Former Splyce, Evil Geniuses players join Thai Overwatch team
Thailand esports organization MEGA is filling out its newly acquired Overwatch roster with a host of international players.
After signing former Splyce player Bradford "PYYYOUR" Ross as the team's coach, MEGA Thunder is adding three more international players to the roster, the organization announced. Swedish player Martin "Graceful" Wongprom and American player Kevin Moffitt, both formerly of Splyce, and American support player Elijah "Elkiea" Gallagher have signed to MEGA Thunder after the organization announced a successful Series A funding round.
All players are now training at the MEGA team house in Bangkok, Thailand. They'll compete together during the Overwatch Pacific Championship's second season in Taipei, Taiwan. Half of the roster, competing under the name FireBall, placed sixth in the tournament's first season.
MEGA Esports' nine-player lineup will be spread across two teams, according to Overwatch site Over.gg.
"Teams that aim to be world class require an in-house squad to compete against," coach Ross told Over.gg. "In the future it will become vital to practice strategies internally and have a 'farm system' to train future talent. My focus will be on both squads, aiming to make every player an important part of the organization.
It's unclear at this time how the players will be divided among the two rosters.
Four of MEGA Thunders' Overwatch players recently gained notoriety at the Overwatch World Cup Shanghai group stage as part of Thailand's national team. Ubon "oPuTo" Dara, in particular, impressed the international scene with his top-tier Sombra play. Thailand placed just outside the top two after being eliminated by China in the Shanghai semifinals.