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All the Overwatch League roster moves made so far

Roster madness is in full swing.

The Overwatch League’s roster signing period is well underway, with massive changes being made to teams so far. There’s no current start date for the Overwatch League’s second season, but we know it’s coming. All teams must have eight players signed to their rosters by Dec. 1. Season one teams are currently switching up rosters, making trades and cutting players. But with a reported eight expansion teams joining the league for season two, things are going to get even more chaotic.

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We’ll continue to cover individual roster moves as they get announced, but we’ll also be compiling a master guide for everything that happens during the roster signing period—all the madness in one place.

Existing Overwatch League teams have until Sept. 9 to negotiate contracts with their League and Contenders players. Any player without a new contract by that date will become a free agent. On Sept. 9, the expansion window opens for expansion teams. Only expansion teams are able to then sign free agents that participated in the first season of the Overwatch League. On Oct. 8, the free agent signing window opens for all teams and players outside of the league.

Atlanta Reign

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

Announcement: Controversial streamer Dafran signed to Atlanta Reign Overwatch League roster

Boston Uprising

  • Shin “Kalios” Woo-yul released from roster
  • Mikias “Snow” Yohannes released from roster
  • Connor “Avast” Prince released from roster
  • Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov released from roster
  • Kwon “Striker” Namju traded to San Francisco Shock
  • Jeffrey “blasé” Tsang signed to roster
  • Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth signed to roster as two-way player

Announcements: Boston Uprising drops three from Overwatch League roster, Boston Uprising releases Mistakes, upping its dropped players for four, With blasé, Boston Uprising’s roster grows to 7

Dallas Fuel

  • Christian “Cocco” Jonsson released from roster, moved to coaching position
  • Brandon “Seagull” Larned, retired from Overwatch
  • Sebastian “chipshajen” Widlund, released from roster
  • Jung “Closer” Won-sik traded from London Spitfire

Announcement: Dallas Fuel re-signs seven players, drops one, Dallas Fuel acquire Closer from London Spitfire for Overwatch League season 2

Florida Mayhem

  • Andreas “Logix” Berghmans released from roster
  • Tim “Manneten” Bylund released from roster
  • Johan “CWoosH” Klingestedt released from roster
  • Sebastian “Zebbosai” Olsson released from roster
  • Aleksi “Zuppeh” Kunsti released from roster
  • Joonas “zappis” Alakurtti released from roster


  • Koo “xepheR” Jae-mo traded to Florida Mayhem from Seoul Dynasty
  • Jo “HaGoPeun” Hyeon-woo transferred from Mayhem Academy
  • Choi “Kris” Jun-soo signed to roster
  • Lee “BQB” San-bum signed
  • Damon “Apply” Conti signed to a “two-way” contract between Florida Mayhem and Mayhem Academy

Announcement: Florida Mayhem drops six of its nine Overwatch League playersFlorida Mayhem adds former Seoul Dynasty tank xepheR to season two roster, Florida Mayhem sign three South Korean players for season two

Houston Outlaws

  • Russell “FCTFCTN” Campbell released from roster
  • Matthew “clockwork” Dias released from roster, moved to staff position
  • Lucas “Mendokusaii” Håkansson moved to streaming position, inactive roster
  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz traded from San Francisco Shock

Announcements: Houston Outlaws drops two players from active roster, Houston Outlaws parts ways with FCTFCTN, San Francisco Shock trades Danteh for GGEA’s smurf

Los Angeles Gladiators

  • Baek “Fissure” Chan-hyung traded to Seoul Dynasty
  • Luis “iRemiix” Figueroa released from roster
  • Ted “silkthread” Wang released from roster
  • Choi “Asher” Jun-sung released from roster


  • Jang “Decay” Gui-un signed to roster
  • Gye “rOar” Chang-hoon signed to roster
  • Riku “Ripa” Toivanen signed to roster

Announcements: Fissure leaves Los Angeles Gladiators for Seoul DynastyLos Angeles Gladiators releases silkthread, iRemiix, and Asher, Los Angeles Gladiators add two players for OWL’s second season

Los Angeles Valiant

  • Finnbjörn “Finnsi” Jónasson released from roster
  • Seb “numlocked” Barton released from roster
  • Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo released from roster
  • Kim “KuKi” Dae-kuk transferred from Seoul Dynasty to Los Angeles Valiant

Announcements: Overwatch League’s Los Angeles Valiant release three players and an assistant coach, Former Seoul Dynasty tank KuKi joins Los Angeles Valiant

New York Excelsior

  • Hwang “Fl0w3r” Yeon-oh transferred from XL2 Academy to NYXL
  • Song “Janus” Jun-hwa released from roster

Announcement: New York Excelsior drops main tank player JanusFl0w3r is finally eligible to play on NYXL for Overwatch League’s second season

