LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Boston Uprising announced today the signing of Zion “Persia” Yang. The 20-year old support joins the Uprising from the Overwatch Contenders League: Pacific, where he played for Talon Esports for the past year.
Zion hails from South Korea and broke into professional esports with the Pacific division of the Contenders League. He was a member of the Talon Esports team that finished first in Season Two.
“We are excited to welcome Zion ‘Persia’ Yang to our team,” said Chris “HuK” Loranger, President of Gaming for the Kraft Group. “We look forward to having him as a part of the Uprising and feel he will be a key member moving forward.”
The Uprising will begin Stage 2 of the season on April 4 against the Atlanta Reign at 8:45 p.m. Eastern time. Boston went 4-3 in Stage 1 and qualified for the playoffs before falling to eventual champion Vancouver Titans.