Toronto Defiant is the team representing Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the Overwatch League. The team is owned by OverActive Media, an integrated company delivering esports and video game entertainment. The team was founded by OverActive Media and Splyce, with the team being operated by the Splyce organization.
- September 7th - The Toronto Overwatch League franchise is officially announced alongside 6 new expansion teams for the 2019 season. Toronto also announced that Chris Overholt will be the franchise's new CEO and President. Overholt was previously the CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee.
- September 10th - Bishop is announced as the Head Coach of the team.
- October 24th - The name and branding of the Toronto franchise is officially announced to be the Toronto Defiant. The official press release reveal three new members of the coaching staff: Assistant Coach Bubbly, Strategic Coach Don and Analyst Barroi.
- October 27th - envy and Neko join the team.
- October 29th - Ivy and Stellar join the team.
- October 30th - Aid and Yakpung join the team.
- November 27th - RoKy and Asher are announced to have joined the team as the final two members.
- January 16th - Teabubbles is announced as the team's Facilities Manager.
- Feburary 11th - Toronto Defiant adds KarQ as a team streamer.
- March 18th - Teabubbles leaves for the Los Angeles Valiant.
- April 2nd - Don leaves the team.
- April 3rd - Stellar retires from professional Overwatch due to personal reasons.
- April 4th - im37 joins the team.
- May 21st - Gods and sharyk are promoted from Montreal Rebellion.
- May 29th - Asher retires from professional Overwatch.
|10||envy||Kangjae Lee||Flex||2018-10-27 |
|79||Neko||Sehyeon Park||Support||2018-10-27 |
|2||Ivy||Seunghyun Lee||DPS||2018-10-29 |
|1||Yakpung||Gyeongmu Jo||Tank||2018-10-30 |
|6||Aid||Jaeyoon Go||Support||2018-10-30 |
|7||RoKy||Jooseong Park||Support||2018-11-27 |
|37||im37||Jin Hong||DPS||2019-04-04 |
|11||Gods||Daniel Graeser||Flex||2019-05-21 |
|77||sharyk||Normunds Faterins||Tank||2019-05-21 |
|#||ID||Name||Role||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|8||Asher||Junsung Choi||DPS||2018-11-27 ||2019-05-29 |
|52||Stellar||Dohyung Lee||DPS||2018-10-29 ||2019-04-03 |
|Chris Overholt||Chris Overholt||CEO & President||2018-09-07 |
|lazerchicken||Marty Strenczewilk||Co-Founder||2018-09-07 |
|Jae||Jaesun Won||General Manager||2018-09-07 |
|Bishop||Beomjoon Lee||Head Coach||2018-09-10 |
|Bubbly||Yunho Cho||Assistant Coach||2018-10-24 |
|Barroi||Dennis Matz||Analyst||2018-10-24 |
|KarQ||Nathan Chan||Streamer||2019-02-11 |
|#||ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date||New Organization|
|Don||Dongwook Kim||Strategic Coach||2018-10-24||2019-03-18 |
|Teabubbles||Debbie Chun||Facilities Manager||2019-01-16 ||2019-03-18||Los Angeles Valiant (Manager & Translator)|
- 2018-10-30 | Talking Toronto Defiant with Splyce co-founder Marty Strenczewilk by Cass Marshall of Heroes Never Die
- "Launching An Overwatch League 2019 Expansion Franchise". Splyce. 2018-09-07.
- "OVERWATCH LEAGUE TO OPEN 2019 SEASON WITH 20 TEAMS". Overwatch League. 2018-09-07.
- "Equal parts mentor, visionary, and legend. ✊ @BishopOW". Toronto. 2018-09-10.
- "Toronto Defiant #RiseTogether". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-24.
- "PRESENTING THE TORONTO DEFIANT". Overwatch League. 2018-10-24.
- "TORONTO DEFIANT LAUNCHES AS CANADA'S NEWEST PROFESSIONAL ESPORTS TEAM" (PDF). 2018-10-24. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
- "Boom. Your first two Toronto Defiant players. #RiseTogether". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-27.
- "Your Toronto Defiant roster continues to grow.". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-29.
- "Two more. ✊". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-30.
- "Roster 👉 Locked. @asher_ow & @OW_RoKY round out your Toronto Defiant ✊". Toronto Defiant. 2018-11-27.
- Teabubbles joins
- KarQ Streamer
- "Please give a #VALLA welcome to our new Team Manager and Translator, @Teabubblesx!". Los Angeles Valiant. 2019-03-18.
- "Today we bid farewell to our Strategic Coach, @DonOverwatch. Dongwook helped us tremendously in our underdog run throughout Stage 1 in #OWL2019.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-04-02.
- "Today we announce the retirement of Do-hyung "Stellar" Lee.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-04-03.
- "Graduating fresh out of NA Contenders and speed-running his way into your hearts and the Path to Pro, please join us in welcoming our new DPS player for @TorontoDefiant, @im37_ow!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-04-04.
- "Please give a warm welcome to our new tank duo, @gods_live and @sharykOW!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-05-21.
- "Today we sadly announce the retirement of Joon-seong "Asher" Choi.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-05-29.
- Jae GM