The academy team of the Toronto Defiant Toronto Defiant OWL Rank #8 have revealed their Montreal Rebellion Montreal Rebellion Contenders NA Rank #14 branding. They've also revealed their staff, which will be spearheaded by Blizzard .
Souhaitez la bienvenue au personnel qui s'occupera de mener l'équipe à la victoire! 🔥— Montreal Rebellion (@MTLRebellion) February 19, 2019
Please welcome the staff that will lead the team to victory! 🔥
General Manager : @blizzardow
Head Coach : @DreamCastsOW
Assistant Coach : @byzenith #RiseTogether pic.twitter.com/zOoe1BBErG
The co-founder and director of OverActive Media, Adam Adamou, cited an 1837 Lower Canada Rebellion as the inspiration behind the branding of both the Defiant and the Rebellion.
The Rebellion will be coached by Dream , previously the analyst of the British Hurricane. He will be assisted by ByZenith , who last coached First Generation. The team's general manager, Blizzard, was the head coach of First Generation.
Blizzard and ByZenith will work with players they are familiar with. Four of the Rebellion's seven players were on First Generation in Contenders Season 3.
The first season of Contenders 2019 will be the Rebellion's Contenders debut. Toronto is the second of North America's four Overwatch League expansion franchises to introduce an academy team. The first was the Atlanta Reign.
- Nikolai "naGGa" Dereli (DPS)
- Andreas "Logix" Berghmans (DPS)
- Estevao "Hooey" Gama (Off-tank)
- Shayne "Chayne" La Rocque (Tank)
- David "Nomy" Ramirez (Tank)
- Anthony "Goliath" Pietro (Flex Support)
- Joshua "Tensa" Small (Support)
The Rebellion staff is: