The Overwatch League has announced that newly-signed Dallas Fuel tank player Son “OGE” Min-seok will be suspended for four games in for participating in “account boosting” last summer.
OGE’s suspension would begins today despite not being scheduled to start until stage three.
However, the South Korean national will be eligible to play for Dallas in Overwatch League stage three on April 11.
“OGE’s suspension by the Overwatch League is effective immediately, including tonight’s match,” a spokesperson for Dallas said. “OGE did arrive in Los Angeles this week and has begun practicing with the team.”
In the meantime, the struggling Dallas team will play New York Excelsior at 9pm ET tonight, even as their roster currently sits at the bottom of the Overwatch League rankings, one spot above the winless Shanghai Dragons.
OGE’s suspension also comes after Timo “Taimou” Kettunen and former Dallas tank player Felix “xQc” Lengyel were both punished by the Overwatch League for various infractions of the rules. The former was fined for offensive remarks, while xQc was fined and suspended after already being suspended in January for four matches, too.
The Canadian player had since been released from the Overwatch League team, with OGE joining the team in order to replace him.
This was not the first instance that the Overwatch League has handed out suspension against players who were boosting accounts. In November, the chair committee has suspended Philadelphia Fusion tank player Kim “Sado” Su-min for 30 matches.