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Houston Outlaws part ways with GM coolmatt

The Houston Outlaws announced the departure of general manager Matt “coolmatt” Iorio on Tuesday. “We extend a heartfelt thanks to @coolmatt69 on behalf of #OutlawsNation for being with us since Season 1 to being the first #OWL player to GM an OWL team,” the team tweeted. “We wish him the best in all that lies […]

  • Excelsior announce 2022 roster, return to NYC

    The New York Excelsior revealed their overhauled roster for the 2022 Overwatch League season on Friday while also announcing the organization is returning to New York. NYXL spent last year in South Korea competing in the East region due to issues around travel restrictions related to COVID-19. They will now play against other NA teams […]

  • Philadelphia Fusion to stay in Seoul for 2022, announce signings

    The Philadelphia Fusion will have a familiar look and feel in 2022. Due to safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fusion announced Wednesday that they will compete in Seoul, South Korea, for the entirety of the 2022 season. That decision comes on the heels of the team competing in Seoul for most of […]

  • Vancouver Titans sign Skairipa, Seicoe

    The Vancouver Titans are dipping into the talent pool of Europe to construct their 2022 Overwatch roster, as the team announced the additions of recent European standouts Robert “Skairipa” Lupsa and Maximilian “Seicoe” Otter on Wednesday. Let’s start off 2022 the right way ?? Please welcome the newest additions to our 2022 Titans roster @SeicoeOW […]

  • RUI stepping down as Chengdu Hunters coach

    The Chengdu Hunters announced that head coach Xingrui “RUI” Wang will step down before the fifth Overwatch League season begins in April. He will remain with the organization as an honorary advisor, the team posted Monday night on Twitter. Today coach RUI officially steps down as Head Coach and Training Director and becomes the Honorary […]

  • Los Angeles Valiant sign ColdesT

    The Los Angeles Valiant announced the signing of former Hangzhou Spark player Xiaodong “ColdesT” Tong to their 2022 Overwatch League Roster. ColdesT, 22, joins a revamped roster after the Valiant went 0-16 last season. Also joining the team for 2022 are Weida “Diya” Lu, Seokhyun “Innovation” Oh and Ilha “Becky” Kim along with former OWL […]

  • Patiphan leaves Valorant to join OWL’s Gladiators

    The Los Angeles Gladiators confirmed Wednesday that Patiphan “Patiphan” Chaiwong is leaving Valorant and returning the Overwatch League. “We’re proud to welcome @itspatiphan back to Overwatch and to the Gladiators!,” the team tweeted Wednesday. “Well worth the wait, if we do say so ourselves!” THE PRODIGY HAS RETURNED. We're proud to welcome @itspatiphan back to […]

  • Los Angeles Valiant sign former Shanghai Dragons DPS Diya

    The Los Angeles Valiant signed DPS Lu “Diya” Weida to its 2022 roster, announcing the transaction late Monday night. The Chinese hitscan, 22, played for the Shanghai Dragons for three seasons between 2017 and 2020. Diya was part of the Shanghai team that went 0-40 in 2018. Yes, yes…we brought him back, the man himself. […]

  • Florida Mayhem sign main support Anamo

    The Florida Mayhem announced the signing of main support Tae-sung “Anamo” Jung. “The final piece of the puzzle,” the Overwatch League team tweeted Wednesday. “Welcome to Florida.” The final piece of the puzzle. Welcome to Florida, @Anamo_ow. #BringTheMayhem #LightItUp — Florida Mayhem (@FLMayhem) December 8, 2021 The 24-year-old South Korean player previously competed in […]

  • Washington Justice add Kalios, drop Fury

    The Washington Justice is signing off-tank Shin “Kalios” Woo-yeol, pending league approval, the organization announced Monday. The team also announced the departure of off-tank Kim “Fury” Jun-ho. According to Justice general manager Aaron “PRE” Heckman, Fury wanted to move closer to his family in South Korea. After many years away from home on several teams […]

