Sources: Rascal to join Dallas Fuel

Kim “Rascal” Dong-jun, former player of London Spitfire, will be joining Dallas Fuel for Stage 2 of the Overwatch League. Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

The Dallas Fuel have come to an agreement for a contract transfer for London Spitfire's Kim "Rascal" Dong-jun, sources close to both Overwatch teams and the player told ESPN. The transfer is pending Overwatch League approval.

"We're pursuing negotiations with the Dallas Fuel to make this transfer happen," Spitfire CEO Jack Etienne told ESPN.

Rascal will be eligible to compete with the Dallas Fuel in Stage 2 of the Overwatch League, which begins Feb. 21. The Fuel's first games in that stage are against the Shanghai Dragons and the Los Angeles Gladiators.

For the last three months, Rascal has competed on the London Spitfire, the team that won the first stage of the Overwatch League. He played in only one of the games -- on Numbani -- in the team's championship finals match against the New York Excelsior on Saturday. The Spitfire took that series 3-2.

Rascal is among several roster additions the Fuel have or intend to make. The Fuel reportedly signed former Rogue DPS Dylan "aKm" Bignet, sources said. It is also discussing a potential addition of former Lunatic-Hai tank Woo-yeon "Sowhat" Bong, as reported by Rod "Slasher" Breslau and confirmed by ESPN.

Rascal, formerly of KongDoo Panthera, will be the fifth DPS on the Fuel roster after the addition of aKm. Other DPS players include Timo "Taimou" Kettunen, Hyeon "EFFECT" Hwang and Brandon "Seagull" Larned. EFFECT took a short leave of absence to return home to South Korea last week but will return ahead of Stage 2, according to the team.

The Fuel took 10th place in Stage 1 of the Overwatch League, which concluded Saturday. Prior to the start of the league in January, the Fuel -- previously known as Team EnVyUs, its parent company -- were one of the best North American teams and won championships across the region, as well as in South Korea.

"It's been a tough start for us, but this is not a challenge we haven't faced before," Fuel CEO Mike "Hastr0" Rufail said on Twitter. "I am still very confident in our players and staff. It's just taking a little time to gel the entire roster. We're going to get it soon."