The Shanghai Dragons and Houston Outlaws reveal Overwatch rosters

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Two new teams have unveiled full rosters for the upcoming Overwatch World Cup as the cut-off date nears. BlizzCon begins this weekend, and the Shanghai Dragons and OpTiC Gaming’s Houston Outlaws have completed their rosters.

The Shanghai Dragons revealed their name change not too long ago, and yesterday OpTiC Gaming delivered a double-whammy announcing their rebranding and full team roster. Last month teams were tasked with creating new trademarks within their organizations for their Overwatch teams taking part in the Overwatch League. Blizzard’s motivation was to create new, unique identities for the teams taking part in order to the drum up support from their regions in accordance with what we’re used to seeing in conventional sport leagues like the NBA and NFL – which the Overwatch League is roughly based on.

The Shanghai Dragons were one of the first teams to reveal their rebranding, and now they’ve given an insight into their all Chinese roster featuring players from Vici Gaming, LGD Gaming, FTD Club, 1246, and Invictus Gaming.

  • Chao “Undead” Fang (DPS)
  • Weida “Diya” Lu (DPS)
  • Dongjian “MG” Wu (Tank)
  • Wenhao “Roshan” Jing (Tank)
  • Junjie “Xushu” Liu (Tank)
  • Zhaoyu “Fiveking” Chen (Support)
  • Yage “Altering” Cheng, (Support)
  • Peixuan “Freefeel” Xu (Flex)

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The Houston Outlaws, who took over the Shanghai Dragons as my favourite team name, sport the OpTiC Gaming green and black, using McCree as their signature hero. Their logo is also two revolvers in the shape of a steer – a clear winner in my eyes. Coming from Cowboy Country, the ten players will be based, and represent, Houston in the Overwatch League. Their roster is:

  • Austin “Muma” Wilmot
  • Matt “Coolmatt” Lorio
  • Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty
  • Lucas “Mendokusaii” Hakansson
  • Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin
  • Daniel “Bonik” Pence
  • Chris “bani” Bennell
  • Jacob “JAKE” Lyon
  • Matt “Clockwork” Dias
  • Alexandre “SPREE” Vanhomwegen
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This announcement confirms an earlier report by ESPN stating the majority of the team is made up of players from FNRGFE, with the addition of three more players.

While the Outlaws and Dragons have awesome names, I’m still sticking with the Dallas Fuel who, in my opinion, have one of the stronger lineups.

Last Updated: November 1, 2017

Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit’s esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere – but my work here is independent of that.

  • So the Houston team’s reveal has swearing in it.. kinda shows their lack of care here.

    Do you honestly think a Proteas/Springboks/Liverpool player reveal would have that? Poor showing guys

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