Star off-tank Tae-hong "MekO" Kim joined the Houston Outlaws on Saturday.
The move is a significant one for MekO, who has spent his entire Overwatch career with essentially the same lineup. In 2016, prior to the advent of the Overwatch League, MekO played for LW Blue. He and the rest of that team were signed to the New York Excelsior ahead of Overwatch League Season 1.
With the NYXL, MekO has shone on a roster of best-in-class players. His offtank play factored heavily in the team's stellar regular season performances in both Season 1 and Season 2.
MekO's addition is one of several roster changes the Outlaws have made in the offseason. As Wonhyeop "ArHaN" Jeong and Chris "Bani" Benell leave the team, João Pedro "Hydration" Goes Telles, Jeffrey "blasé" Tsang, and Jung-geun "Rapel" Kim have all joined.
The Outlaws announced it had been purchased by Beasley Media Group on Thursday, ending months of uncertainty about the team's future.
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