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[e][h]Houston Outlaws
Team Information
OWL City:
Location:
Region:
Manager:
Shadow
Coaches:
Dream, Harsha, Hooreg
Colors:
              
Total Earnings:
$105,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
0
Stage titles:
0
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
9
History
Founded:
2017-09-20
Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

Houston Outlaws is the team representing Houston, Texas, USA, in the Overwatch League. The Outlaws compete in the Atlantic South Division.

The team is owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, a radio broadcasting company in the United States. The team and franchise spot were originally founded by Infinite Esports, who were acquired by Immortals Gaming Club, the owner of Los Angeles Valiant. IGC sold Outlaws to their current owner in 2019.

Timeline[edit]

  • February 16th - FCTFCTN joins.[3]
  • March 30th - ArHaN joins.[4]
  • May 4th - Houston Outlaws announce their new title sponsor, T-Mobile.[5]
  • May 10th - KyKy is announced to have joined the Coaching staff.[6]
  • September 2nd - The Houston Outlaws announce the release of FCTFCTN.[7]
  • September 3rd - Clockwork is announced to be moving to a non-playing role within the team.[8] Mendokusaii is announced to be moving to a Content Creation role within the organization.[9]
  • September 7th - TD Wehle announces that he has joined the team as Videographer.[10]
  • September 18th - The team announce that Danteh is joining from San Francisco Shock, in a trade for Houston Academy GGEA main tank smurf.[11]
  • October 8th - Coach KyKy announces that he has been let go from the team as part of larger cuts at Houston Outlaws' parent organization.[12]
  • January 17th - Coach MESR becomes Assistant General Manager of the team.[Inside Source]
  • January 18th - Jonathan Oh announces that he has joined the team as Operations Manager.[13]
  • July 9th - Operations Manager Jonathan Oh announces he has left the team.[14]
  • July 26th - The Houston Outlaws announce the release of Content Creator Mendokusaii from the organization.[15]
  • August 7th - Chris DeAppolonio announces he has joined the team as President.[16]
  • August 23rd - Videographer TD Wehle announces he has left the team.[17]
  • September 15th - CEO H3CZ announces he has left OpTic Gaming and joining NRG Esports, thus leaving the team.[18]
  • September 20th - Head Coach TaiRong and Assistant Coach HyunWoo are released from the team.[19]
  • October 16th - Harsha joins as Head Coach.[20]
  • October 17th - ArHaN leaves the team.[21]
  • October 18th - Hydration joins the team from the Los Angeles Gladiators.[22]
  • October 22nd - blasé joins the team from the Boston Uprising.[23]
  • October 25th - Dream joins as an Assistant Coach.[24]
  • November 8th - Bani leaves the team.[25]
  • November 15th - Rapel joins the team.[26]
  • November 16th - MekO joins the team.[27]
  • November 25th - Hooreg joins as Assistant Coach.[28]
  • December 7th - JAKE retires from professional Overwatch.[29]
  • January 1st - Violet joins the team as a Streamer.[30]
  • January 2nd - Jecse joins the team.[31]
  • January 14th - coolmatt retires from professional Overwatch and moves into a non-playing role within the team.[32]
  • February 27th - Player Manager Clockwork announces that he had parted ways with the team earlier in February.[33]
  • March 12th - General Manager flame and Facilities and Operations Manager MESR are released from the team.[34][35]
  • March 13th - President Chris DeAppolonio announces that he had parted ways with the team the day prior.[36]
  • April 21st - Michael White joins the team as Operations Director.[37]
  • June 30th - Streamer Violet is released from the team.[38]
  • July 15th - SPREE leaves the team.[39]
  • August 1st - Rawkus retires from professional Overwatch.[40]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
# ID Name Role Join Date
Finland 49 LiNkzr Jiri Masalin DPS 2017-10-31 [2]
United States 17 Muma Austin Wilmot Tank 2017-10-31 [2]
United States 13 Boink Daniel Pence Support 2017-10-31 [2]
United States 6 Danteh Dante Cruz DPS 2018-09-18[11]
United States 99 Hydration João Pedro Goes Telles Tank 2019-10-18 [22]
United States 22 blasé Jeffrey Tsang DPS 2019-10-22 [23]
South Korea 16 Rapel Kim Jun-keun Support 2019-11-15 [26]
South Korea 11 MekO Taehong Kim Tank 2019-11-16 [27]
South Korea 20 Jecse Seungsoo Lee Support 2020-01-02 [31]

Former[edit]

Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
United States 1 Rawkus Shane Flaherty Support 2017-10-31 [2] 2020-08-01[40]
Retired
Belgium 7 SPREE Alexandre Vanhomwegen Tank 2017-10-31 [2] 2020-07-15[39]
United States 69 coolmatt Matt Iorio Tank 2017-10-31 [2] 2020-01-14[32] Houston Outlaws (Logistics Manager)
United States 76 JAKE Jacob Lyon DPS 2017-10-31 [2] 2019-12-07[29]
Retired
Canada 3 Bani Christopher Benell Support 2017-10-31 [2] 2019-11-08[25] Washington Justice (Individual Coach)
South Korea 57 ArHaN Wonhyeop Jeong DPS 2018-03-30 [4] 2019-10-17[21] T1 (Head Coach)
Sweden 12 Mendokusaii Lucas Håkansson DPS 2017-10-31 [2] 2018-09-03[9] Houston Outlaws (Content Creator)
United States 11 Clockwork Matt Dias DPS 2017-10-31 [2] 2018-09-03[8] Houston Outlaws (Player Manager)
United States 2 FCTFCTN Russell Campbell Tank 2018-02-16 [3] 2018-09-02[7] Mayhem Academy

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
United States Shadow Michael White Operations Director 2020-04-21[37]
United States 69 coolmatt Matt Iorio Logistics Manager 2020-01-14[32]
United States 8 Harsha Harsha Bandi Head Coach 2019-10-16[20]
United States   Dream Chris Myrick Assistant Coach 2019-10-25[24]
South Korea 9 Hooreg Dongeun Lee Assistant Coach 2019-11-25[28]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
United States Violet Violet Rojas Streamer 2020-01-01[30] 2020-06-30[38]
United States   Thwick Chris DeAppolonio President 2019-08-07 [16] 2020-03-12[36] Evil Geniuses (Chief Innovation Officer)
United States 88 MESR Adam De La Torre Facilities and Operations Manager 2017-10-31 [2] 2020-03-12[35]
United States 18 flame Matt Rodriguez General Manager 2017-10-31 [2] 2020-03-12[34]
United States 11 Clockwork Matt Dias Player Manager 2018-09-03[8] 2020-02-??[33]
South Korea 52 TaiRong Tae-yeong Kim Head Coach 2017-10-31 [2] 2019-09-20[19]
South Korea 99 HyunWoo Hyun-woo Kim Assistant Coach 2017-10-31 [2] 2019-09-20[19]
United States   H3CZ Hector Rodriguez CEO 2017-09-20[1] 2019-09-15[18] NRG Esports (Co-CEO)
United States   wheels TD Wehle Videographer 2018-09-07[10] 2019-08-23[17] Team SoloMid (Video Editor)
United States   J Ryan Musselman COO 2017-09-20 [1] 2019-07-?? [41]
Sweden 12 Mendokusaii Lucas Håkansson Content Creator 2018-09-03[9] 2019-07-26[15]
Retired
United States   Jonathan Oh Jonathan Oh Operations Manager 2019-01-18[13] 2019-07-09[14]
United States KyKy Kyle Souder Coach 2018-05-10[6] 2018-10-08[12] Paris Eternal (Assistant Coach)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2020
2020-09-03 A1212-13th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - North America Playoffs 1 : 3 $0
2020-08-23 B316th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2020 Regular Season 6/-/15 Grp. S. $0
2020-08-07 A99 - 12th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Countdown Cup 0 : 3 $0
2020-07-04 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Summer Showdown 0 : 3 $5,000
2020-05-22 A99 - 12th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - May Melee 1 : 3 $0
2019
2019-08-25 B316th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Regular Season 9/19 Grp. S. $0
2019-07-14 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 3 Playoffs 0 : 3 $25,000
2018
2018-06-17 A77th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - Inaugural Season 22/18 Grp. S. $75,000
2018-02-10 A33rd A2Major Overwatch League OWL - Inaugural Season Stage 1 Title Matches 1 : 3 $0
2017
2017-12-08 A99 - 11th A4Misc Overwatch League Overwatch League - Inaugural Preseason 0/-/2 Grp. S. $0
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Gallery[edit]

Team Uniform[edit]

2020 Houston Outlaws Homestand Team Photo[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Articles[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Videos[edit]

Focus[edit]

