New York Excelsior has announced that the team has parted ways with former Director of Player Personnel, Scott "BEARHANDS" Tester.

It is unclear as to the reason the two parties have agreed to part ways, although both the team and BEARHANDS had agreed to do so. BEARHANDS as the Director of Player Personnel was responsible for scouting for player talent, as well as responsible for the recruitment of each player.


He was responsible for gathering top talent such as Yeon-joon "Ark" Hong, Hye-sung "Libero" Kim, and Sung-hyeon "JJoNaK" Bang from well-known teams such as LW Blue, LW Red, and Meta Athena. The two supports he found, Ark and JJoNaK are considered two of the best supports in the entire League. BEARHANDS' efforts helped build and shape the roster of New York Excelsior, who has since become one of the dominant teams in the Overwatch League. 


New York Excelsior is one of the dominant teams of Stage 3, only just below the up and coming, Boston Uprising after their upset against London Spitfire. NYXL has only one loss before the playoffs and will face the Dallas Fuel on Thursday, May 3.


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