Overwatch League player learns he was fired via Tweet
Getting fired is never fun, but it’s even worse when you find out via Tweet. Sang-min “Myunb0ng” Seo, support player for New York’s Surveillance The league team found out he wasn’t going to play in this week or any other when his organization said goodbye to him in a tweet. Roster changes in the OWL are usually announced via tweet, so this wasn’t out of the ordinary. The problem is that it seems no one informed Seo of his release beforehand. He replied to the goodbye tweet with question marks, seemingly confused.
He also quoted the announcement on Twitter with another question mark, seemingly confirming the idea that he didn’t know it was coming.
This particular revelation inspires a big “oof” because just hours before tweeting about Seo’s exit, the New York Excelsior tweeted a welcome note for his new support player, Soon-jae “Ansoonjae” Jae. So, apparently, Seo saw the ad and was in the process of hosting a helpline comrade, unaware that said comrade would be taking his place. Damn.
New York Excelsior apologized Wednesday for the situation. “Today we posted an announcement thanking Myunb0ng for his time with us, but we failed to communicate properly with the team before this announcement was made,” the team said. wrote on Twitter. “We take full responsibility and there is no excuse. At Myunb0ng, we are deeply sorry for our miscommunication and for bringing you through this situation.
Fans responded to Seo’s tweets with shock, hoping that wasn’t how a player truly found out about his release. But even if that were the case, Seo wouldn’t be in bad company. There are plenty of stories in meatsports where players find out they’ve been dumped or traded via tweet and a host of other unsavory ways. It still stings a bit.