Guangzhou Charge

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[e][h]Guangzhou Charge
Team Information
City:
Location:
Region:
Manager:
Cassis
Coaches:
Sungwoo, Extra
Colors:
              
Total Earnings:
$145,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
0
Stage titles:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
8
History
Founded:
2018-08-02
Upcoming Matches
GZC vs. NYE
June 26, 2021 - 12:00 UTC
CDH vs. GZC
June 27, 2021 - 10:30 UTC
PHI vs. GZC
July 3, 2021 - 9:00 UTC
SEO vs. GZC
July 4, 2021 - 9:00 UTC
VAL vs. GZC
August 7, 2021 - 10:30 UTC
GZC vs. HZS
August 8, 2021 - 9:00 UTC

Guangzhou Charge (广州冲锋 in Chinese) is the team representing Guangzhou, China, in the Overwatch League. The Charge compete in the Eastern Division.

The team is owned and operated by Nenking Group, a financial and entertainment conglomerate, and owners of the Guangzhou Loong Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, French association football club FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, and esports brand Ultra Prime.

Timeline[edit]

  • August 2nd - The Guangzhou Overwatch League franchise is officially announced as one of the first two new teams entering the 2019 Overwatch League Season.[1]
  • October 15th - Guangzhou announce their upper management through The Esports Observer. Ethan from Machi Esports joins as the teams General Manager.[2][3]
  • October 17th - The Philadelphia Fusion announce that they have traded HOTBA to Guangzhou.[4]
  • November 8th - The name and branding of the Guangzhou franchise is officially announced to be the Guangzhou Charge.[5][6]
  • November 22nd - The Guangzhou Charge announce their lineup for the 2019 Overwatch League Season.[7]
  • December 4th - J1N, Tydolla and Sungwoo are announced to be a part of the new coaching staff of the Guangzhou Charge.[8]
  • December 21st - Rise is fined $1000 for account sharing.[9]
  • December 25th - Tutu joins as Special Correspondent.[10]
  • January 10th - Competitive Analyst Cuddles leaves the team.[22]
  • January 19th - creed joins as Assistant Coach.[23]
  • April 24th - neptuNo and Wya become Inactive due to Visa Issues.[24]
  • June 19th - neptuNo returns to the Active Roster after entering South Korea and finishing his mandatory 14-day social isolation.[25][26]
  • July 12th - Wya becomes a two-way player for Ignite One.[27]
  • July 14th - Krystal joins the the team on a two-way contract with Ignite One.[28]
  • July 20th - neptuNo becomes Inactive due to Visa Issues.[29]
  • July 22nd - nero becomes Inactive due to Visa Issues.[30]
  • August 2nd - Seabo joins the team as Data Analyst.[31]
  • August 19th - nero returns to the Active Roster after completing his mandatory 14-day isolation upon reentering South Korea.[32]
  • October 5th - Head Coach J1N, Assistant Coach Tydolla, and Assistant Coach Sungwoo are released from the team.[33]
  • October 15th - neptuNo and Chara leave the team.[34]
  • October 16th - Krystal and Wya leave the team.[35]
  • October 29th - Arachne joins the team as the Head Coach.[36]
  • November 9th - Shu, nero, and Happy leave the team.[37]
  • November 11th - KariV joins the team. [38]
  • November 12th - Mandu joins the team. [39]
  • November 13th - MYKaylee joins the team. [40]
  • November 14th - ChoiSehwan joins the team. [41]
  • November 18th - Assistant Coach creed leaves for the Chengdu Hunters. [42]
  • November 30th - Daemin and Neko join the team as Assistant Coaches. [43]
  • January 21st - Jihun joins the team. [44]
  • May 6th - Head Coach Arachne and Assistant Coach Daemin leave the team. [45]
  • June 9th - Assistant Coach Neko leaves the team, Extra joins the team as Assistant Coach. [46]
  • June 17th - Sungwoo rejoins the team as Head Coach. [47]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
# ID Name Role Join Date
China 0 Eileen Yiliang Ou DPS 2018-11-22 [7]
South Korea 14 Rio Seungpyo Oh Tank 2018-11-22 [7]
South Korea 10 Cr0ng Nam Ki-cheol Tank 2019-11-14 [21]
South Korea 8 KariV Youngseo Park Support 2020-11-11 [38]
South Korea 2 Mandu Kim Chan-hee Support 2020-11-12 [39]
China 34 MYKaylee Zou Zijie DPS 2020-11-13 [40]
South Korea 13 ChoiSehwan Choi Se-hwan DPS 2020-11-14 [41]
South Korea 5 Jihun Kim Ji-hun Tank 2021-01-21 [44]

Former[edit]

Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 20 Happy Jungwoo Lee DPS 2018-11-22 [7] 2020-11-09 [37] Houston Outlaws
United States 6 nero Charlie Zwarg DPS 2018-11-22 [7][32] 2020-11-09 [37] San Francisco Shock
South Korea 1 Shu Jinseo Kim Support 2018-11-22 [7] 2020-11-09 [37] Los Angeles Gladiators
China 11 Wya (Two-way) Qi Haomiao Support 2019-11-14 [21] 2020-10-16 [35] Los Angeles Valiant
China 7 Krystal (Two-way) Cai Shilong DPS 2020-07-14 [28] 2020-10-16 [35] Los Angeles Valiant
South Korea 3 Chara Captain Jungyeon Kim Support 2018-11-22 [7] 2020-10-15 [34] T1 (Coach)
Spain 27 neptuNo Alberto González Molinillo Support 2019-11-14 [21][26] 2020-10-15 [34] Paris Eternal
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 18 Rise Wonjae Lee Support 2018-11-22 [7] 2019-11-11 [20]
Retired
South Korea 7 HOTBA Hongjun Choi Tank 2018-10-17 [4] 2019-11-11 [19] New York Excelsior
Finland 54 fragi Joona Laine Tank 2019-07-17 [11] 2019-11-11 [19]
Retired
South Korea 31 Bischu Hyungseok 'Aaron' Kim Tank 2019-07-17 [11] 2019-11-11 [19] Los Angeles Gladiators
China 17 OnlyWish Lizhen Chen Support 2018-11-22 [7] 2019-11-11 [19] Cosmos et Veritas Gaming
United Kingdom 9 Kyb Finley Adisi DPS 2018-11-22 [7] 2019-07-17 [14] Philadelphia Fusion

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
China   Sonny Xiao (肖阳) CEO 2018-10-15 [2]
China   Eddy Meng (孟庆良) COO 2018-10-15 [2]
Taiwan   Cassis Li Ding-Qian Team Manager 2018-12-04
South Korea   Sungwoo Sungwoo Hong Head Coach 2021-06-16 [47]
China   Extra Zheng Jiawen Assistant Coach 2021-06-09 [46]
United States   Seabo Sean Boyle Data Analyst 2020-08-02 [31]
China   Chixiaotu Li Qiong Special Correspondent 2018-12-25 [10]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea   Neko Park Se-hyeon Assistant Coach 2020-11-30 [43] 2021-06-09 [46]
South Korea   Arachne Lee Ji-won Head Coach 2020-10-29 [36] 2021-05-06 [45] The One Winner
South Korea   Daemin Kim Dae-min Assistant Coach 2020-11-30 [43] 2021-05-06 [45]
China   creed Xiao Yan Assistant Coach 2020-01-19 [23] 2020-11-18[42] Chengdu Hunters
South Korea   Sungwoo Sungwoo Hong Assistant Coach 2018-12-04 [8] 2020-10-05 [33] Los Angeles Valiant
South Korea   Tydolla Seungmin Jung Assistant Coach 2018-12-04 [8] 2020-10-05 [33] Los Angeles Gladiators
South Korea   J1N Hyojin Cho Head Coach 2018-12-04 [8] 2020-10-05 [33] T1
United States   arkael Ethan Liu General Manager 2018-10-15 [2] 2019-12-31
United Kingdom   Cuddles Henry Coxall Competitive Analyst 2019-05-15 2020-01-10 [22]
Retired
United States   bsuh Brenda Suh Competitive Manager 2018-12-15 [2] 2019-10-31 [18] Los Angeles Gladiators (Director of Operations)
United States   CurryShot Rohit Nathani Strategic Coach 2019-07-24 [16] 2019-10-30 [17] Los Angeles Gladiators (Strategic Coach)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2021
2021-03-27 A99 - 16th A2Major Flash Ops Flash Ops: Experimental Card Tournament - China 1 : 2 $0
2021-01-30 A33rd A2Major NetEase Esports X Tournament NetEase Esports X Tournament - 2021 - The Nexus 1/-/2 Grp. S. $0
2020
2020-09-12 A44th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Asia Playoffs 0 : 3 $75,000
2020-08-23 A55th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2020 Regular Season 18/-/7 Grp. S. $0
2020-08-08 A55 - 7th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Countdown Cup 2 : 3 $0
2020-07-05 A11st A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Summer Showdown 4 : 2 $65,000
2020-05-24 A33 - 4th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - May Melee 2 : 3 $5,000
2019
2019-08-31 A99 - 10th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Playoffs 1 : 4 $0
2019-08-25 A99th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Regular Season 15/13 Grp. S. $0
2018
2018-12-28 I1W A7Showm. Pacific Challenge Pacific Challenge 2 : 2 $0
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Gallery[edit]

Team Uniform[edit]

Media[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Articles[edit]

Videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "ATLANTA AND GUANGZHOU TAKE THE STAGE". Overwatch League. 2018-08-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Guangzhou Overwatch League Team Announces Executive Leadership". The Esports Observer. 2018-10-15.
  3. "Guangzhou Overwatch League Team Announces Executive Leadership". Guangzhou. 2018-10-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Trade Alert: The Fusion have traded @HOTBA_OW to @OWL_TeamGZ, the new expansion team of the @overwatchleague.". Philadelphia Fusion. 2018-10-17.
  5. "感受冲锋! " [Feel the charge!] (in China Chinese). Guangzhou Charge. 2018-11-08.
  6. "Presenting the Guangzhou Charge". Guangzhou Charge. 2018-11-08.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 "Introducing the 2019 Guangzhou Charge Lineup!" (in English Speaking English). Guangzhou Charge. 2018-11-22.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "We are pleased to announce our coaching staff of J1N as Head Coach, and Tydolla and Sungwoo as Assistant Coaches.". Guangzhou Charge. 2018-12-04.
  9. "2019 Player Discipline Tracker". Overwatch League. 2018-12-21.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Tutu joins as Special Correspondent.". Guangzhou Charge. 2018-12-25.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Please join us in welcoming the incredible @fragi and @BischuGG to the team!". Guangzhou Charge. 2019-07-17.
  12. Philadelphia Fusion (2019-07-17). "Today we say goodbye to @fragi".
  13. Los Angeles Gladiators (2019-07-17). "It's been one hell of an adventure, @BischuGG.Once a Gladiator, Always a Gladiator.".
  14. 14.0 14.1 "We also want to wish the inimitable @KYB all the best in his new home with the @Fusion.". Guangzhou Charge. 2019-07-17.
  15. Philadelphia Fusion (2019-07-17). "We are excited to announce the arrival of @KYB, who joins our roster from the @GZCharge".
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Please welcome Rohit @CurryshotTV Nathani to the @GZCharge!". Guangzhou Charge. 2019-07-24.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Today, we'd like to thank @CurryshotTV for his tremendous support in #OWL2019, and wish him all the best in his next endeavor!". Guangzhou Charge. 2019-10-30.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "My contract with GZ expires today.". bsuh. 2019-10-31.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 "It has been our pleasure to have had @HOTBA_OW @fragi @OnlyWish_ and @BischuGG with the Charge. Many thanks to all of them for their contributions to a great season in 2019. We wish them all the best in the future!". Guangzhou Charge. 2019-11-11.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "We are sad to say that Rise will be officially retiring from professional Overwatch to go back to school.". Guangzhou Charge. 2019-11-11.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 "Please welcome Nam "Cr0ng" Ki-Cheol, Qi "Wya" Haomiao, and Alberto "neptuNo" González to the GZ family!". Guangzhou Charge. 2019-11-14.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "THE NEXT STEP!". Cuddles. 2020-01-10.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "Our whole organization is ecstatic to welcome CREED to the fold!". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-01-19.
  24. "Official Announcement". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-04-24.
  25. "KR hotel quarantine 👍🏻 14 days starting today !". neptuNo. 2020-06-06.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Finally free". neptuNo. 2020-06-19.
  27. "Due to the COVID-19 situation and visa issues, Wya hasn't been able to join the team in Korea since the start of this season.". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-07-12.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "We’d like to welcome Krystal to the team as a two-way player.". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-07-14.
  29. "going back to Spain this week to get a new visa". neptuNo. 2020-07-20.
  30. "i fly home tomorrow :)". nero. 2020-07-22.
  31. 31.0 31.1 "What have I been up to in 2020?". Seabo. 2020-08-02.
  32. 32.0 32.1 "i'm free! !". nero. 2020-08-19.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 "We are now announcing that our contracts with Head Coach J1N and Assistant Coach Tydolla and Sungwoo have ended.". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-10-05.
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 "Today we say goodbye to neptuNo and Chara. Thank you both for being great leaders in and outside the game, and we wish you all the best in the future". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-10-15.
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 "Today we part ways with Krystal and Wya. Thank you both for playing a positive role in our academy team, and we wish you best of luck in the next endeavor.". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-10-16.
  36. 36.0 36.1 "⚡️Let’s welcome @Arachne_esports to the team as our new Head Coach!". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-10-29.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 "Today we say goodbye to 3 founding members of our team.". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-11-09.
  38. 38.0 38.1 "Join us in welcoming Young-seo "KariV" Bak to help us write the next chapter of our story". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-11-11.
  39. 39.0 39.1 "Let’s welcome Chan-hee ”Mandu” Kim to the Charge!". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-11-12.
  40. 40.0 40.1 "The emerging new blood, the fearsome marksman, now let’s welcome Zijie ”MYKaylee” Zou (Former ID: Kayleee) join the team!". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-11-13.
  41. 41.0 41.1 "Let’s give a warm welcome to Se-hwan “ChoiSehwan” Choi!". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-11-14.
  42. 42.0 42.1 "We are excited to announce that CREED and YAOXIE will join the Chengdu Hunters team as the assistant coaches. We believe their participation can complete our training system". Chengdu Hunters. 2020-11-18.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 "Welcome Dae-min “Daemin” Kim and Se-hyeon“Neko” Bak join us as assistant coaches!". Guangzhou Charge. 2020-11-30.
  44. 44.0 44.1 "Please welcome Ji-hun "Jihun" Kim to the 2021 roster as main tank!". Guangzhou Charge. 2021-01-21.
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 "Today, we are mutually parting ways with Head Coach Arachne and Assistant Coach Daemin.". Guangzhou Charge. 2021-05-06.
  46. 46.0 46.1 46.2 "Welcome Sung-woo “Sungwoo” Hong returns to Guangzhou Charge as our new Head Coach!". Guangzhou Charge. 2021-06-09.
  47. 47.0 47.1 "Coaching staff update". Guangzhou Charge. 2021-06-15.