Esports leagues tend to be quite busy in the off-season, and the Overwatch League is no exception. As the season wrapped up, with the San Fransico Shock taking the Grand Finals, teams are looking to shake things up in the offseason and make the necessary changes needed. Gaming Conviction has reported many off-season moves for a number of players and coaches in the past week.
Let’s take a look at the big moves so far.
The Houston Outlaws have taken interest in Chris “Dream“ Myrick and signed him as an assistant coach for the team. He’s was an analyst for the British Hurricane as well as coaching the Montreal Rebellion. Now he will be part one of the biggest teams in the leagues.
— Houston Outlaws (@Outlaws) October 25, 2019
It’s a great move for the Houston Outlaws as they add more experience to their coaching staff.
Dong-gun “KDG” Kim joins Fusion as their new head coach. He comes off of the recent season coaching Seoul Dynasty. He was able to help the team finish 3rd in the Overwatch League – 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs. Philadelphia Fusion also announced that they are parting ways with Elijah Hudson “Elk“ Gallagher and Finley “Kyb” Adi.
A bunch of moves for Eternal in the past week with the signings of two new players; Ki-hyo “Xzi“ Jung, Yeong-han “Sp9rk1e” Kim and Han-been “Hanbin“ Choi. Paris is looking to beef up their line-up with experienced Korean players after finishing in 14th place and not qualifying for the 2019 playoffs.
Los Angeles Valiant
Jordan “Gunba“ Graham rejoins the Los Angeles Valiant as Assistant Coach after being coaching assistant of the Boston Uprising in the 2019 season.
— Los Angeles Valiant (@LAValiant) October 24, 2019
Ho-Sung “TTuba“ Lee joined The Justice. Quoting the team, “We can’t wait for you to get to know this DPS powerhouse!”.
We can’t wait for you to get to know this DPS powerhouse!
— Washington Justice (@washjustice) October 23, 2019
The Defiant has signed Young-seo “KariV” Park to the team/ “KariV leaves the Los Angeles Valiant.
The Dynasty has signed the dynamic duo of Joon-yeong “Profit“ Park and Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong, taken from the London Spitfire.
Los Angeles Gladiators
The Gladiators acquired Indy “SPACE” Halpern from Valient.
Yong-Jin “YOUNGJIN“ Jin has just been released by the Shanghai Dragons after the 2019 season. YOUGJIN, who is from South Korean and plays as a Flex (DPS/Tank) is now a free-agent.