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Traded from San Francisco Shock to Houston Outlaws
September 18, 2018
Datneh has been traded from the San Francisco Shock to the Houston Outlaws, both organizations confirmed on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
After playing for Shock for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, Danteh's time with the team has come to an end as he has been traded to Houston Outlaws. Although Danteh was able to have consistently strong performances on his team, he rarely made an appearance as the team was overloaded with DPS talent. With his move to Outlaws, Danteh has a much better opportunity to prove himself, with likely increased stage time. Danteh's extensive hero pool and experience will be instrumental to Outlaws success as they try and make a run for the playoffs after narrowly missing out this year.
Transfers to Valiant
September 13, 2018
KuKi has been transferred to the Los Angeles Valiant, the team announced Thursday.
ANALYSIS
After serving as a part of the Seoul Dynasty's main tank rotation during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, KuKi will now head to Los Angeles to assist the Valiant in their bid for an OWL title. While Fate will remain the starter, KuKi is a solid addition to the tank corps and will give Fate some room to maneuver and rest. With the league expanding to 20 teams in 2019, having a deep and flexible roster will surely be more important than ever.
Transferred from Seoul to Florida
September 11, 2018
Xepher has been transferred to the Florida Mayhem from the Seoul Dynasty, according to Florida'sTwitter account.
ANALYSIS
Xepher didn't get to do much on the Dynasty, as his role on off-tank was the only position that was consistent throughout a tumultuous first year of play as zunba proved that he is one of the best off-tanks in the world. When Xepher did get to play, he didn't show much, but then again the circumstances might have prevented him from showing his true potential. Fans were told about how good Xepher was in scrims, and this scrim-god reputation has followed him to Florida after a great tryout by all accounts. No longer living in zunba's shadow, Xepher gets to start anew and hopefully bring some consistency to the Mayhem's weak frontline. Main tank aWesomeGuy might benefit from having a Korean off-tank having his back, but it remains to be seen whether Florida's retooling will work or if Xepher has simply downgraded.
No longer with the Valiant
September 7, 2018
Verbo was released by the Los Angeles Valiant on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Making just a few appearances during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, Verbo is now on the hunt for a new team heading into Season 2. Verbo will certainly need to work on his hero pool if he wants to turn some heads and find his way back into the OWL. While he's a solid Lucio player, that alone won't be enough to get many looks in what is sure to be a rat race with the introduction of eight new teams for Season 2.
Released from the Los Angeles Valiant
September 7, 2018
Finnsi was released by the Los Angeles Valiant on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Finnsi was a mid-season addition to the Valiant, but he never managed to even step foot on stage before being released. With the emergence of SPACE in the second half of the season, the Valiant just weren't in need of another flex player, and with Finnsi's release, it's clear that they are confident in SPACE moving forward.
Released by Valiant
September 7, 2018
numlocked was let go by the Los Angeles Valiant, the team announced Friday.
ANALYSIS
One of the ancillary players on the Valiant roster during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, numlocked's release shouldn't be a shock. He made his debut back and May and was destroyed by a Shanghai Dragons team that failed to win a single series all season. Given his performance in that match, numlocked finding himself on a new team for Season 2 is a big question mark.
Released from Valiant
September 7, 2018
GrimReality has been released by the Los Angeles Valiant, the team announced Friday.
ANALYSIS
After being moved into a non-player role at the end of Stage 2, the Valiant have now decided to move on from GrimReality. The move doesn't come as too much of a surprise given that his main role was to act as a liaison between the players and management. With the team being much more cohesive during the latter half of the season and into Season 2, GrimReality's role is heavily diminished, leading to his release.
Free Agent
Cut from Dynasty roster
September 4, 2018
According to the Seoul Dynasty twitter account, Wekeed has been dropped from the Dynasty roster.
ANALYSIS
Wekeed's a mercurial player, to say the least, a projectile specialist that didn't seem to play much Genji. His Junkrat was serviceable, but his pool wasn't complementary to Fleta's, and not having good players to play around one of the best DPS players in the world is a problem. It remains unclear what's next for Wekeed, but a stint on a Korean Contenders team doesn't seem too far fetched. Hopefully, Wekeed can rediscover himself outside of Fleta's shadow and return to the OWL as a limited DPS specialist.
Released from Dynasty
September 4, 2018
Miro has been released from the Seoul Dynasty, according to the team's twitter account.
ANALYSIS
Miro's legacy as one of the founding fathers of Winston players cannot be understated, but it was abundantly clear during Season 1 that he is no longer up to snuff. Miro struggled to create meaningful space for Seoul, either playing too passively or relentlessly chain-feeding. When ryujehong gets swapped to main tank, you know something is wrong. Outside of Winston, Miro looked atrocious, putting up poor stats on Reinhardt and Orisa. Still, a legacy player like Miro can provide leadership and experience to any team he joins, so look for him to either retire or attempt to bounce back on a Contenders team.
Moves from player to Content Creator
September 3, 2018
Mendo will be moving into a new role as a Content Creator for the Houston Outlaws, the team announced Monday.
ANALYSIS
After only playing in a single series this season, Mendo will now move from the Outlaws bench to their content creation team. While that will be his role in the near future, there's no telling whether he will stick with this or try to make his way back onto a team for Season 2.
Moves to non-player role
September 3, 2018
Clockwork will be transitioning into a non-player role with the Houston Outlaws heading into Season 2 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
After not seeing a ton of action in the OWL during the inaugural season, Clockwork will be hanging up the mouse and keyboard to help his team in a non-player role for Season 2. There's no word yet on what exactly he'll be doing, but fans can feel some comfort in him still being with the team in some capacity.
Released by Fusion
September 3, 2018
Dayfly was one of three player released by the Philadelphia Fusion on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
The rarely seen support player will now be looking for a new team after being released by the Fusion this weekend. He was fresh on a playoff appearance after not showing up since March, but it seems that his performance didn't inspire much confidence in his team and he's now on the hunt for a new home.
Parts ways with Philadelphia
September 3, 2018
ShaDowBurn was released from the Philadelphia Fusion on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Following the avalanche of roster moves to hit the airwaves this week, ShaDowBurn was yet another player to be released from his team. He wasn't the only one to be released from the Fusion, though, as Joemeister and DayFly were also released this week. ShaDowBurn's release might seem a bit surprising on the surface, but when you consider that he didn't play much in the second half of the season, it becomes a much clearer picture. The Fusion are clearly comfortable with EQO as their main DPS and now ShaDowBurn will be on the hunt for a new team in Season 2.
Released from Uprising
September 3, 2018
Mistakes has been released from the Boston Uprising, the team announced Sunday.
ANALYSIS
While Mistakes played second fiddle to Striker throughout the first season of the OWL, he still managed to hold his own on a regular basis. Despite his relative success, the team has decided to move on from the DPS player going into Season 2. Given that his play only got stronger as the season progressed, you can be sure that he won't be without a team come the start of the next season.
Released from Outlaws
September 3, 2018
FCTFCTN has parted ways from the Houston Outlaws.
ANALYSIS
As the roster moves start to heat up in the OWL offseason, FCTFCTN is the latest player to get hit with the release hammer. Given the fact that he was relegated to the backup main tank role for most of the season, it's no surprise that the team has decided to move on from him. Expect him to find a new home before long.