The full Korean team dream is all but confirmed.
The Dallas Fuel have re-signed assistant coach Yong-jin "Yong" Kim. He will be helping newly appointed head coach Hee-won "RUSH" Yun in creating, what looks to be, Dallas Fuel's first all South Korean roster. Additionally, former professional player and assistant coach Jaeyoon "Aid" Go has also joined the team in the assistant coach position.
Just this week, the Fuel had announced the signing of Yeong-han "SP9RK1E" Kim, Han-been "Hanbin" Choi, Joon "Fielder" Kwon, and Jung-keun "Rapel" Kim, the first three of which all joined from the Paris Eternal. Head coach RUSH and assistant coach Aid are no strangers to these three players, having coached the team throughout their campaign in season 3, culminating in the victory against the Philadelphia Fusion in the Summer Showdown finals. Moreover, all players, including Dong-ha "Doha" Kim share connection due to their former team Element Mystic, with which they had competed in Contenders Korea under the leadership of RUSH.
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Over the last three seasons, the Dallas Fuel has been one of the worst-performing teams in the Overwatch League, consistently finishing in the lower half of the table. Initially fielding one of the most decorated Overwatch teams during 2016 and 2017 in Team Envy, the team had failed to deliver on their reputation. During the following two seasons, the Fuel had occasionally shown promise but were not able to deliver performances that would push them to the top ranks.
Team owner Mike "hastr0" Rufail had promised an entirely new approach with the goal of building "a world-class Overwatch League roster". The pick-ups are expected to achieve just that, building on a core of star players which rank among the best in their respective role.
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