The Dallas Fuel released Sebastian "chipshajen" Widlund and announced Christian "Cocco" Jonsson will become an assistant coach for the team in Overwatch League Season 2.
📣ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENT 1/2: We’d like to extend our love and appreciation to @chipshajen for his time with #TeamEnvy and the Dallas Fuel. We wish him all the best in the future. pic.twitter.com/66FffZdWTV— Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel) September 4, 2018
Dallas announced its decision to release chipshajen Tuesday. He was a part of Team Envy since 2016 and joined the Dallas Fuel with the rest of his teammates before the Overwatch League officially began.
"We are fortunate to have had a talented player and selfless teammate like Chips represent Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel these last three years," Dallas Fuel and Envy Gaming owner Mike Rufail said. "Without Chips, there would have been no Envy Overwatch, no APEX championship and no Contenders trophy. Chips was an integral part of our team and someone who created amazing memories for our organization and fans. We wish Chips the best wherever he chooses to play next.”
Its roster will also lose Cocco, who will transition from player to assistant coach. "I'm excited by the diversity of personalities and skill sets among our coaching staff heading into next season," head coach Aaron "Aero" Atkins said.
Brandon "Seagull" Larned announced his retirement from professional Overwatch on Aug. 7, and will not continue to play for the team in the next season. The Dallas Fuel confirmed it will re-sign the remaining seven players (Dylan "aKm" Bignet, Hyeong "EFFECT" Hwang, Jonathan "HarryHook" Tejedor Rua, Ponghop "Mickie" Rattanasangchod, Min-seok "OGE" Son, Timo "Taimou" Kettunen and Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson) for the next Overwatch League season, however.
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