We've only just reported that Overwatch League team Guangzhou Charge have signed Joona 'Fragi' Laine to their roster, swapping him with Philadelphia Fusion in exchange for Finley 'Kyb' Adisi, and now Los Angeles Gladiators have announced that they've transferred Aaron 'Bischu' Kim to Charge as well.
"I've been working with Bischu for 2.5 years now, the longest of any player I've worked with, and it's been an absolute joy to have him on the team for every single second. He's always really epitomized what I thought it meant to be a Gladiator, and he will forever be a Gladiator. I'm really sad to see him go, but really happy he has a great opportunity with the Charge to showcase who he is and why he's such a great player. He'll always be a great friend, and with all great friends, I wish him the absolute best." says head coach David "dpei" Pei.
The Gladiators currently sit at fifth overall in the league this year, although Bischu has missed a lot of this year due to illness. He's now released a TwitLonger post about the move though, and here's what he had to say:
"As of today, I am no longer with the LA Gladiators. Luckily I'm unaffected by the ex-Glads curse of retirement, so I'll be playing for the Guangzhou Charge now, woo! I think the most painful thing for any professional player is not being able to play, since you can only improve so much by watching instead of practicing with the team. So despite all the sadness and goodbyes, I'm super excited for this new opportunity with Guangzhou. There's only one stage left, but I'm going to give it 110%. You could say I've been Charging my energy on the bench for this moment."
"But I'm not going to lie, leaving really sucks. I love the Gladiators. The staff, the coaches, and the players are all incredibly talented. It has been an honor to play and work with everyone. For so long, we basically were - and are - the home team, and it's thanks not only to our efforts, but to our dedicated and passionate fans. I'm extremely grateful for all of you. Thank you."
Are you sad to see Bischu go?