwatch Contenders

Misfits' Overwatch team is currently being restructured ahead of Overwatch Contenders and the Overwatch League. Misfits tank player Jonathan "Reinforce" Larsson has been removed from the team's starting roster, while DPS player Andreas "Nevix" Karlsson will move to Cloud9. The team is expected to participate in season one of Overwatch Contenders, which begins this week, as well as Overwatch League, where they hold the Miami-Orlando spot.

Players signed to Misfits now, however, aren't exactly guaranteed a spot in the Overwatch League. That'll be finalized when the league's contracts are signed, and Misfits has not officially confirmed which players will participate.

Shaz, on the other hand, found himself without an Overwatch team when Hammers released its Overwatch roster in late July.

Both Misfits and Gigantti will participate in Overwatch Contenders season one in Europe. Misfits just missed the cutoff point, coming in eighth in season zero of the tournament. Gigantti, then known as Rest in Pyjamas, fared slightly better, ending up in sixth. When the European tournament begins this week, they'll face eUnited, 123, Laser Kittenz (now Cloud9), Bazooka Puppiez, and Team Singularity. A replacement for Movistar Riders, who've since disbanded, has not been officially confirmed.

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