Friday, 13 November 2020

Halo Report's: An Off-season Tracker Of OWL Roster Reports


By Arran "Halo" Brown

With the 2021 Overwatch League Off-Season well underway, I am back to provide you with the latest roster moves that are currently happening from the Leagues twenty teams. 2021 has been the most active off-season's in the esports history and below I will provide you with an up to date list of all the reported roster moves reported by myself, as we continue to go through the off-season.

Now, while this is the first year that I am providing a list, it is due to it being a popular request for fans to remember what I have reported. I will keep this updated with each reported move I have shared over the course of the off-season and as I have received feedback in the past regarding the terminology I use regarding my reports, 2021 will see me introduce below what is an actual report. For the sake of clarity, I am only considering the reported moves as announced in the example below and not the rumours in my overall percentage. This is due to the rumours I am sharing are not being confirmed moves and are intended to advise fans where teams a looking, while my reports are me officially reporting on the moves I have reported.

According to sources = Deal is done/virtually done, read wording after.

Now we have this cleared up, I want to advise that this will be updated so please make sure to check back if you want to make sure what moves I have reported. Let's get into the reports!

Confirmed Reports

Atlanta Reign: 

Se-Hyun "Pelican" Oh - O2 Blast - DPS

Boston Uprising: 

Jin-Ui "im37" Hong - WGS Pheonix/Uprising Academy - DPS, Ji-Won "Stand1" Seo - MT - Free Agent from Shanghai, Byeong-Ju "Valentine" Kim - DPS - WGS Pheonix, Hong-Gyu "Faith" Kim - Support - WGS Pheonix

Chengdu Hunters: Jiale, Liu "Kaneki" Nian -  DPS - Team Cat, Lei "Jimmy" Yujia - DP - Ultra Prime Academy, Tan "illusion" Li - Support Bilibili Gaming (OWL Name is Nisha), Qiu "GagA" Jiaxin - Team.CC, Cao "Faraway 1987" - Team.CC

Guangzhou Charge: 

Se-Hwan "ChoiSehwan" Choi - FA From Element Mystic - DPS, Se-Hyeon "Neko" Park - Assistant Coach - O2 Blast Support, Dae-Min "Daemin" Kim - Assistant Coach - formerly AC for Element Mystic 

Dallas Fuel: 

Eui-Seok "Fearless" Lee - Traded From Shanghai - MT/Han-Been "Hanbin" Choi - Traded From Paris - OT/Yeong-Han "Sp9rkle" Kim - Traded From Paris - DPS/Hee-Won "Rush" Yun - Transferred From Paris - HC.

Hangzhou Spark: Jia "LiGe" Chengjie - Team.CC, Jeong-Ho "MCD" Lee - From Element Mystic, Se-won "BERNAR" Shin - Traded From London, Seo-Min "Seominsoo" Soo - Free Agent

Houston Outlaws: Dante "Danteh" Cruz - Re-signed - DPS, Jung-Woo "Happy" Lee - DPS -  Free Agent from Guangzhou Charge. Min-Jun "Piggy" Shin - OT - Talon Esports, Myung-Heum "JJANGGU" Cho - MT - Talon Esports, Kyle "KSF' Frandanisa - DPS - Formerly of Valiant, Enrique "Joobi" Triana - Support- Harrisburg University Storm.

London Spitfire: Riku "Ripa" Toivonen, Daniel "Hadi" Bleinagel & Mikkel "Molf1g" Djernes - Promoted from British Hurricane

Los Angeles Gladiators: Grant "Moth" Espe - FA from San Francisco Shock , Jin-Seo "Shu" Kim - Transfer From Guangzhou

New York Excelsior: Gyeong-Mu "Yakpung" Jo - O2 Blast, Dong-Wook "BiaNcA" Kim - OT - Re-signed, Gwang-Won "Gwanboong" Kim - Team Cat, Seung-Hyun "Ivy" Lee. Young-Woo "Flora" Lim - DPS - Team Diamond, MinSeong Kim - Team Manager,  

San Francisco Shock: Charlie "Nero" Swarg - DPS - FA From Guangzhou Charge - (Shock were the unnamed team. Confirmation came after team pre-announcement. Agreed not to complete report)*

Shanghai Dragons: Pan-Seung "Fate" Koo - Traded From Florida Mayhem, He "Molly" Chengzhi - FS - Traded From Chengdu

Seoul Dynasty: Jeong-Ryeol "Saebyeolbe" Park - DPS - Free Agent 

Toronto Defiant: Jun-Won "Lastro" Munich- Support - Team.CC/Los Angeles Valiant 

Vancouver Titans: Anthony "Fire" King - Support- FA from Reign, Nathan "frd" Geobel - OT - FA fro Reign, Jiri "LiNkzr" Masalin - DPS - FA From Outlaws

Washington Justice: Gui-Un "Decay" Jang - Re-signed, Jun-Ho "Fury" Kim - OT - FA From Philadelphia 

Reports Awaiting Announcement 

Atlanta Reign: Kai "Kai" Collins - DPS - Traded From Los Angeles Valiant 

Incorrect Reports

¹ Young-Hun "MuZe" Kim to the Florida Mayhem -  Joined The Los Angeles Gladiators.

² Gyu-Min "Sanguinar" Lim to the Florida Mayhem - Now a Free Agent 

³ Damon "Apply" Conti to the London Spitfire - Free Agent 

¹ ² These were due to me misinterpreting information from a set of new sources. 

³ Mistake by myself 

⁴ Due to the exceptional circumstances that Avalla and Derrick find themselves in, I have actively decided to not report on any Paris Eternal moves this off-season as a one off. 

This list will chop and change as we go but I hope to not only provide you with correct reports but help keep providing you with updates that provide great discussion points throughout the off-season

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