While Philadelphia don’t have the outright best players in each role, their roster strength from 1 – 12 is palpable at every point and the development for all their players has been well documented.In an interview on the OverSight podcast featuring Thorin and MonteCristo, Philadelphia Fusion analyst Beezy made it clear that the Fusion are all in on their success, and their second place finish for Stage Two playoffs was way more than a fluke. The announcement was a shocking one at the time and left fans wondering what the future would hold for both the Fusion and Eqo. While the NYXL had initial talks with the Spitfire, the asking price was too high for the team. Along with Fury, the Fusion picked up two more Korean players in Seung-hyun "Ivy" Lee, the former DPS player for the Toronto Defiant and support player Kyungbo "Alarm" Kim, who has been brought up from the Fusion’s contender team in the Fusion University. Along with that, the Fusion also announced Roston “Roston” Yoo as the new assistant general manager.“From state-of-the-art arenas to local teens winning millions, esports is the topic of every good conversation lately and I'm excited to be part of this great, new project,” said Magnatta. Sado struggled during multiple metas last season and many have questioned his ability to keep up with the team. ROSTER. Flair up. Dallas Fuel. Social Media. YouTube.
There should be some concerns about leaving the main tank and main support roles to one player apiece, but if given the right coaching, it could lead to a certain level of cohesion the Fusion haven’t been able to reach. The addition of Josue ‘Eqo’ Corona into the roster gave Philly another versatile, top-tier talent in the DPS role and the Fusion have made the most of his addition to the team. The NCS is an amateur esports circuit where competitors play in-person tournaments and showcase their talent, meet like-minded individuals, grow their skills and compete for various prize pots. Marisa Magnatta, WMMR’s Preston and Steve Show producer, is set to return as the host of the series. One of the biggest questions I had heading into things was how different would this be from a regular sporting event? Turns out — it’s not. If you’re a fan of Twitch — an online streaming site for players, this may be something to look into.  February 22nd - The winner of the Fusion University Hometown Heroes event, rownplb , joins the team. The first match of the Mayhem and the Outlaws had an interesting dynamic, where fans cheered for both teams. At the beginning of the split, the duo DPS threat of Carpe and ShadowBurn were good in certain situations, but the team overall lacked flexibility and cunning against stronger squads.The start of Stage Two was a breath of fresh air for Philly fans. The staying power for the Philly powerhouse will be tested severely for the rest of the season as top Western and Korean teams will look to disrupt the confidence and swagger that the Fusion have built for themselves. Overall, the roster has made some solid upgrades and should look much better heading into the new season. After a rough 2019, the Philadelphia Fusion could return to its former glory this year.In 2020, the team has added essential new talent to spice up their roster. It almost seemed like a mini ComicCon, or in this case BlizzCon — with fans in jerseys representing their favorite players, cos-plays of characters in the game and even a fake Gritty (the real Gritty was there too, but we’ll get to that later).With the new players, the Fusion could potentially field a nearly full Korean roster depending on the meta with a single non-Korean support which would likely be Boombox.
This series is a win for the community, and will further our company’s mission to make esports more welcoming and accessible to all gamers.” -Provide an inside look at some national tournaments being held in the Philadelphia region, such as the Harrisburg University Esports Invitational.