The Vancouver Titans have signed Korean main tank Moon “ChangSik” Chang-sik, formerly of Fusion University and KongDoo Panthera. After the retirement of the Titans starting main tank Abtin “ShRedLock” Shirvani, ChangSik is here to fill in that role.
After his successful performance with Fusion University, ChangSik has disappeared over the past two years. However, with the opportunity to join the league, as many of his former teammates did, he took the chance. Looking to improve the Titans’ start to the season, ChangSik has returned to competitive play.
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ChangSik’s path to the Titans
ChangSik is a veteran in the scene who started back in the Overwatch APEX scene in Korea. Playing for Meta Athena and KongDoo Panthera, he reached his best finish in Korea with KongDoo in 2018. He was on the losing end of one of the most popular Contenders games ever; the RunAway 4-3 win that got them signed as the Vancouver Titans quickly after. Ironically, after the Titans’ roster collapsed at the start of last season, ChangSik now has his turn to play for the Titans.
Additionally, while on the bench for most of KongDoo’s games in Korea, he got a lot of starting time in North America. Joining Fusion University, he helped continue their winning streak on their move to Korea. His time there wasn’t phenomenal and he didn’t join Fusion’s other academy team, T1, when that Fusion University roster split up. After that, besides one tournament, ChangSik was essentially gone from competitive play. Now, he’s back and will start for the Vancouver Titans.
Vancouver making big changes
With ShRedLock’s retirement, the team needed to sign a new main tank. The Vancouver Titans decided to sign a proven talent that has experience playing with American players. After Changsik’s time with Fusion University, it’s surprising that this is his first chance in the Overwatch League. Most of this has to do with the Fusion’s vast talent pool at the time, as well as the long break he took. Either way, his trial by fire will start this stage. He has the opportunity to show why he won so much with Fusion University.