Dragons Beat Uprising
On February 22nd, the Shanghai Dragons beat the Boston Uprising and finally put an end to their 42-game losing streak. It was history in the making. Everyone was happy for the long-awaited victory. Even fans of Uprising were excited that the Dragons finally achieved their first win. It was a day full of celebration.
On the other hand, some viewers may have noticed a lack of Uprising’s newest tank main Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth. Fans first saw Fusions play against New York Excelsior on the 14th, and again on the 17th against the Houston Outlaws. He’s an impressive Reinhardt player, landing some big earth shatters and blocking incoming ults. He may very well be one of the best team additions this season. If that’s the case, why wasn’t he playing against the Dragons on Friday?
Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth
Fusions was set to play against the Dragons initially but was told just before the match that he was ineligible to compete. The roster rules state that: Two-way players lose their Contenders eligibility if they play in more than two Overwatch League matches in a stage. What doesn’t appear in the published roster rules is that a two-way contract wouldn’t allow a player to compete in more than two matches per stage if the player participated in the most recent season of Contenders.
Fusions is part of a two-way contract for the Boston Uprising and their Contenders team. He was initially unable to play for the rest of Stage 1 because he played for both the Contenders team in season three as well as two previous Overwatch League matches.
Luckily, it seems that Fusions might be back for some more Overwatch League action. It appears that Uprising negotiated a new contract, making him a full-time player for the League. Fusions will no longer play for the Contenders team. Instead, he will be eligible to play in all upcoming Uprising matches. Hopefully, we’ll get to see more of this impressive main tank in the stages to come.
Happy to announce that @Fusions is approved and eligible to play this week. Although we obviously did not agree with the rules, was happy that @overwatchleague was quick to work with us and other teams.
— Chris ‘HuK’ Loranger (@LorangerChris) February 26, 2019