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Bischu returns to Los Angeles Gladiators

The signing of Bischu marks the first time an Overwatch League player has ever returned to a team they were previously traded from.
Bischu returns to Los Angeles Gladiators

After an already busy Overwatch off-season, the Los Angeles Gladiators have announced the addition of another key player to the roster by welcoming back former team leader and fan favorite Hyung-seok "Bischu" Kim. Bischu formerly played for the Los Angeles Gladiators before being traded to the Guangzhou Charge earlier this year.

After starting his Overwatch League career with the Los Angeles Gladiators during the inaugural 2018 season, Bischu quickly became a player the Gladiators relied heavily on thanks much in part to his off-tank and bilingual abilities and led the team to an overall fifth-place standing.

However, due to ulcerative colitis, Bischu was forced to take a break from the game and opted to become a two-way player for the team in 2019 to help alleviate pressure from the Gladiators’ Overwatch Contender team and was traded soon after.

While it’s unclear how much playing time we can expect Bischu to see upon his return, especially alongside a bolstered lineup alongside Indy "SPACE" Halpern formerly of the Los Angeles Valiant, the announcement is sure to make fans happy, as many thought Bischu wouldn’t play on stage again after being traded and sitting out for most of the remaining season.

Despite his teammate being one of the best main-tanks in the league, Bischu journey is a feel-good story for many to see come full circle and seeing him back in the purple and white of the Gladiators just feels right. Here’s to hoping Bischu can continue to stick around for a little while longer.

The Los Angeles Gladiators will host two homestand events in Los Angeles during the 2020 season as part of a shakeup to the OWL schedule.