You did the fastest run into our fan's hearts @im37_ow and we don't think anyone will ever beat your Path to Pro record. Definitely @itsmelimmy will never forget the only player to dominate him in the mic game, because we won't let him. We wish you the best Jinui. pic.twitter.com/KpztJ6pkOm— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) October 8, 2019
We're pleased to announce @OW_Roky will be staying home with us on Defiant as well on @MTLRebellion as a 2-way player in 2020! Thanks for your continuous enthusiasm & passion. The Defiant team, staff & fans look forward to seeing you again in the coming season!❤️🖤 #RiseTogether pic.twitter.com/PMxae6qTX6— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) October 9, 2019
These moves are part of a slew of roster changes to the Defiant this offseason. They've released three other players this offseason including Aid, Gods and sharyk. All players on the Defiant roster are subject to a team option, allowing the Defiant to choose between extending their contract for another year or releasing their players as free agents.
Known for his blisteringly fast trek through the Path to Pro system, the bilingual Korean and English speaking im37 was added to the team from Second Wind about a month after joining open division team Wave Check, which he was a part of for a mere 10 days according to Liquipedia. He did not make any appearances in official matches after he last played in Stage 3 Week 3 against the Charge.
RoKy will continue play under the Defiant organization, but with their academy team, the Montreal Rebellion Montreal Rebellion Contenders NA Rank #10 . He will become the team's fourth support player, joining Tensa, UltraViolet and Goliath. He was a part of the Defiant from the beginning of the Overwatch League season and was revealed as one of the team's original eight players. RoKy saw the majority of playtime in the first half of the Overwatch League season over main support counterpart Aid, who took over the starting main support position in the second half of the season. The last game RoKy played was in Stage 2 Week 5 against the Eternal.
There are currently six players left on the Defiant, although it is unlikely RoKy will play much as a two-way player. The other five players on the team's roster are Logix, Mangachu, Ivy, Yakpung and Neko. The Defiant have until November 11 to decide whether to keep the five or allow them to become free agents.