Method signs 1SHOT's Roster
Method, a team mainly known for their streamers, has ventured into the Overwatch realm with their recent roster acquisition. On Wednesday, Method announced via their website that they signed 1SHOT’s ex-roster. Method’s new roster is currently ranked 25th in the world and 11th in North America, according to GosuGamer’s rankings.
1SHOT was formed in late 2015 to compete in GosuGamer’s first NA Weekly, and they took third in that tournament. Method’s new roster has seen some success in recent events, placing second in GosuGamer’s 16th NA Weekly, losing 3-0 to nubris, who is now Fnatic. Something that really attracted attention to the team is placing first-fourth at 2016 ESL Overwatch Atlantic Showdown NA Qualifier #3, which qualified them for the $100,000 event happening at Gamescon.
The team has been seeing exponential growth from June to July, proving that they are here to stay. In June, the team has a record of 12-16 with a 43% win rate, but in July, they kept the same amount of losses but more than doubled their wins. In July, their record was 27-16, giving them a win rate of 63%.
I asked Brayden Wilmoth, the Overwatch team manager, how he sees the roster progessing in the future and if he believes they can stand a chance against the big name teams such as Team EnVyUs and Cloud9. “We do think our roster moving into Method will have a great chance facing up against the big names such as EnVyUs and Cloud9," Wilmoth said. "For the past couple of weeks, we've had to spend more time than we wanted finding a solid sixth person to fill out our roster after losing a guy, but now that we have that positioned filled, we're fully focused on making this team a top contender.”
Method's new roster is as follows:
- Jacob “PsychoWaffle” Oyer
- Nicholas “exi” Dudek
- Brandon “ultimawep” Wilson
- Eric “Krawnnic” Beaugh
- Randal “Roolf” Stark
- Currently Unknown
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