Boston Uprising main tank Fusions has announced his retirement, another in a long line of players heading for greener pastures as Overwatch 2 approaches.

The Overwatch League's "Player Apocalypse" continues with fan-favorite main tank player Cameron "Fusions" Bosworth announcing his retirement from professional play earlier this morning.

In a Twitlonger, Fusions explains that the "last couple of years have been very hard on me mentally" and wants to take time to step back so he can focus on his health.

Thanking his teammates, staff, and fans for an incredible experience, while he isn't sure what he will do next, he does expect to play Overwatch 2 more casually once it's released next year.

Fusions' long career

After joining the British Hurricane during Season 1 of Contenders Europe in 2018, Fusions' explosive main tank play and incredible leadership skills helped the team win the championship. This did not go unnoticed and his subsequent performance during the Overwatch World Cup later that year--including an upset win against Team USA--made no one doubt that he would eventually debut on the Overwatch League stage.

Sure enough, Fusions was signed to a two-way contract with the Boston Uprising and made his debut against the formidable New York Excelsior on February 14, 2018. This was the beginning of what is now known as the Year of the GOATS Meta, the time where main tanks such as he, Matthew "super" DeLisi, and Park "Bumper" Sang-beom dominated with their Reinhardt gameplay. Everyone fell in love that day with Fusion's ferocious play and unmovable leadership as the Uprising brought the once-unstoppable NYXL to its knees and forcing them to a map four.

A similar occurrence with a win against the Houston Outlaws a few days later gave people a more exciting reason to watch Boston that year. Yet due to the league's ruling on two-way contracts, Fusions was only allowed to play two professional games per stage, leaving him unable to play against the Shanghai Dragons the next week--the game that gave the formerly winless Dragons their very first win in the Overwatch League.

This setback forced Fusions to negotiate for a standard contract with the Boston Uprising and allowed him to play for the rest of the season, starting off with an explosive win against the Seoul Dynasty in Stage 2.

Passion that always burned bright

When he was on stage, his passion for the game was always apparent, shown when he enthusiastically (and accidentally) punched Kelsey "Colourhex" Birse after a win against the Dallas Fuel in March 2019 and when he showed his frustrations as the rest of the season was more rocky and inconsistent.

After being named an Overwatch League All-Star starter representing the Atlantic Division, he played again for the United Kingdom during the Overwatch World Cup, cementing 2019 as the Year of the Fusions despite the Uprising's unimpressive stages 3 and 4.

While he didn't see much gameplay in 2020 and 2021, Fusions has clearly made his mark on the league and has proven that passion, leadership, and raw skill will allow success that in his words, got him to "live a dream that I couldn't have even imagined."

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