Optidox is an American addition to the coaching staff of a team that has recently shifted from an entirely Korean roster to one that is mixed with western and Korean players. He joins the bilingual Bishop, the German Barroi and the Korean Bubbly.
The Defiant now have four coaches on their staff.
Previously, Optidox was the head coach of the Defiant's academy team, the Montreal Rebellion. He joined the Rebellion coaching staff in June and was the head coach of Angry Titans before that.
The Rebellion have no other coaches on their staff.
The Defiant are coming off a Stage 3 in which they went 0-7. They have fallen to 18th in the overall standings and are two games out of a position in the play-in tournament.
Their first match of Stage 4 is July 26 against a new-look Washington Justice.
- Lee "Ivy" Seung-Hyun (DPS)
- Jin "im37" Hong (홍진의) (DPS)
- Andreas "Logix" Berghmans (DPS)
- Liam "Mangachu" Campbell (DPS)
- Daniel "Gods" Graeser (Off-tank)
- Jo "Yakpung" Gyeong-mu (Tank)
- / Normund "sharyk" Faterins (Tank)
- Park "Neko" Se-hyeon (박세현) (Flex Support)
- Go "Aid" Jae-yoon (고재윤) (Support)
- Park "Roky" Joo-seong (박주성) (Support)
The Defiant's coaches are: