Hangzhou Spark

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[e][h]Hangzhou Spark
Team Information
City:
Location:
Region:
Manager:
DoubleSai, So
Coaches:
U4, OnlyWish
Colors:
              
Total Earnings:
$464,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
0
Stage titles:
0
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
10
History
Founded:
2018-09-07
Upcoming Matches
HZS vs. CDH
August 13, 2021 - 9:00 UTC
GZC vs. HZS
August 14, 2021 - 10:30 UTC

Hangzhou Spark (杭州闪电 in Chinese) is the team representing Hangzhou, China, in the Overwatch League. The Spark compete in the Eastern Division.

The team is owned by Bilibili, an online video platform and video game publisher in China.

Timeline[edit]

  • September 7th - The Hangzhou Overwatch League franchise is officially announced alongside 6 new expansion teams for the 2019 season.[1]
  • September 10th - Hangzhou announce through Bilibili that they are accepting new name suggestions for their Overwatch League franchise.[2]
  • November 14th - The name and branding of the Hangzhou franchise is officially announced to be the Hangzhou Spark.[3][4]
  • November 16th - Hangzhou Spark announce their coaching staff.[5]
  • November 16th - Hangzhou Spark announce that guxue and NoSmite have joined the team.[6]
  • November 17th - Ria and Adora are announced to have joined the team.[7]
  • November 18th - GodsB and Bazzi are announced to have joined the team.[8]
  • November 19th - iDK and Revenge are announced to have joined the team.[9]
  • November 20th - Krystal and BeBe are announced to have joined the team as the final 2 members.[10]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
# ID Name Role Join Date
China 8 guxue Qiulin Xu Tank 2018-11-16 [6]
South Korea 37 iDK Hojin Park Support 2018-11-19 [9]
China 14 ColdesT Tong Xiaodong Support 2020-01-14 [20]
China 13 M1ka Liu Jiming Support 2020-01-14 [20]
South Korea 21 Architect Minho Park DPS 2020-05-17 [24]
China 17 Shy Zheng Yangjie DPS 2020-10-21 [34]
China 22 LiGe (Two-way) Jia Chengjie Tank 2020-11-16 [36][50]
South Korea 0 MCD Lee Jeong-ho Support 2020-11-17 [37]
South Korea 11 BERNAR Se Won Shin Tank 2020-11-19 [39]
South Korea 18 SeoMinSoo Minsoo Seo DPS 2020-11-20 [40]

Former[edit]

Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 20 Takoyaki Lee Young-hyun Tank 2020-11-18 [38] 2021-06-27 [46]
South Korea 10 GodsB Kyeongbo Kim DPS 2018-11-18 [8] 2021-06-22 [45]
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 77 QoQ Sungjun Yu Tank 2020-06-19 [27] 2020-11-13 [35]
South Korea 20 SASIN Sanghyun Song Tank/DPS 2019-02-22 [11] 2020-10-18 [33]
South Korea 17 Ado Gi-hyeon Chon DPS 2020-02-12 [21] 2020-10-18 [33] RunAway
South Korea 1 Adora Jaehwan Kang DPS 2018-11-17 [7] 2020-10-18 [33]
South Korea 23 BeBe Huichang Yoon Support 2018-11-20 [10] 2020-10-18 [33] Washington Justice
South Korea 11 Ria Sungwook Park Tank 2018-11-17 [7] 2020-10-18 [33] Washington Justice
China 7 Krystal Shilong Cai DPS 2018-11-20 [10] 2020-06-18 [26] Guangzhou Charge
South Korea 0 Bazzi Junki Park DPS 2018-11-18 [8] 2020-05-17 [23]
Retired
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 3 NoSmite Daun Jeong Tank 2018-11-16 [6] 2019-11-23 [19] Paris Eternal
South Korea 24 Revenge Hyeonggeun An Support 2018-11-19 [9] 2019-11-11 [17] RunAway

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
China   Rui Chen Rui Chen (陈睿) Owner 2018-09-07 [1]
China   So Youyou Chen (陈悠悠) General Manager/President 2018-10-??
Taiwan   Xiaogui Tsungyu Huang (黃琮諭) Supervisor 2020-10-14 [32]
China   DoubleSai Saisai Huang (黄赛赛) Team Manager 2018-??-??
China   Leo Zhouting Liu (刘倬廷) Team Leader 2021-04-??
China   U4 Congshan Chen (陈丛山) Assistant Coach 2019-09-04 [15]
China   OnlyWish Chen Lizhen (陈李桢) Assistant Coach 2021-07-27[49]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea   Andante Jaehong Hwang Interim Head Coach 2020-09-04 [31][43] 2021-07-15[47]
South Korea   Mentalist Kim Chung-in Assistant Coach 2021-04-26 [44] 2021-07-15[48]
Retired
South Korea   nOrU Kim Jae-dong Assistant Coach 2021-03-26 [41] 2021-04-26 [43]
South Korea   paJion Jisub Hwang Head Coach 2020-06-03 [25] 2021-04-26 [43]
South Korea   PPUJJIPPANG Cho Na-dan Data Analyst 2021-03-26 [42] 2021-04-??
China   Longduo Supervisor 2019-??-?? 2020-10-14 [32]
South Korea   Mask Muho Lee Head Coach 2018-11-16 [5] 2020-07-31 [29]
South Korea   yeah Jung Young-su (정영수) Assistant Coach 2019-11-12 [18] 2020-05-17 [22]
South Korea   Sup7eme Seungjun Han Assistant Coach 2018-11-16 [5] 2019-10-18 [16] Washington Justice (Development Coach)
China   YinDong Hang Gao Assistant Coach 2018-11-16 [5] 2019-07-25 [13] Bilibili Gaming (Head Coach)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2021
2021-06-06 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2021 - June Joust 1 : 3 $0
2020
2020-09-05 A55 - 6th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Asia Playoffs 0 : 3 $0
2020-08-23 A910th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2020 Regular Season 12/-/11 Grp. S. $0
2020-08-09 A22nd A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Countdown Cup 0 : 4 $35,000
2020-07-04 A55 - 7th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Summer Showdown 0 : 3 $0
2020-05-23 A55 - 7th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - May Melee 0 : 3 $0
2019
2019-09-14 A44th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Playoffs 0 : 4 $350,000
2019-08-25 A44th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Regular Season 18/10 Grp. S. $0
2019-07-14 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 3 Playoffs 2 : 3 $25,000
2019-05-11 A33 - 4th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 2 Playoffs 0 : 4 $50,000
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Gallery[edit]

