The academy team of the Toronto Defiant Toronto Defiant OWL Rank #8 envy Lee Kang-jae (이강재) off tank Neko Park Se-hyeon (박세현) flex support Ivy Lee Seung-Hyun dps Stellar Lee Do-Hyung dps Yakpung Jo Gyeong-mu tank Roky Park Joo-seong (박주성) support have revealed their Montreal Rebellion Montreal Rebellion Contenders NA Rank #14 Goliath Anthony Pietro flex support Hooey Estevao Gama off tank Naga Nikolai Dereli dps Logix Andreas Berghmans dps Nomy David Ramirez tank Tensa Joshua Small support branding. They've also revealed their staff, which will be spearheaded by Blizzard .

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.

Montreal Rebellion Montreal Rebellion Contenders NA Rank #14 Goliath Anthony Pietro flex support Hooey Estevao Gama off tank Naga Nikolai Dereli dps Logix Andreas Berghmans dps Nomy David Ramirez tank Tensa Joshua Small support is:

  • 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: