Join us in saying hello to our newest member! We're excited to announce that @numlocked is joining our tank lineup as a PLAYER 👀 - pending League approval! #RiseTogether #OWL2020 pic.twitter.com/Ix27iSFwDk— Toronto Defiant 🖤 #RiseTogether (@TorontoDefiant) June 3, 2020
Adam Adamou, co-founder of Defiant parent company OverActive Media, said in an interview that numlocked had joined the team as a coach. He left open the possibility that numlocked could play for the team by mentioning his potential as an in-game leader.
This is his first return to the Overwatch League since he was not re-signed by the Valiant in the offseason following the 2018 season. He has played on three academy teams since then, most recently on the Defiant's own academy team before they disbanded their operations.
He is the Defiant's second main tank player, joining Beast. The Defiant have 10 players in total now.
The Defiant have undergone many changes in the past move, first losing their main support -- Kellex -- to retirement and replacing him with Kruise. Mangachu, who hasn't played a map for the Defiant this season, transitioned into a coach while remaining on the team's roster and DPS player zYKK was signed to a 14-day contract just before the May Melee began.
The Overwatch League has yet to reveal the Defiant's or any other team's next matches.
- Andreas "Logix" Berghmans (DPS)
- Brady "Agilities" Girardi (DPS)
- Lane "Surefour" Roberts (DPS)
- Thomas "zYKK" Hosono (DPS)
- Andreas "Nevix" Karlsson (Off-tank)
- Adam "Beast" Denton (Tank)
- Seb "numlocked" Barton (Tank)
- Park "KariV" Young-seo (박영서) (Flex Support)
- Park "RoKy" Joo-seong (박주성) (Support)
- Harrison "Kruise" Pond (Support)
Their coaches are: