EnVision eSports are set to trial ex-Hollywood Hammers main tank, ChrisTFer in the first week of Contenders Season One North America. ChrisTFer will fill the vacancy left behind by the team's former tank player, Kophee, who recently announced his retirement from competitive Overwatch.
Hollywood Hammers released their entire roster at the start of this month, amidst reports from the players that the organisation was unable to secure a spot in the Overwatch League. The Hammers travelled to North America after TakeOver 2 to compete in Contenders but were unable to make it out of the event's group stage, finishing their group in last place behind Cloud9, Kungarna, and Renegades.
ChrisTFer has since been tearing up the competition in the Overwatch World Cup as main tank for Team UK, going on an incredible 15 map winstreak against Belgium, Israel, Germany, and then Taiwan.
According to the team, ChrisTFer will trial with EnVision in their opening Contenders match-up against Rogue, with plans to assess the future of the tank position after this match. It is unknown how the roster deadline may affect this situation.
EnVision placed 7th-8th in Season Zero of Contenders North America, falling to Team Liquid in the quarterfinals and Renegades in the loser's playoffs. Whilst this initially placed the team outside of Season One, Team Liquid's withdrawal from Overwatch allowed EnVision to secure a place in Contenders, as per our sources. The team will play their first match with their new trial tank this Sunday, although this is still subject to last minute changes.
EnVision eSports' week one roster will be:
- Jani "Tseini" Kähkönen (DPS)
- Jason "Jaru" White (DPS)
- Caleb "McGravy" McGarvey (Flex)
- Christopher "ChrisTFer" Graham (Trial Tank)
- Anthony "Fire" King (Support)
- Riley "Fahzix" Taylor (Support)