The roster for the world’s most popular Overwatch team, Korea’s Lunatic-Hai have been signed by KSV Esports for Team Seoul in the Overwatch League, according to a statement from Blizzard on Wednesday.
Blizzard’s initial decision to sell the spot to the American company was met with harsh criticism from those who said that Lunatic-Hai deserved the spot after building their gigantic fan base so effectively over the last year. However, the criticism was met on all sides by quiet confidence that Lunatic-Hai would be a prominent member of the Overwatch League one way or another.
The roster will be the same, including Kim “EscA” In-jae, Kim “zunba” Joon Hyuk, Gong “Miro” Jin-hyuk, Ryu “Ryujehong” Je-hong, Yang “tobi” Jin-mo, and Moon “Gido” Gi-do, with coaches Baek Kwang-Jin and Chae Ho-Jung coming with the team as well.
Not only the most popular Overwatch team, Lunatic-Hai are also one of the best and most successful. In Korea’s Apex tournament, the only consistent international Overwatch tournament held so far, the team won first place in both Season 2 and Season 3.
It remains unclear if the Lunatic-Hai name will transfer with the players, or if the Seoul, South Korea Overwatch League team will receive a different name entirely.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that KSV signed the entire Lunatic-Hai roster, this was incorrect as only the starting roster was signed.