Jonsson retirement, pair of trades highlight Overwatch action

A Dallas Fuel fan watches Overwatch at the Blizzard Arena during Overwatch League Season 2. Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

Christian "cocco" Jonsson is retiring from the Overwatch League, stepping down from his duties with the Dallas Fuel, the team announced Tuesday.

In Season 1, Jonsson played tank; in Season 2, he transitioned into the assistant coaching role.

In a video posted by the Fuel, Jonsson said the demands of his Overwatch career have affected him and he would return to his native Sweden. He said he might consider full-time streaming but isn't sure.

"I've never been this stressed out in my life," he said.

The Fuel also announced the acquisition of off-tank Lucas "NotE" Meissner in advance of Stage 2. Meissner had been playing with Boston Uprising, but the two teams consummated a trade on Tuesday. The Fuel sent off-tank Richard "rCk" Kanerva to Boston in exchange.

In another trade, the Atlanta Reign acquired DPS player Andrej "babybay" Francisty from the San Francisco Shock. The Reign needed a starting DPS player or a substitute after the retirement of Daniel "Dafran" Francesca.

Francisty is expected to join the Reign in time for their stage two Overwatch League match against the Uprising on Thursday.