The academy team of the Guangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge OWL Rank #5 Shu Kim Jin-seo flex support Cr0ng Nam Ki-cheol (남기철) off tank wya Qi Haomiao (齐浩淼) flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Happy Lee Jung-woo (이정우) dps Rio Oh Seung-pyo (오승표) tank Chara Kim Jung-yeon (김정연) support neptuNo Alberto González 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 #3 Luffy Yang Seong-hyeon (양성현) flex support envy Lee Kang-jae (이강재) off tank Void Kang Jun-woo (강준우) off tank Fleta Kim Byung-sun (김병선) dps LIP Lee Jae-won (이재원) dps Stand1 Seo Ji-Won (서지원) tank DDing Yang Jin-hyeok (양진혁) flex LeeJaeGon Lee Jae-gon (이재곤) 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 BERNAR Shin Se-won (신세원) off tank Highly Lee Sung-hyeok (이성혁) flex support Schwi Lee Dong-jae (이동재) dps Glister Lim Gil-seong (임길성) dps JMac Choi Dae-han (최대한) tank Fuze Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈) 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 Inactive Haku Robert Blohm flex support Speedily Nicholas Zou dps ksp Kai Collins dps GIG Rick Salazar tank buds Casey McIlwaine flex 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 #2 farway Cao Jiale (曹家乐) flex support SeeYA Shin Dong-hoon (신동훈) off tank jwj Jiang Wenjie (江文杰) dps Diya Lu Weida (陆炜达) 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 #10 McGravy Caleb McGarvey off tank Slur Owen Warner flex support Lastro Moon Jung-won (문정원) flex support KSF Kyle Frandanisa dps Apply Damon Conti dps Dreamer Song Sang-lok tank 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 Creature Choi Yong-joon (최용준) 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)