No one is safe in the off-season of Overwatch as teams drop players and coaches alike. Today, the Boston Uprising announced that they will be releasing assistant coaches Jordan “Gunba” Graham and Jackson “Shake” Kaplan. Gunba has been with the Boston Uprising since 2018 and previously worked with the Los Angeles Valiant. Shake has been with the Uprising since their conception and both coaches were instrumental in the Uprising’s success in the League. Chris “HuK” Loranger stated, “We’re thankful for all the hard work Gunba and Shake have put in to help lead the Uprising. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors and hope to see them both land with new teams soon.”
The news is not over though, as the Boston Uprising is bringing on a new assistant coach by the name of Ilias “iLka” Kaskanetas. iLka was an assistant coach for Angry Titans and the Atlanta Academy, two Contenders teams that have shown dominance in their regions. iLka stated that, “My goal for the new year is to dedicate myself into turning this all around and to help the team climb up the ranks. I’m also very keen on self-improvement, so I think being a part of the Overwatch League will help me grow a lot as a coach and as a person. I am certain we can achieve big things with hard work and head coach Mineral’s leadership.”
Season 2 of the Overwatch League is officially over, and now is the time for teams to prepare the perfect roster for next year. Multiple teams are changing their roster of coaches and players so we will have to wait 4 more months until the final rosters are announced, and Overwatch League Season 3 begins.