After the Seoul Dynasty secured London Spitfire stars - Joon-yeong "Profit" Park and Jae-hee "Gesture" Hong - many believed that the Dynasty were destined to become an Overwatch League "super team." Pairing together Profit and DPS phenom Byung-sun "Fleta" Kim sounded like a dream come true and one of the scariest damage duos in the league heading into 2020.
Unfortunately, the Dynasty had different plans for where they wanted their roster to go and Fleta was left to find a new home for the 2020 season. It didn't take too long, though, as the Shanghai Dragons announced that Fleta would be joining the team for the upcoming season.
Make some noise! For the 2020 season we’re ready to bring the heat and do some damage. Please welcome our newest Dragon, DPS superstar Byung-Sun “Fleta” Kim! pic.twitter.com/gZl1EAOwtK— Shanghai Dragons (@ShanghaiDragons) November 13, 2019
Fleta has been a star for the Seoul Dynasty throughout the first two seasons of the Overwatch League. The Dynasty entered the newfound league as one of the favorites to take home the trophy. They consisted mostly of Lunatic Hai players (along with Fleta) - a Korean team that were one of the greatest professional Overwatch teams of all time. Unfortunately, the Seoul Dynasty have never been able to live up to their lofty expectations after disappointing seasons both in 2018 and 2019. Still, Fleta played consistently well despite the Dynasty's shortcomings.
Fleta hasn't had the best of luck in his professional Overwatch career. A good player on either disappointing teams or downright awful teams, Fleta has an entire stat line dedicated to his name - the "Fleta Deadlift." A player who has achieved the Fleta Deadlift records at least 50% of the final blows for his team during a given match. It's an unheard of stat and one that few players can even dream of doing. With Fleta being on the Dragons now, he won't be the only star DPS player on a team anymore.
Fleta joins a Shanghai DPS line that already consists of Min-seong "diem" Ba and Jin-hyeok "DDing" Yang. DDing and diem were one of the most exciting duos in the league in 2019 and a big reason for the Dragons' success. Adding Fleta into the mix positions Shanghai as one of the most dynamic teams in terms of DPS players. Fleta has the ability to flex onto a large number of heroes and should make a large impact of Shanghai going into 2020. With such strong DPS players around him, Fleta probably won't achieve a Fleta Deadlift again, but it's safe to assume he is okay with that (as long as the team wins).