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Haksal joins the NYXL

Former Vancouver Titans star Kim "Haksal" Hyo-jong has a new home with the NYXL. Ben Pursell/Blizzard Entertainment

If you can't beat him, hire him.

The New York Excelsior have acquired 2019 Overwatch League Rookie of the Year Hyojong "Haksal" Kim. Haksal had previously been a member of the Vancouver Titans, who made it to the Overwatch League Grand Finals in Season 2, defeating NYXL in the Winners Finals in the process.

The announcement was made via Twitter video on Friday, with "HAKSAL" appearing in red letters and his signature Doomfist jumping in the air, leading into highlights.

Haksal quoted the tweet, saying "I hope all the New York fans like me. I will continue to work hard to show my great performances to everyone! Please give lots of support and I will win this season grand final!!"

Haksal was among the former RunAway players that left the Vancouver Titans in early May.