The Dallas Fuel Dallas Fuel OWL Rank #1 Fielder Kwon Joon (권준) flex support Doha Kim Dong-Ha (김동하) dps SP9RK1E Kim Young-han (김영한) dps FEARLESS Lee Eui-seok (이의석) tank ChiYo Han Hyeon-syuk (한현석) support have announced the signing of Aaron “Aero” Atkins to a multiyear deal to fill the team's head coach role. The news comes a week after Fusion University Fusion University Contenders EU Rank #24 Boombox Isaac Charles flex support Poko Gael Gouzerch off tank Sugarfree Kamden Hijada dps JkAru19 Louis Power tank Kruise Harrison Pond support revealed that Aero was departing from the team for a 'great opportunity' after leading the eventual North American Contenders champions to six straight victories.
Please welcome @Aero_OW as our new Head Coach!— Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel) May 15, 2018
We're excited to have him join the team following his success in Overwatch Contenders.
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The Fuel released their former head coach KyKy during Stage 3 of the Overwatch League, with assistant coach Peak stepping in as interim head coach while the franchise looked for a replacement. The team currently sits at 10th place on the overall league standings and could potentially fall to 11th if they fail to turn things around in Stage 4.
Fans of the Fuel will be hoping that Aero can help to do just that, especially considering his wealth of experience coaching teams such as FNRGFE and Fusion University. For now, the team will be focusing on their first match of Stage 4 against the Dragons, during which they will be without the services of DPS player Effect.