Overwatch League offseason trade tracker

Here's a complete list of the league’s changes before the 2020 season.

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It’s time for another round of the rosterpocalypse.

As the Overwatch League prepares to go global for the 2020 season, teams will have to decide what players and coaches to retain as they move. Traveling the world for homestand games will likely take a financial toll on even the most stable of teams. Beyond that, teams that had a rough 2019 season may be looking to start anew in their home cities. 

Expect many players to retire or announce their departures from teams before the 2020 season. Overwatch League contracts originally lasted two years—many contracts were created in 2018 if players were around during the inaugural season. As of Sept. 30, teams can decide whether to extend those contracts or allow players to seek other opportunities. 

On Oct. 4, the Overwatch League released the contract statuses of every player in the league. Players who are “under contract” are retained with their team while those who are a “team option” can be renewed by Nov. 11, or they’ll become free agents. Free agents have not had their contracts renewed and can pursue opportunities with other teams.

The Dot Esports roster tracker takes into account changes made in the Overwatch League after Sept. 1. We’ll continue tracking changes until February 2020 when the third season of the league will begin. Changes are listed alphabetically by team and then chronologically by date.  

Atlanta Reign

Boston Uprising

Chengdu Hunters

Dallas Fuel

Florida Mayhem

  • Oct. 4, 2019: Scott “Bearhands” Tester released as assistant general manager, Andrew “yeHHH” Yeh promoted to general manager.
  • Oct. 7, 2019: Jo “HaGoPeun” Hyeon-woo, Yoon “Swon” Seong-won, Koo “Xepher” Jae-mo, Park “RAin” Jae-ho, DPS Choi “DPI” Yong-joon, and assistant coach Kim “KH1” Hyung-il released from the team.
  • Nov. 19, 2019: Former Overwatch League player Kim “Kuki” Dae-kuk signed as head coach. Kim “Dox” Minseok joins as assistant coach.
  • Nov. 20, 2019: Kim “Yaki” Jun-ki and Gang “Gangnamjin” Nam-jin join the team.

Guangzhou Charge

  • Nov. 4, 2019: Kim “Shu” Jin-seo and Lee “Happy” Jungwoo retained by the team for 2020.
  • Nov. 11, 2019: Choi “HOTBA” Hong-jun, Joona “fragi” Laine, Aaron “Bischu” Kim, and Lizhen “OnlyWish” Chen released from the team. Lee “Rise” Won-jae retires from professional Overwatch.
  • Nov. 14, 2019: Alberto “neptuNo” González, Nam “Cr0ng” Ki-cheol, and Qi “Wya” Haomiao join the team.

Hangzhou Spark

  • Oct. 18, 2019: Assistant coach Han “Sup7eme” Seung-jun leaves the team.
  • Oct. 29, 2019: Kang “Adora” Jae-Hwan, Kim “GodsB” Kyeon-Bo, Yoon “Bebe”Hui-Chang, Park “iDK” Ho-jin, Xu “Guxue” Qiulin, Park “Ria” Seong-wook, and Song “SASIN” Sang-hyeon renewed for the 2020 season.
  • Nov. 11, 2019: An “Revenge” Hyeong-Geun released from the team, Park “Bazzi” Jun-ki retained for 2020.

Houston Outlaws 

London Spitfire 

  • Oct. 1, 2019: Coach Kim “JFeel” Jeong-min is released.  
  • Oct. 3, 2019: DPS Kim “Birdring” Ji-hyuk, support Kim “NUS” Jong-seok, and alternate DPS Lee “Guard” Hee-dong are released.
  • Oct. 9, 2019: Lee “Hoonmaru” Ji Hun added as assistant manager.
  • Oct. 21, 2019: Yu “Pavane” Hyeon-sang, Kim “Awesomeguy” Sung-hoon, and Lim “Twinkl” Young-bin added as assistant coaches.
  • Oct. 22, 2019: Hong “Gesture” Jae-hee and Park “Profit” Joon-yeong part ways with the team, go to Seoul Dynasty.
  • Oct. 30, 2019: Kim “Fuze” Tae-hoon and Shin “BERNAR” Se-won signed to the team.
  • Nov. 12, 2019: Choi “Bdosin” Seung-tae and Song “Quatermain” Ji-hoon released from the team.
  • Nov. 23, 2019: Roster revealed. Choi “JMAC” Dae-han, Lee “Schwi” Dong-jae, Lim “Glister” Gil-seong, Lim “SanGuiNar” Kyu-min, Lee “Highly” Sung-hyeok added to the team along with Fuze and Bernar. Jung “Krillin” Yung-hoon is re-signed.

Los Angeles Gladiators 

Los Angeles Valiant  

New York Excelsior

Paris Eternal

  • Oct. 16, 2019: Félix “Féfé” Munch leaves his position as head coach.
  • Oct. 18, 2019: Kim “NineK” Beom-hoon is hired as a coach.
  • Oct. 23, 2019: George “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha, Karol “Danye” Szcześniak, Roni “lhcloudy” Tiihonen, and Finnbjörn “Finnsi” Jónasson released from the team.
  • Oct. 24, 2019: Kim “SP9RK1E” Young-han signed to the team. Yun “Rush” Hee-won added as head coach, Jeong “Levi” Chung-Hyeok and Go “Aid” Jae-yoon added as assistant coaches.
  • Oct. 25, 2019: Jung “Xzi” Kihyo and Choi “Hanbin” Hanbin signed to the team.
  • Oct. 30, 2019: Terence “SoOn” Tarlier, Nicolas “NiCOgdh” Moret, Luís “Greyy” Perestrelo, Harrison “Kruise” Pond, Damien “HyP” Souville, Benjamin “Benbest” Dieulafait retained by the team for 2020.
  • Nov. 23, 2019: Jeong “NoSmite” Da-Un joins the team.
  • Dec. 3, 2019: Eoghan “Smex” O’Neill joins the team.

Philadelphia Fusion

  • Oct. 4, 2019: Lee “Carpe” Jae-Hyeok, Josue “Eqo” Corona, Alberto “Neptuno” González Molinillo, Kim “Sado” Su-Min, Simon “Snillo” Ekström announced as free agents.
  • Oct. 6, 2019: Head coaches Elliot Hayes and Go “NamedHwi” Se-hwi announce they’re pursuing other opportunities.
  • Oct. 21, 2019: Alberto “neptuNo” González released from the team.
  • Oct. 23, 2019: Lee “Carpe” Jae-hyeok’s contract with the team is extended. Elijah “Elk” Gallagher and Finley “Kyb” Adisi released from the team.
  • Oct. 26, 2019: Kim “KDG” Dong-gun hired as head coach.
  • Oct. 31, 2019: Full roster revealed.
    • Carpe, Eqo, Sado, Gael “Poko” Gouzerch, and Isaac “Boombox” Charles retained by the team through 2020.
    • Kim “Alarm” Kyungbo promoted from Fusion University.
    • Kim “Fury” Jun-ho acquired from London Spitfire, Daniel “FunnyAstro” Hathaway acquired from Atlanta Reign, Lee “Ivy” Seung-hyun acquired as a free agent from the Toronto Defiant.
  • Nov. 25, 2019: Jeong “Heesu” Hee-Su joins the team.
  • Nov. 26, 2019: Philip “ChipSa” Graham joins the team.

San Francisco Shock

Seoul Dynasty

  • Oct. 4, 2019: Ryu “Ryujehong” Je-Hong, Yang “Tobi” Jin-Mo, and Kim “Zunba” Joon-Hyeok announced as free agents.
  • Oct. 14, 2019: Head coach Kim “KDG” Dong-gun leaves the team.
  • Oct. 22, 2019: Hong “Gesture” Jae-hee and Park “Profit” Joon-yeong join the team from the London Spitfire.
  • Oct. 30, 2019: Yang “tobi” Jin-mo re-signed to the team, Kim “Creative” Young-wan promoted from Contenders.
  • Nov. 1, 2019: Lee “Jecse” Seung-soo and assistant coach Lee “WhyNot” Ju-hyeop released from the team.
  • Nov. 8, 2019: Kim “WizardHyeong” Hyeong-suk joins as strategic coach.

Shanghai Dragons 

  • Sept. 23, 2019: Head coach Wi “BlueHaS” Seong-hwan and assistant coach Jeong “Levi” Chung-Hyeok get released. 
  • Sept. 24, 2019: Moon Byungchul is hired as head coach.   
  • Oct. 23, 2019: Jin “YOUNGJIN” Young-jin released from the team.
  • Nov. 4, 2019: Noh “Gamsu” Young-jin parts ways with the team, joins the Dallas Fuel.
  • Nov. 8, 2019: Son “CoMa” Kyung-woo released from team.
    • Bae “diem” Min-seong, Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon, Yang “Luffy” Seong-hyeon, Kim “Izayaki” Min-chul, Lee “envy” Kang-jae, and Yang “DDing” Jin-hyeok retained by the team.
    • Lu “Diya” Weida retained on a two-way contract.
  • Nov. 25, 2019: Seo “Stand1” Ji-Won, Kang “Void” Jun-woo, Lee “LIP” Jae-won, and Lee “LeeJaeGon” Jae-gon join the team.

Toronto Defiant

Washington Justice 

Vancouver Titans

This tracker will be updated as new changes are announced within the Overwatch League.