Hangzhou Spark removes Krystal from OWL roster

Hangzhou Spark just announced its final decision regarding the Cai “Krystal” Shilong case. After reviewing all facts related to Krystal, it is no surprise to Overwatch League fans to see Krystal removed from the roster. From faking injuries to missing preseason meetings, Hangzhou Spark could not fully trust him. This OWL drama resulted in the removal of Overwatch’s Krystal from the official roster without any proper follow-up.

Krystal Drama

Last summer, Krystal took a 10-day leave to look after his ill mother. However, when his team asked him to return after those 10 days, Krystal failed to deliver. Furthermore, he did not communicate at all with his OWL team. Hangzhou Spark even asked if he needed to prolong his absence, understanding that family issues are a serious matter. Still, Krystal gave no response.

Hangzhou Spark’s Statement

After this incident, even his team supervisor started to go public with accusations. According to him, Krystal did not show professional behavior when present with the team. These allegations included faking injuries to miss team practice, disrupting the competitive environment during practices, and delaying his U.S. arrival for the preseason. After looking at the facts, Hangzhou Spark decided he was not necessary. Krystal is now a free agent on the OWL market.

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