The 2020 Overwatch League offseason is winding down as teams finalize their rosters for the 2021 season. A number of players will be first-time rookies in the league, while other veterans will don a new jersey as the seven player minimum requirement date set for January 4, 2021 approaches.
Saebyeolbe and ANAMO join Dynasty
Saebyeolbe heads over to the Dynasty for the 2021 season. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.
The two have been with NYXL since the inaugural season, and had playtime throughout the 2020 season. They are so far the only new additions to the Dynasty this offseason, following the departures of five players last month.
The Dynasty have re-signed Profit, Gesture, Marve1, FITS, and creative. The addition of Saebyeolbe and ANAMO brings the roster up to seven, with two-way player Toyou’s status for the next season still unknown.
Shock sign nero and Glister
Nero signs with the two-time defending champions for 2021. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.
Nero was previously with the Guangzhou Charge, while Glister was with the London Spitfire. Both of them parted ways with their teams last month.
The team currently has eight players signed for the 2021 season, which also include Striker, super, smurf, ChoiHyoBin, Viol2t, and new addition FDGod. The three others whose status are currently unknown are ANS, ta1yo, and Twilight.
Titans add LiNkzr, frd, and Fire
After three seasons on the Outlaws, LiNkzr will play for the Titans next year. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.
LiNkzr was previously with the Houston Outlaws for three seasons, while frd and Fire were both on the Atlanta Reign in the 2020 season. All three of them began free agents in October.
The Titans have so far re-signed Dalton, ShRedLock, and Roolf, and also lost sHockWave to the Philadelphia Fusion. They have six players and need one more player to meet the minimum requirement.
Stand1 and SoOn join Uprising
SoOn moves to the Uprising after two seasons with the Eternal. Image credit: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment.
Stand1 was with the Shanghai Dragons for the 2020 season, while SoOn was on the Paris Eternal for two seasons. Both of them departed from their respective teams last month.
The two replace main tank and DPS roles left open by Jerry and Axxiom, who were a few of the players that parted ways with the Uprising this offseason. With the re-signings of Colourhex, Fusions, punk, and Myungbong, as well as the addition of im37, they now have seven players on the team.
diem returns to Dragons, Quatermain departs
diem returns to the Dragons after previously departing in October. Image credit: Sean Costello for Blizzard Entertainment.
diem had his first tenure with Dragons in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, while Quatermain joined in his first coaching role in April. The team finished third in the Grand Finals weekend this season.
The Dragons have signed three other new players for the 2021 season, which include Fate, ErsTer, and Molly. They currently have nine players on the roster.