Dallas Fuel re-signs 7 players, drops one

Another player will move to a coaching position.

Photo by Robert Paul via Blizzard Entertainment

Team Envy’s Overwatch League team, Dallas Fuel, has dropped Sebastian “chipshajen” Widlund from the roster and moved Christian “Cocco” Jonsson to a coaching role.

The organization announced the news on Twitter this afternoon. “We will be re-signing seven players to our roster for the 2019 Overwatch League season,” a Dallas Fuel representative wrote on Twitter. “Cocco will be transitioning to an assistant coach position.”

Related: Seagull retires from professional Overwatch

Dylan “aKm” Bignet, Hyeong “EFFECT” Hwang, Jonathan “HarryHook” Tejedor Rua, Ponghop “Mickie” Rattanasangchod, Min-seok “OGE” Son, Timo “Taimou” Kettunen, and Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson will stay with Dallas Fuel heading into the Overwatch League’s second season.

“We are fortunate to have had a talented player and selfless teammate like chips represent Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel these last three years,” Dallas Fuel owner Mike Rufail said in a statement. “Without chips, there would have been no Envy Overwatch, no APEX championship and no Contenders trophy. Chips was an integral part of our team and someone who created amazing memories for our organization and fans. We wish chips the best wherever he chooses to play next.”

Chipshajen has played support for Team Envy’s Overwatch team since April 2016.

Dallas Fuel owner Mike Rufail announced last week that Team Envy is preparing a new training facility for its Overwatch League team in season two. No other details were given at the time. In August, former Dallas Fuel flex tank player Brandon “Seagull” Larned retired from professional Overwatch. He’s followed a consistent streaming schedule since then.

The Overwatch League’s signing period is well underway, with current teams negotiating with players until Sept. 8. On Sept. 9, all unsigned players become free agents available for expansion teams to sign. Expansion teams have until Oct. 7 to sign free agents before the pool opens for all teams and players outside the league. Trades are ongoing throughout the roster swap period. Teams must have eight players signed by Dec. 1.

Blizzard hasn’t announced a start date for the Overwatch League’s second season. It’s expected to begin in 2019.