A Guide to the 12 Overwatch League Teams

Ahead of January's Overwatch League launch date, Shacknews is collecting information on the league's 12 teams, names, and rosters as they come in. (Update: Rosters are now up-to-date, including late transactions and Dreamkazper's removal from the Boston Uprising.)

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The Overwatch League is gearing up to change the face of esports, bringing in multi-million dollar franchises and official teams. But the ongoing changes might make things a little tough to keep up with, so Shacknews is going to attempt to neatly organize each individual franchise, their ownership, and the roster that they'll be bringing out for the Overwatch League.

There are 12 teams total for the Overwatch League, including Los Angeles (with two teams), Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Miami/Orlando, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, London, Shanghai, and Seoul. Let's run them down one-by-one.

(Last updated: 4/10/18)

Dallas Fuel

  • Owner: Team EnVyUs
  • Head Coach: Kyle "Kyky" Souder
  • Jonathan "HarryHook" Tejedor Rua (Lucio, Soldier: 76, McCree)
  • Timo "Taimou" Kettunen (Widowmaker, McCree)
  • Hyeon "EFFECT" Hwang (Tracer, Doomfist)
  • Brandon "Seagull" Larned (Pharah, Genji, Hanzo)
  • Pongphop "Mickie" Rattanasangchod (D.Va, Zarya)
  • Christian "cocco" Jonsson (Reinhardt, Winston, Zarya)
  • Sebastian "Chipshajen" Widlund (Ana, Zenyatta, Sombra)
  • Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson (Ana, Zenyatta, Sombra)
  • Min-seok "OGE" Son (Winston, Reinhardt)
  • Dylan "aKm" Bignet (Soldier: 76, McCree, Pharah)
  • Dong-jun "Rascal" Kim (Soldier: 76, Genji, Pharah, McCree, Mei)

Houston Outlaws

  • Owner: OpTic Gaming
  • Head Coach: Tae-yeong "TaiRong" Kim
  • Matthew "CLOCKWORK" Dias (Soldier: 76, Tracer, McCree)
  • Jiri "LiNkzr" Masalin (Genji, Widowmaker, McCree)
  • Jake "JAKE" Lyon (Genji, Soldier: 76)
  • Lucas "Mendokusaii" Håkansson (Tracer, Genji, McCree)
  • Matt "coolmatt" Iorio (D.Va, Zarya)
  • Alexandre "SPREE" Vanhomwegen (Zarya, Tracer, Soldier: 76)
  • Austin "Muma" Wilmot (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Daniel "Boink" Pence (Lucio)
  • Chris "Bani" Benell (Ana, Zenyatta, Sombra)
  • Shane "Rawkus" Flaherty (Ana, Zenyatta, Sombra)
  • Russell "FCTFCTN" Campbell (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Won-hyeop "ArHaN" Jeong (Genji, Tracer)

San Francisco Shock

  • Owner: NRG Esports
  • Head Coach: Brad Rajani
  • Daniel "dhaK" Martinez (Lucio)
  • Nikola "Sleepy" Andrews (Zenyatta)
  • Dante "Danteh" Cruz (Tracer, Sombra, Genji)
  • Andre "IDDQD" Dahlstrom (McCree, Tracer, Soldier: 76)
  • Andreas "Nevix" Karlsson (Genji, Tracer, Ana)
  • Andrej "Babybay" Francisty (Soldier: 76, Genji, McCree)
  • David "Nomy" Ramirez (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won (Tracer, Genji, Zarya)
  • Matthew "Super" DeLisi (Reinhardt, Winston, Tracer)
  • Min-ho "Architect" Park (Genji, Junkrat)
  • Grant "moth" Espe (McCree, Lucio, Zenyatta)
  • Choi "ChoiHyoBin" Hyo-bin (D.Va, Roadhog)

Los Angeles Valiant

  • Owner: Immortals
  • Head Coach: Byung "MBC" Chul Moon
  • Brady "Agilities" Girardi (Genji, Roadhog)
  • Terence "SoOn" Tarlier (Tracer, Roadhog, McCree)
  • Ted "silkthread" Wang (Tracer)
  • Jun-hyeok "Bunny" Chae (Tracer)
  • Stefano "Verbo" Disalvo (Lucio)
  • Young-seo "KariV" Park (Zenyatta, Sombra, Ana)
  • Pan-seung "Fate" Koo (Winston)
  • Seb "numlocked" Barton (Winston, Reinhardt)
  • Indy "SPACE" Halpern (Roadhog, Zarya, D.Va)
  • Scott "Custa" Kennedy (Moira, Zenyatta, Ana)
  • Kyle "KSF" Frandanisa (Genji)
  • Finnbjorn "Finnsi" Jonasson (Zarya, Soldier: 76, D.Va, McCree)

Los Angeles Gladiators

  • Owner: Stan & Josh Kroenke (Los Angeles Rams)
  • Head Coach: David "Dpei" Pei
  • Lane "Surefour" Roberts (McCree, Pharah, Tracer)
  • Chan-hyung "Fissure" Baek (Winston, Reinhardt)
  • Joon-seong "Asher" Choi (Tracer, McCree)
  • João Pedro "Hydration" Goes Telles (Genji, Pharah, Torbjorn)
  • Aaron "Bischu" Kim (Zarya, D.Va)
  • Luis "iReMiix" Galarza Figueroa (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Jonas "Shaz" Suovaara (Ana, Zenyatta, Sombra)
  • Benjamin "BigGoose" Isohanni (Lucio)
  • Jun-woo "Void" Kang (D.Va)
  • Ted "silkthread" Wang (Tracer, Genji, Soldier: 76, Pharah)

Florida Mayhem

  • Owner: Misfits Gaming
  • Head Coach: Vytis "Mineral" Lasaitis
  • Johan "CWoosH" Klingestedt (Genji, Winston)
  • Andreas "Logix" Berghmans (Tracer, Soldier: 76)
  • Tim "Manneten" Bylund (Zarya, D.Va, Roadhog)
  • Kevyn "TviQ" Lindström (Genji, Soldier: 76, Tracer)
  • Sebastian "Zebbosai" Olsson (Lucio, Ana, Widowmaker)
  • Aleksi "Zuppeh" Kuntsi (Ana, Zenyatta)
  • Joonas "Zappis" Alakurtti (Zarya, Tracer)
  • Jung-woo "Sayaplayer" Ha (McCree, Widowmaker, Tracer)
  • Kim "aWesomeGuy" Sung Hoon (Winston, Zarya)

New York Excelsior

  • Owner: Sterling.VC
  • Coaches: Hyun Sang "Pavane" Yu, Hyeongseok "WizardHyeong" Kim
  • Jong-yeol "Saebyeolbe" Park (Tracer, Roadhog)
  • Do-hyeon "Pine" Kim (McCree, Widowmaker, Sombra)
  • Hye-sung "Libero" Kim (D.Va, Genji, Pharah)
  • Tae-hong "Mek0" Kim (D.Va)
  • Joong-hwa "Janus" Song (Reinhardt)
  • Dong-gyu "Mano" Kim (Winston, Reinhardt)
  • Sung-hyeon "JJoNak" Bang (Ana, Zenyatta)
  • Yeon-joon "ArK" Hong (Lucio)
  • Tae-sung "ANAMO" Jung (Lucio)

Boston Uprising

  • Owner: Robert Kraft (New England Patriots)
  • Head Coach: Da-hee "Crusty" Park
  • Stanislov "Mistakes" Danilov (Tracer)
  • Gwon "STRIKER" Nam-Ju (McCree, Soldier: 76, Widowmaker)
  • Kristian "Kellex" Keller (Lucio)
  • Lucas "NotE" Meissner (D.Va, Zarya)
  • Noh "Gamsu" Young-Jin (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Min-seok "AimGod" Kwon (Genji, Reaper)
  • Shin "Kalios" Woo-Yeol (Zarya, D.Va, Ana)
  • Mikias "Snow" Yohannes (Ana, Mercy)
  • Connor "Avast" Prince (Lucio)
  • Se-Hyeon "Neko" Park (Hanzo, Widowmaker)

Philadelphia Fusion

  • Owner: Comcast Spectacor
  • Head Coach: Yann "Kirby" Luu
  • George "ShaDowBurn" Gushcha (Genji, Pharah)
  • Isaac "Boombox" Charles (Zenyatta)
  • Jae-hyeok "Carpe" Lee (McCree, Genji, Tracer)
  • Jeong-hwan "Dayfly" Park (Ana)
  • Josh "Eqo" Corona (Genji, Tracer)
  • Joona "Fragi" Laine (Reinhardt, Winston)
  • Joe "Joemeister" Gramano (Lucio)
  • Hong-joon "HOTBA" Choi (McCree, D.Va, Zarya)
  • Gael "Poko" Gouzerch (Zarya, Winston, Soldier: 76)
  • Alberto "neptuNo" González (Lucio)
  • Simon "snillo" Ekström (Soldier: 76, Tracer, McCree)

London Spitfire

  • Owner: Cloud9
  • Coaches: Chang-geun "changgoon" Park, Jeong-min "Jfeel" Kim
  • Ji-hyeok "birdring" Kim (Tracer, Roadhog)
  • Jun-young "Profit" Park (Tracer)
  • Dong-eun "Hooreg" Lee (Soldier: 76, Doomfist)
  • Jun-ho "Fury" Kim (Soldier: 76, Junkrat)
  • Seung-hyun "WooHyaL" Seong (D.Va)
  • Jae-hui "Gesture" Hong (Winston)
  • Hyeon-woo "HaGoPeun" Jo (Zenyatta)
  • Won-sik "Closer" Jung (Lucio)
  • Seung-tae "Bdosin" Choi (Zenyatta, Ana)
  • Jong-seok "NUS" Kim (Ana, Zenyatta, Mercy)
  • Jang-hyeon "TiZi" Hwang (Winston)

Shanghai Dragons

  • Owner: Netease
  • Head Coach: Jun-Young "Kong" Son
  • Weida "Diya" Lu (McCree, Tracer, Doomfist)
  • Chao "Undead" Fang (McCree, Tracer, Reaper)
  • Junjie "Xushu" Liu (Pharah, Winston)
  • Wenhao "Roshan" Jing (Winston, Reinhardt)
  • Dongjian "MG" Wu (D.Va, Zarya)
  • Yage "Altering" Cheng (Mercy, Lucio)
  • Zhaoyu "Fiveking" Chen (Lucio)
  • Peixuan "Freefeel" Xu (Ana)
  • Junjian "Sky" He (Ana, Zenyatta)
  • Se-yeon "Geguri" Kim (Zarya, D.Va, Roadhog)
  • Eui-Seok "Fearless" Lee (Winston)
  • Gi-hyeon "Ado" Chon (Genji)
  • Dae-min "Daemin" Kim (Widowmaker, McCree, Ana)

Seoul Dynasty

  • Owner: Kabam
  • Head Coach: Baek Kwang-Jin
  • Ryu "ryujehong" Je-Hong (Ana, Zenyatta)
  • Yang "Tobi" Jin-Mo (Lucio)
  • Heo "Gambler" Jin-woo (Lucio, Mercy)
  • Gong "Miro" Jin-Hyuk (Winston, Reinhardt)
  • Kim "Zunba" Joon-Hyuk (Zarya, D.Va, Soldier: 76)
  • Moon "Gido" Gi-Do (Tracer, Genji, Roadhog)
  • Byun "Munchkin" Sang-Beom (Tracer, McCree)
  • Kim "Fleta" Byung-Sun (Pharah, McCree, Genji)
  • Koo "xepheR" Jae-Mo (Zarya, D.Va)
  • Dae-kuk "KuKi" Kim (Winston, D.Va)
  • Seok-woo "Wekeed" Choi (McCree, Genji, Junkrat)

These are the finalized Overwatch rosters. The Overwatch League is set to begin on January 10, 2018.

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