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Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion’s FU shirts ruled out of bounds

Wearing black t-shirts, they beat Toronto anyway

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One of the top teams in the Overwatch League had to suit up in something other than their preferred jersey, after league managers apparently ruled their their “FU” printed apparel strayed a little too close to the edge of good taste.

Philadelphia Fusion made the grand finals of the Overwatch Contenders series earlier this weekend, but weren’t wearing their official garb which designates them as FU, for Fusion University, the unit’s sponsor. The team’s members confirmed to Dot Esports that their threads were officially verboten. So they wore black shirts yesterday against OpTic Academy yesterday and today against Toronto.

Joe Marsh, the chief financial officer of the Fusion, drily noted that the Overwatch League otherwise has no problems with jersey numeral 69, or the “BAMF’ belt buckle that McCree wears in the game, for that matter.

In any case, Philadelphia Fusion rolled to a 4-1 victory today over Toronto today.

We’ve asked Blizzard what exactly is going on here, and will update if we hear anything back.