The Philadelphia Fusion have had a successful offseason heading into the 2020 season of the Overwatch League. They kept a number of core players from their first two seasons while adding new faces that will not only make an immediate impact on stage but also provide much needed depth to a Fusion team that was stagnant and predictable for most of the 2019 season. The Fusion's DPS line continues to gets stronger after they announced Hee-Su "Heesu" Jeong will be joining the team for next year.
The newest member of our family is finally here. Please welcome @HeesuGOD from @Runaway_OW!— Philadelphia Fusion (@Fusion) November 25, 2019
We're looking forward to big things from this young superstar when he's finally old enough to take the OWL stage! pic.twitter.com/wFOca2ceOg
The Philadelphia Fusion made a strong run in the 2018 season before ultimately losing to the London Spitfire in the Grand Finals. Their success was largely due to the incredible DPS duo of Jae-hyeok "Carpe" Lee and Josue "Eqo" Corona. Unfortunately the majority of the 2019 season was played in the 3-3 meta where DPS players were relegated to a different position such as Carpe with Zarya and Eqo with Brigitte. Once the 2-2-2 role lock was implemented the two didn't perform as fans were hoping and the Fusion ended the season in lackluster fashion.
Adding Heesu to the mix along with former Toronto Defiant DPS - Ivy, the Fusion have increased the depth of their DPS line. They are stronger than ever before and if Eqo and Carpe can play to their potential, the have one of the strongest DPS rosters in the league. Unfortunately, Heesu will be ineligible to play until the end of March when he finally turns 18. It will be fun to see him in action when that time comes. Heesu was a big part of the RunAway team in Overwatch Contenders where they were considered the best team in Contenders for much of 2019.
The Philadelphia Fusion added some key players in the offseason, including Fury, who many consider one of the best off tank players in the world. Adding Heesu bolsters the DPS line even more and makes the Fusion more of a threat with the added depth. With only one main tank on the roster - Sado - who struggles with consistency, the Fusion would do good to add another as a backup or to takeover. Overall, the Fusion look good heading into 2020 and one or two more moves will help solidify them as one of the teams to lookout for next year.