Press Conferences[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 THE OVERWATCH LEAGUE™ WELCOMES FINAL TEAMS FOR INAUGURAL SEASON
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 INTRODUCING THE HOUSTON OUTLAWS, THE OFFICIAL OVERWATCH LEAGUE™ TEAM FROM OPTIC GAMING
  3. 3.0 3.1 "From team USA, Help us welcome the newest member to the Houston Outlaws (pending Blizzard approval), @FCTFCTN!". Houston Outlaws. 2018-02-16.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Please help us welcome the newest member to the Houston Outlaws, @jkjj1103! #GreenWall #UpTheAnte". Houston Outlaws. 2018-03-30.
  5. "The Houston Outlaws Sign T-Mobile as Official Sponsor for Overwatch League Esports Team". Houston Outlaws. 2018-05-04.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Please give a warm welcome to the newest Outlaws coach, @KyKy!". Houston Outlaws. 2018-05-10.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Today we announce that we have parted ways with FCTFCTN". Houston Outlaws. 2018-09-02.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Matthew "Clockwork" Dias will be moving into a new non-player role within the Outlaws organization!". Houston Outlaws. 2018-09-03.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Announcing that Mendo will be shifting into a Content Creator for the Houston Outlaws!". Houston Outlaws. 2018-09-03.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "As a former @Splyce I should say congrats on getting into the Overwatch league. But working with the @OutlawsOW it will be a new personal rivalry for me. See you soon 😎 #UpTheAnte". TD Wehle. 2018-9-07.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Please help us welcome Danteh to the Outlaws!". Houston Outlaws. 2018-09-18.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Just informed that I am also one of the many people being let go from Infinite/Optic/Outlaws.". KyKy. 2018-10-08.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Happy to announce that I will be the Operations Manager for the @Outlaws. Super excited for 2019! #UpTheAnte". Jonathan Oh. 2019-01-18.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Friday will mark my final day with the Houston @Outlaws. Thank you to everyone that has been by our side. These past few months have been an unforgettable experience. I'll always be an Outlaw at heart. 💚 #AnteUp". Jonathan Oh. 2019-07-09.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Today, we part ways with Lucas @Mendo Håkansson.". Houston Outlaws. 2019-07-26.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "I am thrilled to announce my new role as president of the @Outlaws. The brand, team, & staff are dear to me having prior worked on their partnerships & marketing. The future is bright; we have a terrific team & staff paired with the best fans. #AnteUp". Chris DeAppolonio. 2019-08-07.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Today is my last day with the @Outlaws. I would like to thank the players, staff and the fans for allowing me to tell the Outlaws story for season two. We created a lot of memories I will never forget!". TD Wehle. 2019-08-23.
  18. 18.0 18.1 [1]
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "Today we announce the departure of head coach @TaiRongOW & assistant coach @HyeonWoo_99". Houston Outlaws. 2019-09-20.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Fresh off his OWL Grand Finals appearance, please welcome our new Head Coach of the Outlaws, @ggHarsha!". Houston Outlaws. 2019-10-16.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Today we say farewell to @ArHaN_OW.". Houston Outlaws. 2019-10-17.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Your thirst for the juice has arrived!". Houston Outlaws. 2019-10-18.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "A new trail is ablaze for Blasé!". Houston Outlaws. 2019-10-22.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Please give a warm welcome to the newest addition to our coaching staff, @DreamOverwatch!". Houston Outlaws. 2019-10-25.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Today we say goodbye to @BaniOW.". Houston Outlaws. 2019-11-08.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Please help us welcome @ow__Rapel to Houston!". Houston Outlaws. 2019-11-15.
  27. 27.0 27.1 "The man loves his @TMobile teams. Please Welcome @MekOppa to the Outlaws!". Houston Outlaws. 2019-11-16.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Please help us welcome Coach @Hooreg to the Outlaws!". Houston Outlaws. 2019-11-25.
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Today we say goodbye to @jakeow as he retires to pursue new opportunities.". Houston Outlaws. 2019-12-07.
  30. 30.0 30.1 "Please help us welcome @VibinWithViolet to the Outlaws as our newest streamer!". Houston Outlaws. 2020-01-01.
  31. 31.0 31.1 "The duo is back together!". Houston Outlaws. 2020-01-02.
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 "Matt @coolmatt69 Iorio will be retiring as a player and moving into a new role within the Outlaws organization this season!". Houston Outlaws. 2020-01-14.
  33. 33.0 33.1 "2020 and Onward". Clockwork. 2020-02-27.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "As of this morning I'm a free agent.". flame. 2020-03-12.
  35. 35.0 35.1 "I quit @Outlaws.". MESR. 2020-03-12.
  36. 36.0 36.1 "All good things come to an end.". Chris DeAppolonio. 2020-03-13.
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Houston Outlaws promotes Mike White to Operations Director.". Esports Insider. 2020-04-21.
  38. 38.0 38.1 "as of today we're no longer with the houston @Outlaws & will be actively looking for content creator opportunities". Violet. 2020-06-30.
  39. 39.0 39.1 "Thank you @Spree for being with the Houston Outlaws and our fans since the beginning. We wish you nothing but luck and happiness in everything.". Houston Outlaws. 2020-07-15.
  40. 40.0 40.1 "Hey Outlaws fans, it’s a sad day in H-Town—as we bid farewell to our #1.". Houston Outlaws. 2020-08-01.
  41. [Inside Source]