Adamou said he is a coach for the Defiant currently, but said that they're assessing numlocked's knowledge and coaching ability and he could have a role as an in-game leader.
numlocked previously was with the Rebellion for less than a month before the team was dropped by the Defiant in April due to cutting costs during the coronavirus pandemic. He is also a former tank player for the Los Angeles Valiant, playing only one match in the 2018 season.
This will be his first coaching role in his Overwatch career. Earlier this month, DPS Mangachu transitioned from DPS over to a coaching role, overseeing the DPS players.
The Defiant were eliminated in the Round of 12 in the North American May Melee, and are currently in 16th place in the regular season standings.