The academy team of the Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #4 HOTBA Choi Hong-joon off tank Shu Kim Jin-seo flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Happy Lee Jung-woo (이정우) dps Rio Oh Seung-pyo (오승표) tank Chara Kim Jung-yeon (김정연) support has been announced on Weibo. Going by the name Guangzhou Academy Guangzhou Academy Inactive mg Wu Dongjian (吴董健) off tank Rise Lee Won-jae flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Moowe Chi-Yeung Yip dps TiZi Hwang Jang-hyeon (황장현) tank CENTURY Liu Shiji (刘世纪) support OnlyWish Chen Lizhen (陈李桢) support (abbreviated GZA), the team have also revealed their roster for the upcoming season of Contenders China.

Joining GZA are Moowe , nero , mg , TiZi , Rise , CENTURY , and OnlyWish . Additionally, Cuddles and Kant make up the coaching staff.

The seven-man roster and two-man coaching staff span a grand total of six nationalities. Three of the players: nero, Rise, and OnlyWish, are also a part of the main team. Both nero and Rise are currently ineligible to play in the Overwatch League due to age restrictions.

GZA boast many veteran talents across the globe. Aside from the three two-way players as mentioned above, two more players and their head coach have previously been with an Overwatch League team.

Off-tank mg played for the Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #11 Luffy Yang Seong-hyeon (양성현) flex support envy Lee Kang-jae (이강재) off tank YoungJIN Jin Yong-jin dps Gamsu Noh Yeong-jin (노영진) tank DDing Yang Jin-hyeok (양진혁) flex CoMa Son Kyeong-woo (손경우) support in 2018, when the team had a record-breaking result by finishing 0-40 in the regular season. He has since played domestically, most recently with Flag Gaming Flag Gaming Contenders CN Rank #7 yaoxie Zhang Jihang (张继航) off tank ShowCheng Cheng Yu (程宇) dps WON Kuo Zhan-Hao dps MelonZ Tian Baoyu (田宝钰) tank P1LY024 Zhou Xiang (周翔) support Fengm1an Fan Qi (樊奇) support , finishing second in Season 3 of Contenders China 2018.

TiZi joined the London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #14 Bdosin Choi Seung-tae (최승태) flex support Fury Kim Jun-ho (김준호) off tank birdring Kim Ji-hyuk (김지혁) dps Profit Park Joon-yeong (박준영) dps Gesture Hong Jae-hee (홍재희) tank Quatermain Song Ji-hoon (송지훈) support in 2018, but never played a game on the world's biggest stage. He left shortly after in June 2018 alongside three other members. He joined XL2 Academy XL2 Academy Contenders NA Rank #4 BiaNcA Kim Dong-wook (김동욱) off tank Haku Robert Blohm flex support buds Casey McIlwaine dps ksp Kai Collins dps GIG Rick Salazar tank Ojee Christian Han support , and clinched second place in Contenders 2018 Season 2: North America.

CENTURY previously played for Team CC Team CC Contenders CN Rank #5 farway Cao Jiale (曹家乐) flex support SeeYA Shin Dong-hoon (신동훈) off tank jwj Jiang Wenjie (江文杰) dps FEARLESS Lee Eui-seok (이의석) tank Mizuki Chen Muhua (陈沐华) support in Contenders China. The team ended up as a semifinalist in Season 1 and a quarterfinalist in Season 2 of Contenders China last year. He was replaced by former Shanghai Dragon SIO in September.

Moowe was a veteran member of the Pacific scene before joining GZA. He played for Hong Kong Attitude Hong Kong Attitude Inactive vKei Ju SeungJun off tank ShaiuLin Lin Keng-Yu dps PERFACT An Yeseung dps ATing Chen Shao-Hua tank ManGoJai Kin-Long Wong support CQB Yang Hao-Cheng support during Seasons 1 and 2 of Contenders Pacific 2018. He also gained international recognition when he played for team Hong Kong during the World Cup 2018. After briefly retiring from professional play, Moowe is ready to make his triumphant return as the third player from Hong Kong in Contenders China history.

Cuddles and Kant join the coaching staff of GZA. Cuddles previously coached the Los Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant OWL Rank #8 SPACE Indy Halpern off tank Agilities Brady Girardi dps KSF Kyle Frandanisa dps FCTFCTN Russell Campbell tank KariV Park Young-seo (박영서) flex Custa Scott Kennedy support before leaving in Stage 1 of the inaugural season. He was replaced by Moon. Kant played for Machi Esports Machi Esports Inactive Burst Jo Seong-Min (조성민) support in Contenders 2018 Season 1: Pacific. His team finished in the quarterfinals. He also played for the Taiwanese team in the World Cup 2018. This will be his first coaching role.

GZA are seeking to make a splash in Contenders China with their multinational roster. They play Lucky Future Lucky Future Contenders CN Rank #10 FR3E Yoon Tae-in (윤태인) off tank Melo Wei Wentao (韦文涛) dps evillx Zhao Hanbin (赵瀚滨) dps Vettel Go Young-seok (고영석) tank Waffle Lee Sang-hyun (이상현) support on March 16.

Guangzhou Academy Guangzhou Academy Inactive mg Wu Dongjian (吴董健) off tank Rise Lee Won-jae flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Moowe Chi-Yeung Yip dps TiZi Hwang Jang-hyeon (황장현) tank CENTURY Liu Shiji (刘世纪) support OnlyWish Chen Lizhen (陈李桢) support are:

  • Charlie "nero" Zwarg (Two-way DPS)
  • Yip "Moowe" Chi-Yeung (DPS)
  • Wu "mg" Dongjian (吴董健) (Off-tank)
  • Hwang "TiZi" Jang-hyeon (황장현) (Tank)
  • Lee "Rise" Won-jae (Two-way flex support)
  • Liu "CENTURY" Shiji (刘世纪) (Support)
  • Chen "OnlyWish" Lizhen (陈李桢) (Two-way support)
  • Henry "Cuddles" Coxall (Head coach)
  • Kao "Kant" Wei-Teng (Assistant coach)