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Overwatch League roster changes for the 2019 season

There’s been a flurry of roster releases, changes, and announcements

Blizzard Entertainment

The Overwatch League’s first season has come to an end, and while the World Cup is coming up to fill in the competitive Overwatch gap, the League action will continue with roster moves all through the off season.

Though teams like the Fusion, Spitfire, Valiant and NYXL might be in pretty good shape, there’s still plenty of reason to make a few roster alterations. As for everyone else, there’s no question that major roster changes are likely on the horizon as every team aims to improve their standings heading into Season 2.

Free agents can be signed by the League’s new expansion teams from Sept. 9 to Oct. 7. Following that window, every team in the league can sign any player. Contenders players who are not currently affiliated with an Overwatch League team will also have the same signing window as free agents.

This post will be updated to help you keep track of every player and team heading into the 2019 season of the Overwatch League.


Atlanta Reign

Signed

  • Petja “Masaa” Kantanen
  • Park “Popko” Hyun-jo
  • Seo “Daco” Dong-hyeong
  • Blake “Gator” Scott
  • Daniel “dafran” Francesca
  • Steve “Kodak” Rosenberger
  • Ilya “NLaaeR” Koppalov
  • Jeong “Erster” Joon

Boston Uprising

Current Roster

  • Park “Neko” SeHyun
  • Kwon “AimGod” Min-Seok
  • Noh “Gamsu” YoungJin
  • Gwon “Striker” Nam-Ju
  • Kristian “Kellex” Keller
  • Lucas “NotE” Meissner
  • Jeffrey “blase” Tsnag
  • Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth

Off-Season roster moves:

Released

  • Connor “Avast” Prince
  • Shin “Kalios” Woo-yeol
  • Mikias “Snow” Yohannes
  • Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov

Signed

  • Jeffrey “blase” Tsnag
  • Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth

Chengdu Hunters

Signed

  • Chunting “Kyo” Kong
  • Li “Garry” Guan
  • Xiangyao “Yveltal” Li

Dallas Fuel

Current Roster

  • Jonathan “HarryHook” Tejedor Rua
  • Dylan “aKm” Bignet
  • Minseok “OGE” Son
  • Hyeon “Effect” Hwang
  • Pongphop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod
  • Benjamin “Unkoe” Chevasson
  • Timo “Taimou” Kettunen

Off-Season roster moves:

Released

  • Sebastian “chipshajen” Widlund

Retired

  • Brandon “Seagull” Larned

Moved to coaching role

  • Christian “cocco” Jonsson

Signed

  • Jung “Closer” Won-sik
  • Richard “rCk” Kanerva

Florida Mayhem

Current Roster

  • Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-Woo
  • Kevin “TviQ” Lindstrom
  • Kim “aWesomeGuy” Sung-Hoon
  • Koo “xepheR” Jae-mo
  • Jo “HaGoPeun” Hyeon-woo
  • Choi “Kris” Jun-soo
  • Damon “Apply” Conti
  • Lee “BQB” San-bum

Off-Season roster moves

Released

  • Joonas “zappis” Alakurtti
  • Sebastian “Zebbosai” Olsson
  • Aleksi “Zuppeh” Kuntsi
  • Johan “CWoosH” Klingsestedt
  • Andreas “Logix” Berghmans
  • Tim “Manneten” Bylund

Signed

  • Koo “xepheR” Jae-mo
  • Jo “HaGoPeun” Hyeon-woo
  • Choi “Kris” Jun-soo
  • Damon “Apply” Conti
  • Lee “BQB” San-bum

Houston Outlaws

Current Roster

  • Austin “Muma” Wilmot
  • Alexandre “SPREE” Vanhomwegen
  • Daniel “Boink” Pence
  • Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin
  • Matt “Coolmatt” Iorio
  • Christopher “Bani” Benell
  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz

Off-Season roster moves

Released

  • Russell “FCTFCTN” Campbell

Moved to staff position

  • Lucas “Mendokusaii” Håkansson
  • Matthew “Clockwork” Dias

Signed

  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz

Guangzhou Charge

Signed

  • Ou “Eileen” Yiliang
  • Lee “Happy” Jung-woo
  • Choi “Hotba” Hong-joon
  • Finley “Kyb” Adisi
  • Charlie “nero” Swarg
  • Oh “rio” Seung-pyo
  • Kim “Chara” Jung-yeon
  • Chen “OnlyWish” Lizhen
  • Kim “Shu” Jin-seo
  • Lee Won-jae

Hangzhou Spark

Signed

  • Jeon “NoSmite” Da-un
  • Xu “guxue” Quilin
  • Kang “Adora” Jae-hwan
  • Park “Ria” Sung-uk
  • Kim “GodsB” Kyeong-bo
  • Park “iDK” Ho-jin
  • Park “Brazzi” Jun-ki
  • An “Revenge” Hyeong-geun
  • Cai “Krystal” Shilong
  • Yoon “BeBe” Hui-chang

London Spitfire

Current Roster

  • Hong “Gesture” Jae-Hui
  • Choi “Bdosin” Seung-Tae
  • Kim “Fury” Jun-Ho
  • Jung “Cloer” Won-Sik
  • Kim “birdring” Ji-Hyeok
  • Kim “NUS” Jong-Seok
  • Park “Profit” Jun-Young

Off-Season roster moves

Signed

  • Kim “Coach815” Kwangbok

Released

  • Jo “HaGoPeun” Hyeon-woo
  • Hwang “Tizi” Jang-hyeon
  • Seong “WooHyal” Seung-hyun
  • Lee “Hooreg” Dong-eun
  • Park “Changg” Chang-geun

Los Angeles Gladiators

Current Roster

  • Lane “Surefour” Roberts
  • Aaron “Bischu” Kim
  • Joao “Hydration” Pedro Veloso de Goes Telles
  • Kang “Void” Jun Woo
  • Jonas ““Shaz” Samuel Suovaara
  • Benjamin “BigGoose” Ville Aapeli Isohanni

Off-Season roster moves

Traded

  • Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung

Released

  • Choi “Asher” Jun-sung
  • Luis Galarza “iRemiix” Figueroa
  • Ted “silkthread” Wang

Signed

  • Jang “Decay” Gui-un
  • Gye “r0ar” Chang-hoon

Los Angeles Valiant

Current Roster

  • Park “Kariv” Young-Seo
  • Koo “Fate” Pan-Seung
  • Scott “Custa” Kennedy
  • Brady “Agilities” Girardi
  • Chae “Bunny” Jun-Hyeok
  • Indy “Space” Halpern
  • Kyle “KSF” Frandanisa
  • Minchul “Izayaki” Kim
  • Terence “Soon” Tarlier
  • Kim “Kuki” Dae-kuk

Off-Season roster moves

Released

  • Sebastian “Numlocked” Barton
  • Stefano “Verbo” DiSalvo
  • Finbjörn “Finnsi” Jónasson

Moved to coaching role

  • Christopher “Grimreality” Shaefer

Signed

  • Kim “KuKi” Dae-kuk

New York Excelsior

Current Roster

  • Park “Saebyeolbe” Jong-Ryeol
  • Jung “Anamo” Tae-Sung
  • Kim “Mano” Dong-Gyu
  • Kim “Libero” Hae-Seong
  • Kim “Meko” Tae-Hong
  • Kim “Pine” Do-Hyeon
  • Bang “Jjonak” Seong-Hyun
  • Hong “Ark” Jeon-Jun

Off-Season roster moves

Released

  • Song “Janus” Jun-hwa

Signed

  • Hwang “Fl0w3r” Yeon-oh

Paris Eternal

Signed

  • Terence “SoOn” Tarlier
  • Nicolas “NiCO” Moret
  • Harrison “Kruise” Pong
  • Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen
  • Finnbjorn “Finnsi” Jonasson
  • George “ShaDowBurn” Guscha
  • Damien “HyP” Souville
  • Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait

Philadelphia Fusion

Current Roster

  • Isaac “Boombox” Charles
  • Lee “Carpe” Jae-Hyeok
  • Simon “Snillo” Ekström
  • Joona “fragi” Laine
  • Alberto “Neptuno” González Molinillo
  • Choi “Hotba” Hong-Jun
  • Gael “Poko” Gouzerch
  • Kim “SADO” Su-Min
  • Josue “Eqo” Corona

Off-Season roster moves

Released

  • Park “DayFly” Jeong-Hwan
  • Joe “Joemeister” Gramano
  • Georgii “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha
  • Choi “HOTBA” Hong-joon

Signed

  • Elijah “Elk” Gallagher

San Francisco Shock

Current Roster

  • Choi “Choihyobin” Hyo-Bin
  • Matthew “super” DeLisi
  • Jay “sinatraa” Won
  • Minho “Architect” Park
  • Grant “Moth” Espe
  • Andrej “BABYBAY” Francisty
  • Nikola “sleepy” Andrews
  • Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson

Off-Season roster moves

Released

  • Daniel Martinez “dhaK” Paz
  • Andre “iddqd” Dahlstrom
  • David “nomy” Ramirez

Traded

  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz

Signed

  • Yoo “smurf” Myeong-hwan
  • Kim “Rascal” Song-jun
  • Park “Viol2t” Min-ki

Seoul Dynasty

Current Roster

  • Ryu “ryujehong” Je-Hong
  • Baek “Fissure” Chan-Hyung
  • Byun “Munchkin” Sang-Beom
  • Kim “ZUNBA” Joon-Hyeok
  • Kim “FLETA” Byung-Sun
  • Yang “tobi” Jin-Mo

Off-Season roster moves

Signed

  • Baek “Fissure” Chan-Hyung
  • Choi “Michelle” Min-hyuk
  • Hwang “Marvel” Min-seo
  • Lee “Jecse” Seung-soo

Moved to Staff

  • Heo “Gambler” Jin-Woo

Released

  • Moon “Gido” Gi-Do
  • Gong “Miro” Jin-hyuk
  • Choi “Wekeed” Seok-Woo

Traded

  • Kim “KuKi” Dae-Kuk
  • Koo “XepheR” Jae-Mo

Shanghai Dragons

Current Roster

  • Kim “Geguri” Seyeon
  • Lee “Fearless” Eui-Seok
  • Lu “Diya” Weida

Off-Season roster moves

Released

  • Liu “Xushu” Junjie
  • Jing “Roshan” Wenhao
  • Cheng “Altering” Yage
  • Chen “Fiveking” Zhaoyu
  • Xu “Freefeel” Peixuan
  • He “Sky” Junjian
  • Chon “Ado” Gi-hyeon
  • Kim “Daemin” Dae-Min

Signed

  • Jin “Youngjin” Yong-jin
  • Son “CoMa” Myeong-woo
  • Cho “GuardiaN” Jeoon-hwan
  • Bae “deim” Min-seong
  • Yang “DDing” Jin-hyeok
  • Yang “Luffy” Seong-hyeon

Toronto Defiant

Signed

  • Lee “Envy” Kang-jae
  • Park “Neko” Se-hyeon
  • Lee “Ivy” Seung-hyun
  • Jo “Yakpung” Gyeong-mu
  • Go “Aid” Jae-yoon
  • Lee “Stellar” Do-hyung
  • Choi “Asher” Joon-seong
  • Park “RoKy” Joo-seong

Vancouver Titans

Signed

  • Choi “JJANU” Hyeon-woo
  • Park “Bumper” Sang-beom
  • Kim “SLIME” Sung-jun
  • Lee “Twilight” Ju-seok
  • Kim “Haksal” Hyo-jong
  • Lee “Stich” Choong-hui
  • Lee ‘Hooreg” Dong-eun
  • Seo Min-soo

Washington Justice

Signed

  • Song “Janus” Joon-hwa