Team Uniform[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The original team name Hangzhou Railgun was voted by fans at the official name suggestion vote poll started by the organization, but the name was rejected by Overwatch League.[51]
  • The team's logo is a reference to the character Mikoto Misaka from the anime and manga series A Certain Scientific Railgun.[52]
    • Building on this connection and in partnership with A Certain Scientific Railgun, on August 28, 2020 Misaka Mikoto was added as an honorary fictional member with jersey number 3.[53]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "OVERWATCH LEAGUE TO OPEN 2019 SEASON WITH 20 TEAMS". Overwatch League. 2018-09-07.
  2. "#哔哩哔哩OWL战队征名# 铛铛铛!划重点——杭州哔哩哔哩OWL战队征名活动开始啦♪(^∀^●)ノ!" (in China Chinese). Hangzhou. 2018-09-10.
  3. "“粉红瑞破”终登场,Hangzhou Spark杭州闪电队正式亮相" (in China Chinese). Hangzhou Spark. 2018-11-14.
  4. "Presenting the Hangzhou Spark". Overwatch League. 2018-11-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Here is our PINK coach team!!!". Hangzhou Spark. 2018-11-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "They are coming, the shield of Hangzhou Spark! (→°ο°)→→". Hangzhou Spark. 2018-11-16.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Please give a warm welcome to @alsldhkqufdl and @ow_adora !". Hangzhou Spark. 2018-11-17.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Welcome our DPS Duo @GodsB_OW and @Bazziow". Hangzhou Spark. 2018-11-18.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Our Spark family is getting bigger and bigger. @Hojin_idk and @ow_revenge join us as SUPPORT". Hangzhou Spark. 2018-11-19.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Finally, we are happy to announce Krystal and @bebezzangv join us.". Hangzhou Spark. 2018-11-20.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Welcome new Flex Tank Sasin @Wi0zAKqSMvbfnJB joining our crew.". Hangzhou Spark. 2019-02-22.
  12. "Spark at the academy team: @Bazziow & @nosmite1 reinforce BLG.ow as 2-way players!" (in England English). Hangzhou Spark. 2019-06-26.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "【闪电前线】总监督龙多对第四阶段的展望" (in China Chinese). 2019-07-25.
  14. "关于HangzhouSpark选手蔡世龙的情况说明" (in China Chinese). 2019-08-02.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Welcome Chen "U4" Congshan to join us as an assistant coach! ヾ(´・ω・`)ノ". Hangzhou Spark. 2019-09-04.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "We are grateful to coach @Master7supreme for being helpful and supportive as always. Thank you and wish all the best in the future!". Hangzhou Spark. 2019-10-18.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Today, we part away with @Ow_Revenge". Hangzhou Spark. 2019-11-11.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "yeah joins as an assistant coach". Hangzhou Spark. 2019-11-12.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "🚨 Check your corners before watching this announcement 🚨". Paris Eternal. 2019-11-23.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 "Glad to announce that COLDEST and M1KA join us from BLG.OW!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-01-14.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "We are delighted to announce Gi-hyeon ‘ADO’ Chon has joined us as projectile DPS!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-02-12.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Today we part ways with Coach @yeah_ow_". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-05-17.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "We are sad to announce that JUNKI “Bazzi” PARK has decided to retire from Overwatch.". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-05-17.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "How about an addition?". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-05-17.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Welcome @paJion90 Hwang Jisub to Hangzhou Spark as Assistant Coach.". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-06-03.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Spark Communications". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-06-18.
  27. 27.0 27.1 "Never stop improving". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-06-19.
  28. "I'll take a good rest and come back with a good look.". Ria. 2020-06-19.
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Thank you Coach @Mask_ow". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-07-31.
  30. "Meanwhile, @pajion90 will step in as the main Coach.". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-07-31.
  31. 31.0 31.1 "Jaehong "Andante" Hwang will join us as our Assistant Coach.". Andante. 2020-09-04.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 "Huang "Xiaogui" Tsung-Yu will be joining Spark as the new supervisor.". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-10-14.
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 "Today we say goodbye to @Ria_970922 @bebezzangv @ow_adora @OW_Ado & @sasin_ow. We thank them for all the contributions to our team and wish them the best of luck! You'll always be a part of the Spark family.". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-10-18.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "Let's welcome former BLG.OW player and OWWC 2018 runner-up YangJie 'Shy' Zheng as he's promoted to Hangzhou Spark!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-10-21.
  35. 35.0 35.1 "Today we part ways with QoQ.". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-11-13.
  36. 36.0 36.1 "Welcome the new Spark, LIGE!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-11-16.
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Please welcome our newest Flex Support, and excellent shot caller, Jeong-ho "MCD" Lee". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-11-17.
  38. 38.0 38.1 "Let's welcome our new main tank, Takoyaki!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-11-18.
  39. 39.0 39.1 "Please welcome our new off tank, @Bernar!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-11-19.
  40. 40.0 40.1 "He's here, the one you have all been waiting for. It's time to welcome our new Damage star, @seominsoo_ow!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-11-20.
  41. 41.0 41.1 "Please welcome Kim "nOrU" Jaedong @NoRu1994 as our new Assistant Coach!". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-03-26.
  42. 42.0 42.1 "Please welcome Cho "PPUJJIPPANG" Nadan @ppujjippang as Spark Data Analyst!". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-03-26.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 "Spark Communications". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-04-26.
  44. 44.0 44.1 "We would like to announce that former BLG.OW Head Coach Kim "Mentalist" Chung-in will join us as our new Assistant Coach! Please give him a warm welcome!". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-04-26.
  45. 45.0 45.1 "Today we part ways with DPS player Kim "@GodsB_OW" Kyeong-bo as he enters free agency.". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-06-22.
  46. 46.0 46.1 "Today we part ways with Tank player Lee "Takoyaki" Young-hyun as he enters free agency.". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-06-27.
  47. 47.0 47.1 "Today we say thank you to Interim Head Coach @Andante_OW for your hard work and great leadership.". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-07-15.
  48. 48.0 48.1 "Today we are bidding farewell to our Assistant Coach @Mentalist_OW , thank you for everything you contributed to improving the Spark.". Hangzhou Spark. 2021-07-15.
  49. 49.0 49.1 "Today the BLG.OW Head Coach Lizhen “Onlywish” Chen joined the Hangzhou Spark as Assistant Coach. We are so excited to start a new stage with his lead! Please give a warm welcome to our new Assistant Coach Onlywish!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-07-28.
  50. 50.0 50.1 "Today the Hangzhou Spark player Chengjie “LiGe” Jia turned into two-way player for 2021 CNOC S2, he will be serving in both Hangzhou Spark and BLG.OW. Can’t wait to see you shine on various stages of the Overwatch League and Contenders, @OW_LiGe!". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-07-28.
  51. "the name will not be Railgun as it was rejected by the OWL". OW Beacon. 2018-11-14.
  52. "Chinese Illustrator shares her original Overwatch League concepts for the Hangzhou Spark". Dexerto. 2018-11-15.
  53. "Team Spark are proud to announce that we are partnering with the Bilibili herself, Misaka Mikoto from "A Certain Scientific Railgun T", who joins the squad as an Honorary Member with jersey #3.". Hangzhou Spark. 2020-08-28.