Yesterday, Toronto Defiant's Kellex announced his retirement from the Overwatch League. This news comes just days before the Defiant face off against a strong Los Angeles Gladiators team for the first time this season. This weekend is also the beginning of seeding placements for the May tournament set to take place towards the end of the month.
Kellex spent the first two seasons of the Overwatch League with the Boston Uprising. Though the Uprising started off just alright at the beginning of the inaugural season, they caught fire in stage three going on to a 10-0 record throughout the stage. They were the only team to go undefeated in a single stage in 2018. Their season ended at the hands of the Philadelphia Fusion in the playoffs, though. The Uprising struggled in 2019, particularly through the second half of the season and found themselves as one of the worst teams in the league which carried over into this season.
A needed change for Kellex was the move as he signed with a revamped Toronto Defiant, hoping to have more success than his time with Boston. Unfortunately, the Defiant have sort of been middling in their performances but showed promise in moments. It's unclear what prompted the decision for Kellex but he expressed gratitude to everyone who supported him in his professional career, understanding his time as a player had to have been worth it.
It's been a solid ride for Kellex throughout is professional Overwatch career. He had the opportunity to represent in home country of Denmark three years in the Overwatch World Cup and was an overall likeable figure in the Overwatch League. As goes with life, priority and passions shift all the time and this seems to be the best move for Kellex moving forward.
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