Philadelphia Fusion

  • Georgii “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha released from roster
  • Joseph “Joemeister” Gramano released from roster
  • Park “DayFly” Jeong-hwan released from roster
  • Choi “HOTBA” Hong-joon traded to Guangzhou franchise


  • Elijah “Elk” Gallagher signed from Fusion University

Announcement: Philly Fusion drops three players, including ShaDowBurn

San Francisco Shock

  • David “Nomy” Ramirez released from roster
  • André “iddqd” Dahlström released from roster
  • Daniel “DhaK” Martinez Paz released from roster
  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz traded to Houston Outlaws
  • Yoo “smurf” Myeong-hwan traded from GG Esports Academy
  • Kim “Rascal” Song-jun transferred from NRG Esports
  • Park “Viol2t” Min-ki signed to roster
  • Kwon “Striker” Namju traded from Boston Uprising

Announcement: San Francisco Shock drop three Overwatch League players— iddqd, dhaK, and nomy, San Francisco Shock trades Danteh for GGEA’s smurf, San Francisco Shock bumps Rascal up to Overwatch League roster

Seoul Dynasty

  • Gong “Miro” Jin-hyuk released from roster
  • Choi “Wekeed” Seok-woo released from roster
  • Heo “Gambler” Jin-woo moved to streaming position, inactive roster
  • Moon “Gido” Gi-do released from roster
  • Koo “xepheR” Jae-mo traded to Florida Mayhem
  • Kim “KuKi” Dae-kuk transferred to Los Angeles Valiant
  • Baek “Fissure” Chang-hyuk traded to Seoul Dynasty from Los Angeles Gladiators
  • Choi “Michelle” Min-hyuk signed to roster
  • Hwang “Marve1” Min-seo signed to roster
  • Lee “Jecse” Seung-soo signed to roster

Announcements: Gambler retires from active play on Seoul DynastyMiro, Gido, and Wekeed are off Seoul Dynasty, Fissure leaves Los Angeles Gladiators for Seoul Dynasty, Former Seoul Dynasty tank KuKi joins Los Angeles Valiant

Shanghai Dragons

  • Jing “Roshan” Wenhao released from roster
  • Liu “Xushu” Junjie released from roster
  • Chon “Ado” Gi-hyeon released from roster
  • Kim “Daemin” Dae-min released from roster
  • Xu “Freefeel” Peixuan released from roster
  • Chen “Fiveking” Zhaoyu released from roster
  • Cheng “Altering” Yage released from roster
  • He “Sky” Junjian released from roster
  • Jin “Youngjin” Yong-jin signed to roster
  • Yang “DDing” Jin-hyeok signed to roster
  • Son “CoMa” Myeong-woo signed to roster
  • Yang “Luffy” Seong-hyeon signed to roster
  • Cho “GuardiaN” Jeoon-hwan signed to roster
  • Bae “deim” Min-seong signed to roster

Announcement: Shanghai Dragons cuts the majority of its Overwatch League team, Shanghai Dragons signs four KongDoo players, two others

Toronto Defiant

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

Announcement: Toronto Defiant signs Envy and Neko, Toronto Defiant adds to players to DPS lineup

Washington, D.C. franchise

  • Song “Janus” Joon-hwa added to Washington, D.C. team

Announcement: Washington, D.C. Overwatch League team signs Janus, WizardHyeong

Guangzhou Charge

  • Choi “HOTBA” Hong-joon traded from Philadelphia Fusion
  • Ou “Eileen” Yiliang signed to roster
  • Lee “Happy” Jung-woo signed to roster
  • Finley “Kyb” Adisi signed to roster
  • Charlie “nero” Swarg signed to roster
  • Oh “Rio” Seung-pyo signed to roster
  • Kim “Chara” Jung-yeon signed to roster
  • Chen “OnlyWish” Lizhen signed to roster
  • Kim “Shu” Jin-seo signed to roster
  • Lee “WonJaeLee” Won-jae signed to roster

Paris Eternal

  • Terence “SoOn” Tarlier signed to roster
  • Nicolas “NiCO” Moret signed to roster
  • Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait signed to roster
  • Damien “HyP” Souville signed to roster
  • George “ShaDowBurn” Guscha signed to roster
  • Karol “Danye” Szcześniak signed to roster
  • Finnbjörn “Finnsi” Jónasson signed to roster
  • Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen signed to roster
  • Harrison “Kruise” Pond signed to roster
  • Luis “Greyy” Perestrelo signed to roster

Announcement: Paris’s Overwatch League team signs a France-heavy roster for season two

Hangzhou Spark

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

Chengdu Hunters


  • Chunting “Kyo” Kong signed to roster
  • Li “Garry” Guan signed to roster
  • Xiangyao “Yveltal” Li signed to roster

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