Uprising signs Jeongho MCD Lee after league approval

The Boston Uprising will take a chance on embattled support player Jeongho “MCD” Lee, getting Overwatch League approval to sign the free agent on Thursday.

The Hangzhou Spark terminated MCD’s contract in August following reports of alleged xenophobic comments directed toward a Chinese opponent. A clip surfaced that included MCD cursing at a Chinese player following a failed fight. He reportedly told Zhou “XRAY” Xiyan, in English, “Chinese, (expletive) you.”

The 23-year-old has been well traveled in his OWL career, playing with Talon Esports in 2018 before playing with Element Mystic in Overwatch Contenders in 2019. He joined the Spark in 2020.

“MCD is a talented player who has made mistakes,” said Chris “HuK” Loranger, president of the Uprising, in a team release. “We have had numerous conversations with him, and based on those conversations MCD understands that this is his final opportunity of his gaming career. We are hopeful that he will make the most out of this chance.”

The Uprising was 7-9 last season to finish just above the postseason cutoff line in the West region. They were eliminated 3-0 by the Toronto Defiant in the region play-in tournament.

–Field Level Media

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