The two former New York Excelsior New York Excelsior OWL Rank #1 members found their way into free agency at the end of August, with the release announcements for janus and WizardHyeong happening at different times in the same day.
The team was reported as joining the second season of the Overwatch League by ESPN's Jacob Wolf early in September, and confirmed by Blizzard shortly after.
The addition of janus marks the first player addition to an expansion team. Currently, the team's coaching staff only consists of GM Kate Mitchell (announced September 7) and the aforementioned WizardHyeong.
The exclusive signing window for expansion teams began September 9, and will run until October 7. The day after, October 8, is when all Overwatch League teams can sign free agents. By December 1, all teams should have their players signed and ready to play, with a minimum of 8 players required for every team.
All Overwatch League roster transactions for this offseason can be followed with the over.gg offseason roster tracker.