The 2021 Overwatch League season is set to begin in the spring of next year. With the deadline to sign at least seven players before January 4 slowly approaching, teams have picked up a number of free agents within the league, alongside some acquisitions and releases.

Shock re-sign five

Two-time defending champions San Francisco Shock San Francisco Shock OWL Rank #5 ChoiHyoBin Choi Hyo-Bin (최효빈) off tank Viol2t Park Min-ki flex support nero Charlie Zwarg dps Glister Lim Gil-seong (임길성) dps smurf Yoo Myeong-Hwan tank FDGoD Brice Monscavoir support have re-signed five players for the 2021 season, which include DPS Striker , main tanks smurf and super , off-tank ChoiHyoBin , and flex support Viol2t .

super super will play his fourth consecutive season with the Shock. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.

super and ChoiHyoBin will continue to play with the Shock for a fourth season, while smurf, Viol2t and Striker will play their third.

The others whose current status have not been officially announced are ANS, ta1yo, and Twilight. All three have their 2021 options exercised according to the contract page.

BERNAR and SeoMinSoo join Spark

The Hangzhou Spark Hangzhou Spark OWL Rank #12 Coldest Tong Xiaodong (童晓东) flex support BERNAR Shin Se-won (신세원) off tank Architect Park Min-ho (박민호) dps Shy Zheng Yangjie (郑杨杰) dps guxue Xu Qiulin (徐秋林) tank M1ka Liu Jiming (刘济铭) support have signed off-tank BERNAR and DPS SeoMinSoo to the team.

BERNAR BERNAR has quickly found a new team in the Spark. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.

BERNAR was recently released by the Spitfire in their roster revamp. SeoMinSoo on the other hand has returned to the league ever since his departure from the Vancouver Titans in May.

The signings cap the Spark’s roster at the maximum 12 players. Newly signed tank player Takoyaki is currently underaged and will be unable to play until he turns 18 on April 18 next year.

Spitfire releases Glister

The London Spitfire London Spitfire OWL Rank #19 Ripa Riku Toivanen flex support Molf1g Mikkel Djernes off tank blasé Jeffrey Tsang dps SparkR William Andersson dps Hadi Daniel Bleinagel tank Kellex Kristian Keller support have released DPS Glister from the roster, as the team’s roster dwindles down ahead of their revamp.

Glister Glister was one of the two remaining players on the Spitfire. Image credit: Blizzard.

Glister was signed to the Spitfire for the 2020 season from Gen.G Esports, and played throughout up until their last place elimination in the Asia play-ins.

The Spitfire only has Fuze left as the team plans to shift towards a Western and European roster.

sHockWave acquired by Fusion

Vancouver Titans Vancouver Titans OWL Rank #20 Roolf Randal Stark flex support frd Nathan Goebel off tank LiNkzr Jiri Masalin dps Teru Kim Min-gi (김민기) dps ChangSik Moon Chang-sik (문창식) tank Fire Anthony King support DPS sHockWave has been acquired by the Philadelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion OWL Rank #4 Alarm Kim Kyeong-bo (김경보) flex support HOTBA Choi Hong-joon off tank Carpe Lee Jae-hyeok (이재혁) dps Rascal Kim Dong-jun (김동준) dps Mano Kim Dong-gyu (김동규) tank tobi Yang Jin-mo (양진모) support .

Fusion sHockWave makes his way over to the Fusion. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.

sHockWave was initially signed onto the Titans’ new Western roster in late May, and was considered to be the team’s star DPS player.

He is the second new player to be signed by the Fusion during the offseason, with the first being Mano. The team currently has seven players on the roster.

Outlaws sign Crimzo and Happy

The Houston Outlaws Houston Outlaws OWL Rank #14 Crimzo William Hernandez flex support Piggy Shin Min-jun off tank Danteh Dante Cruz dps Happy Lee Jung-woo (이정우) dps JJANGGU Cho Myung-heum (조명흠) tank Joobi Enrique Triana support have made their first new players additions by signing flex support Crimzo and DPS Happy to the team.

Crimzo Crimzo switches from blue to green on the Outlaws. Image credit: Blizzard.

Crimzo joins another Texas team after he was with the Dallas Fuel this season, while Happy was with the Guangzhou Charge for two seasons.

The Outlaws have so far only re-signed DPS Danteh. Other players on the team had announced that they were looking for offers, and it is unknown if they have re-signed with the franchise.

Dragons acquire Molly, release Stand1

The Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #1 Izayaki Kim Min-chul (김민철) flex support Void Kang Jun-woo (강준우) off tank Fleta Kim Byung-sun (김병선) dps LIP Lee Jae-won (이재원) dps Fate Koo Pan-seung (구판승) tank LeeJaeGon Lee Jae-gon (이재곤) support have acquired flex support Molly from the Chengdu Hunters, and have released main tank Stand1 as well.

Stand1 Stand1 played for the Dragons this season. Image credit: Blizzard.

Molly was promoted to the Hunters for the 2020 season from then academy team LGE.Huya. Stand1 was also signed onto the Dragons for this season from the now defunct Gladiators Legion.

The Hunters in the meantime have added a number of players to their roster recently, as well as the Dragons.

tobi parts ways with Dynasty

The Seoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty OWL Rank #6 creative Kim Young-wan (김영완) flex support Toyou Lim Hyun-woo off tank FITS Kim Dong-eon (김동언) dps Profit Park Joon-yeong (박준영) dps Gesture Hong Jae-hee (홍재희) tank ANAMO Jeong Tae-seong (정태성) support have parted ways with main support tobi , and is the latest player to depart from the team.

tobi tobi was the last remaining player from the Dynasty's first roster. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.

tobi was with the Dynasty since their first iteration, where he and the Lunatic-Hai core were signed onto the franchise. His departure means that the team no longer has anyone left from their original lineup.

The only player on the Dynasty whose status is unknown is tank and two-way player Toyou. His 2021 option was declined, according to the league’s contract page.