Finding the Right Puzzle Piece: Gamsu

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The Dallas Fuel are making moves. On the heels of the trade that sent Main Tank, Min-seok “OGE” Son to the Los Angeles Gladiators and the re-signing of Lucas “NotE” Meissner, we get more good news. The Dallas Fuel have acquired free-agent Young-jin “Gamsu” Noh. If you aren’t familiar with Gamsu, sit back and relax, as you are about to get a quick recap on the Fuel’s newest tank. 

Pre-Overwatch League

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APEX is viewed as the premier Overwatch scene prior to the inception of the Overwatch League. The best Overwatch players of the time competed on teams such as Runaway, Team EnVyUs, and Lunatic Hai for supremacy. With players and teams establishing their stardom and fan base within this tournament series. Looking at the talent currently in the Overwatch League, many fans can trace their favorite players back to APEX. Gamsu is no exception. Gamsu played for Conbox during Seasons 1-3. Conbox didn’t find consistent success, but watch the VODs and you will see why he and his teammates were scouted for the Overwatch League. These teammates include fellow Overwatch League players, Minho “Architect” Park , Jooseok “Twilight” Lee , and retired Overwatch League player, Joon-seong “Asher” Choi.

OWL Season 1 – Boston Uprising

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The Boston Uprising announced their complete roster, including Gamsu, on October 26, 2017. The roster of many “unknowns” was panned by the doomsayers but Uprising fans rallied against the tide regardless. They put their faith in their President of Gaming, Chris “HuK” Loranger and Huk did with the players. Gamsu was the starting main tank, consistently contributing to his team’s overall success. As a result, the Uprising finished 10-0 in Stage 3 and had a final season record of 26-14 earning 3rd place overall. As a result, Gamsu’s play was recognized as he received a spot on the Overwatch League All Star Atlantic roster.

OWL Season 2 – Shanghai Dragons

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Two days prior to the start of Season 2, the Boston Uprising traded Gamsu to the Shanghai Dragons. Although the Dragons had retooled before the start of Season, they lost their main tank when Lee “Fearless” Eui-seok returned home unexpectedly. Gamsu was thrust into the lineup and it took a few games, but the team would start to gel and find success nonetheless. Gamsu and the Dragons broke the team’s 42 game losing streak by beating his previous team, the Boston Uprising 3-1.

The team continued to make progress throughout the season, earning a Stage 3 Playoff birth. Shanghai vanquished the New York Excelsior and Vancouver Titans on their way to the Stage 3 finals. They met and overcame the San Francisco Shock in the title game to become Stage 3 Champions. Shanghai ended the regular season 11th overall with a 13-15 record. Importantly, this was good enough to make into the Season Playoff Play-In. After the season concluded for the Dragons, Gamsu was a free agent.

OWL Season 3 – Dallas Fuel

Dallas needed a main tank that could fill the shoes of OGE, in this fan’s opinion, they have done just that, bringing Gamsu on board. Gamsu brings winning experience and could mentor our young tank until he is ready to take the mantle. In addition to Gamsu’s experience and skill, he and off tank, NotE have prior synergy from playing together for Boston in Season 1. They look to have kept close, even after the trade, as NotE shows up consistently in Gamsu’s Twitter feed. This cohesion and the fact that both players are exceptionally talented, gives this fan confidence that the puzzle of our tank line is now complete.

As a bonus, we get a new mascot out of the deal too. This fan would like to also welcome Uni to the Fuel Fam!

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