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Shax among three released by London Spitfire

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Sep 29, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Fans raise a tifo during the Overwatch League Grand Finals e-sports event at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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The London Spitfire released damage dealer Johannes “Shax” Nielsen of Denmark, tank Gael “Poko” Gouzerch of France and Emir “Kaan” Okumus of Germany on Monday.

Shax was the longest-serving player on the team to be released. He had spent the past two seasons with the Spitfire after a nearly two-year stint with the Los Angeles Valiant.

The Spitfire also aren’t bringing back DPS William “SparkR” Andersson, a Swede who announced Friday that his contract expired and he was seeking new offers.

London had made major strides in 2022 after going 1-15 in the 2021 regular season. The Spitfire went 14-10 in the 2022 season and made the postseason.

–Field Level Media