  • Los Angeles Valiant add NoHill, WooHyaL to coaching staff

    The Los Angeles Valiant made two coaching moves on Monday, welcoming Wang “NoHill” Fuxing as head coach and former Overwatch League player Seung-hyun “WooHyaL” Sung as an assistant coach. Additionally, the team named longtime LinGan e-Sports (LGE) manager Gong “Cola” Mingyu as general manager. The team made the announcement on Twitter. “Let’s welcome Fuxing ‘Nohill’ […]

  • Ultra coach MarkyB denies rumors of Bance departing

    Toronto Ultra coach Mark “MarkyB” Bryceland said his team was not changing its lineup this offseason after a comment leaked from Ben “Bance” Bance that set off speculation he would not return. During a Twitch stream Monday, private direct messages between Bance and Obaid “Asim” Asim of LA Guerrillas were accidentally displayed on screen, including […]

  • Uprising signs Jeongho “MCD” Lee after league approval

    The Boston Uprising will take a chance on embattled support player Jeongho “MCD” Lee, getting Overwatch League approval to sign the free agent on Thursday. The Hangzhou Spark terminated MCD’s contract in August following reports of alleged xenophobic comments directed toward a Chinese opponent. A clip surfaced that included MCD cursing at a Chinese player […]

  • Hangzhou Spark announce Changgoon as coach

    The Hangzhou Spark announced Chang-geun “Changgoon” Park will serve as their head coach for the 2022 season. Changgoon, a 31-year-old South Korean, previously coached both the London Spitfire and Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League. The Spark also formally announced former Overwatch players Tsung-yu “Xiao Gui” Huang and Jin-hyuk “Miro” Gong were added to the […]

  • Washington Justice add OPENER to roster

    Washington Justice added main support Gi-beom “OPENER” An to their Overwatch League roster on Thursday. OPENER, 17, recently competed with Gen. G-Seoul Dynasty’s academy team in Overwatch Contenders Korea. He also was on loan to Ground Zero Gaming in Contenders Australia. “(OPENER) rounds out our support line as another young player bursting with talent!” Washington […]

  • Sean Miller named the new head of Overwatch League

    The Overwatch League is shifting leadership ahead of its fifth season. Sean Miller, who previously worked as the senior manager of product strategy, will take over as head of the league. He will replace Jon Spector, who will fill the role of commercial leader for Overwatch. “Sean brings a passion for the league and the […]

  • Florida Mayhem sign Adam ahead of 2022 season

    The Florida Mayhem signed Australia’s Adam “Adam” Soong for the 2022 Overwatch League season. “This time, there’s nothing holding him back,” the team posted Tuesday on Twitter. “Welcome to Florida.” The 19-year-old off-tank was briefly in the OWL with the Los Angeles Valiant in 2020-21. This time, there's nothing holding him back. Welcome to Florida, […]

  • LinKzr latest OWL pro switching to Valorant

    Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin is looking to become the latest professional esports player to make the transition from Overwatch to Valorant. The 27-year-old Finland native announced Monday on social media that he is leaving the Vancouver Titans of the Overwatch League. LiNkzr wrote, “I’m retiring from as an competitive overwatch player, im still curious about coaching/analyst […]

  • Fusion team member Alarm dead at 20

    Kyeong-bo “Alarm” Kim, a South Korean professional Overwatch player who spent the past two years with the Philadelphia Fusion, has died, the team announced Sunday. He was 20. The Fusion said they were “devastated and heartbroken” by Alarm’s passing in a statement. No cause of death was announced. “Alarm was the heart and soul of […]

  • London Spitfire add ‘prov1de’ to roster

    The London Spitfire signed flex support Owen “prov1de” Warner to their Overwatch League roster on Friday. prov1de, who used to be known as Slur, is returning to Overwatch League after he was dropped from Los Angeles Valiant prior to the 2020 season following screenshots emerging of him using racial slurs in 2018. The 23-year-old Englishman […]

  • Mayhem continue overhaul with former Gladiator MirroR

    The Florida Mayhem continued their overhaul Thursday, announcing the addition of flex DPS Chris “MirroR” Trinh to their 2022 roster. MirroR comes over after a two-year stint with the Los Angeles Gladiators. He brings flexibility to Mayhem, having played all three roles — including once in a single series. The addition of MirroR completes the […]

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