The Toronto Defiant Toronto Defiant OWL Rank #18 have opted not to pick up tank player sharyk 's or support player Aid 's team option. As a result, they are both released from the team and are now free agents.
We want to thank @sharykOW for your quiet strength, determination and positivity in your time with Rebellion and Defiant. Thank you for stepping up for us during the Season and we wish you nothing but the best. pic.twitter.com/5tCyoyM196— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) October 8, 2019
From the whole Defiant family, staff and fans, we want to say how much @Aid_OW meant to us through our inaugural season. From when he stepped up and filled in for Neko during Stage 1 till he stepped onto the court to learn tennis at Tennis Canada. Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/nSW2IJf3fU— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) October 8, 2019
They are the second and third players to be released from the Defiant this offseason. Gods was released from the team yesterday. All players on the Defiant began the offseason subject to a team option.
Aid was a member of the team's original roster when they entered the Overwatch League at the beginning of the season. While he played in a few matches at the beginning of the season, he became the team's starting main support in the second half of the season when the roster became a mix of western and Korean players. Aid had experience on mixed rosters prior to joining the Overwatch League as he spent 2018 on the Outlaws' academy team.
sharyk joined the Defiant alongside Gods to serve as the team's new tank line following Stage 2. The Defiant used sharyk in seven of their final 14 matches as they swapped between using Yakpung and sharyk as their main tank.
The futures of the Defiant's remaining players are still unknown.