London Spitfire DPS Kim “Rascal” Dong-jun will transfer to Dallas Fuel pending Overwatch League approval, according to an ESPN report.
Spitfire CEO Jack Etienne told ESPN that the organization is “pursuing negotiations” with the Dallas Fuel regarding Rascal’s transfer.
The Overwatch League’s player transfer period began on Feb. 11. Players acquired during this period are eligible to play at the start of stage two, which begins Feb. 21. The trade window will remain open until April 3.
Rascal has played with Overwatch League stage one champions London Spitfire since the Overwatch League’s preseason exhibition matches in December. The skilled DPS player played with OGN Overwatch Apex season three runner-up Kongdoo Panthera ahead of the squad’s acquisition by Cloud9.
Dallas Fuel owner Mike Rufail announced in late January that the organization was in final negotiations with former Rogue DPS Dylan “aKm” Bignet. ESPN reports that Dallas Fuel is also interested in adding former Lunatic-Hai tank Bong “Sowhat” Woo-yeon to the Overwatch League roster. Rufail publicly disputed an earlier report that Sowhat had been signed to the Dallas Fuel.
The addition of Rascal and aKm to the Dallas Fuel roster would bring the team’s DPS count up to five.
Dallas Fuel has struggled in the Overwatch League, finishing in tenth place in the rankings. Once known as best Overwatch team in the west when known as Team Envy, Dallas ended the season with a disappointing 3-7 record. Their next match is scheduled for Feb. 21 against the Shanghai Dragons, who have also reportedly bolstered their underwhelming lineup.
Update, Feb. 13 at 10:34am CT: Team Envy CEO Mike Rufail has confirmed negotiations for the transfer of Kim “Rascal” Dong-jun to the Dallas Fuel.