Washington Justice Releases LullSiSH
The Washington Justice, a professional Overwatch esports team based in Washington, DC, has ended their contract with Lukas “LullSiSH” Wiklund after he was unable to join this season due to problems with his visa. The organization stated that they had released him so that he could pursue other esports opportunities.
Meanwhile, LullSiSH has instead signed with Young and Beautiful of the EU Contenders league. On Twitter, he thanked the Washington Justice for the chance but lamented that, “as (with) most of 2020, this as well didn’t go as planned.” The team responded on Twitter saying that they wished him “nothing but success in the future.”
The 21-year-old, who became known as a member of the Angry Titans European Contenders team, had been on the Justice roster since the middle of the 2019 OWL season. However, he never participated in the Overwatch League due to ongoing complications with his visa. Although the Washington Justice attempted to intervene on his behalf, they were unable to get a response from the State Department.
Prior to signing with Justice, LullSiSH had helped lead the Angry Titans to a second-place finish during the European Overwatch Contenders 2018 season two and three. In 2019, Angry Titans won the European Overwatch Contenders 2019 Season 1 and placed third at the Overwatch Contenders 2019: Atlantic Showdown. After his success with the team, he was invited to compete for Team Sweden in the 2019 Overwatch World Cup, where Sweden was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
His new team, Young and Beautiful, has given a number of current OWL players their start, including Brice “FDGoD” Monscavoir, Alhumaidi “KSAA” Alruwaili, and Samir “Tsuna” Ikram. Although the Tier 2 team is a step down from the Overwatch League, LullSiSH will be ensured some playtime with them.
In August, the Overwatch League implemented new rules that allow teams to select eligible free agents for the playoffs if they run into travel complications with their players. The Washington Justice picked up Gui-un “Decay” Jang in early August, reportedly to replace LullSiSH since it was becoming clear that his visa might not come through.
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