UK Overwatch player Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth has joined Overwatch League team Boston Uprising.
The 19-year-old main tank joins Boston from London Spitfire academy/Contenders team British Hurricane, whom he has been playing with since the start of the year.
As part of the deal, he’s signed a two-way contract to both Boston and its partnered academy side Toronto Esports, and will start the year with the Toronto side.
A two-way contract usually means the player’s salary is dependent upon the league they’re assigned to play, and are popular in the NHL and NBA. In this case it could mean that, but it basically allows Fusions to play for either Boston or Toronto.
Fusions will lose his eligibility to play for Toronto Esports if he appears in more than two Overwatch League matches with Boston. He of course can’t compete in both Contenders and Overwatch League matches in the same week, as confirmed by this announcement post on the Boston Uprising website.
“We feel that Fusions will be an important part of both the Uprising and Toronto Esports and we look forward to having him as a part of the team.”
Chris “HuK” Loranger, president of gaming for Uprising owners The Kraft Group, said: “We are excited to add Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth to our roster. We feel that Fusions will be an important part of both the Uprising and Toronto Esports and we look forward to having him as a part of the team.”
Fusions put in a stellar performance in the Overwatch World Cup finals on the weekend at BlizzCon, helping Team UK (aka 7Lions) beat Team USA in the OWC quarter-finals.
He replaced Christopher “ChrisTFer” Graham who moved into a coaching role on the team – and this opportunity allowed Fusions to shine.
— Fusions (@Fusions) November 5, 2018
Fusions recently told ESPN: “I probably wasn’t too well known before. People in Contenders will have known me but a lot of people don’t watch that. Now I think I’ve met the mark and people will remember me.”
Further reading: Esports News UK interviews Fusions and CrusaDe on their Contenders win with British Hurricane
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.