11 December 2017 - 15:17

RunAway tank reportedly to step down from South Korean team

The beloved player will no longer be a part of RunAway.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
Screengrab via OGN Global

South Korean Overwatch player Ryu "Kaiser" Sang Hoon will reportedly leave RunAway.

RunAway founder Yoon "Runner" Dae-hoon announced on stream that Kaiser will step down from the South Korean team, according to a translation from Reddit user TISrobin311. Runner did not disclose the reasons for Kaiser's departure.

Related: No one Earthshatters like RunAway's Overwatch tank player Kaiser

The team most recently participated in the Nexus Cup 2017, where they were knocked into the lower bracket by Lunatic-Hai. In the lower bracket, RunAway faced Vici Gaming and were eliminated from the tournament after a 0-2 loss. The loss put RunAway in the bottom eight teams participating in the Chinese tournament.

RunAway was once a premier Overwatch team, however. The roster consistently placed second across premier tournaments, including the OGN Overwatch Apex season two and four, Nexus Cup Summer, and APAC Premier 2017. There was a period of time where Kaiser left the South Korean roster for North American esports organization Cloud9, but the renowned tank player returned to RunAway after only a few months away.

Despite RunAway's success, the roster has been unable secure a championship win in a major Overwatch tournament. With Kaiser leaving the team, the roster will need to find a suitable tank player to fill his spot if they want to reclaim their spot on top.

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