The Florida Mayhem didn't have a great season in 2019. They went 6-22 on the season which was the worst record in the Overwatch League. There were a few factors involved including sub-par coaching, the team not built for the 3-3 meta as well as not enough talent on the roster. Change was inevitable heading into the 2020 season. The Mayhem seemed determine to right the ship after a handful of roster and coaching releases and they recently announced their biggest move, signing former RunAway players Jun-ki "Yaki" Kim and Nam-jin "Gangnamjin" Gang.
Yaki and Gangnamjin were an integral part of the RunAway team in 2019. RunAway dominated most of Overwatch Contenders but fell short during The Gauntlet despite being heavily favored going into it. The team is known for producing some great Overwatch League players (see Vancouver Titans) and the majority of their roster is poised to make an impact in the league once they make the transition.
Gangnamjin was a great flex support player for RunAway. Flex support players have the ability to greatly impact a team and the Mayhem will benefit from a player of his caliber. Yaki was one of the best DPS players throughout 2019 Overwatch Contenders. Pairing him alongside Jung-woo "Sayaplayer" Ha is an inspired move that catapults the Mayhem's DPS line into one of the best in the entire league.
The Florida Mayhem will have something to prove heading into 2020. They placed 11th out of 12 teams during the inaugural 2018 season but shifted their roster greatly heading into 2019. Unfortunately, those moves didn't pay off, but the Florida Mayhem are once again trying to find all the right pieces to make them a contender going forward. The moves they have made during this offseason have been the strongest yet for them and they have their most talented roster so far. Here's to hoping the 2020 season can be different for them.