The Vancouver Titans Vancouver Titans OWL Rank #19 Aspire Luka Rolovic dps MirroR Chris Trịnh dps False Nick Wiseman tank Masaa Petja Kantanen support Aztac Park Jeong-soo (박정수) support have announced their new roster and staff following a tumultuous week where they parted ways with the entirety of their all-Korean roster and staff that was built around the Runaway core.
Welcome the new Vancouver Titans!#ForceOfNature | #OWL2020 pic.twitter.com/7dwtjSlZas— Vancouver Titans (@VancouverTitans) May 8, 2020
The Titans have added DPS players Dalton and Tsuna , off-tank KSAA , main tank ShRedLock , and supports CarCar and Roolf . They have also added Flubby as their head coach, Pew and Wheats as assistant coaches, and Justin Hughes as assistant manager.
All of their new staff additions came from Second Wind. Dalton, ShRedLock and Roolf were players for Second Wind. KSAA and Tsuna join the team from Contenders Europe -- KSAA played for Raspberry Racers and Tsuna was a member of Disaster. CarCar had been a free agent since ATL Academy dropped their Contenders team a few months ago.
KSAA is the first player from Saudi Arabia to join the Overwatch League while Pew is the league's first Pakistani coach.
Roolf is from British Columbia, the Canadian province Vancouver is in. ShRedLock is also Canadian.
All six of the team's players will be joining the Overwatch League for the first time. Four of them have previously played for academy teams but were never promoted beyond that. All of the team's coaches are also joining the Overwatch League for the first time.
It is unclear if the team will be required to add substitute players to meet the league's roster minimum. The league's previous rule was that teams must have eight players on their roster, but Mayhem general manager yeHHH has publicly said the new minimum is seven.
The new Titans roster will have to play their first match on short notice. They play their first match in under 24 hours. They play against a Justice team undergoing a roster transition of their own.
The Vancouver Titans Vancouver Titans OWL Rank #19 Aspire Luka Rolovic dps MirroR Chris Trịnh dps False Nick Wiseman tank Masaa Petja Kantanen support Aztac Park Jeong-soo (박정수) support roster is:
- Dalton "Dalton" Bennyhoff (DPS)
- Samir "Tsuna" Ikram (DPS)
- Alhumaidi "KSAA" Alruwaili (Off-tank)
- Abtin "ShRedLock" Shirvani (Tank)
- Randal "Roolf" Stark (Support)
- Carson "CarCar" First (Support)
Their coaches are: