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Toronto Defiant

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[e][h]Toronto Defiant
Team Information
Location:
Region:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$130,000
Links
History
Created:
2018-09-07
Upcoming Tournaments

No Upcoming Tournaments

Toronto Defiant is a Canadian Overwatch team.

The team is owned by OverActive Media, an esports and media company. The team was operated by Splyce until its acquisition by OverActive Media in November 2019.[1][2]

From 2019 to 2023, the Defiant competed in the Overwatch League (OWL) as a franchised team. After the league folded and the Overwatch Champions Series (OWCS) was created, the Defiant became the first OWL team to announce their entry into OWCS.

Timeline[edit]

  • September 7th - The Toronto Overwatch League franchise is officially announced alongside 6 new expansion teams for the 2019 season.[3] 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.[1]
  • September 10th - Bishop is announced as the Head Coach of the team.[4]
  • October 24th - The name and branding of the Toronto franchise is officially announced to be the Toronto Defiant.[5][6] The official press release reveal three new members of the coaching staff: Assistant Coach Bubbly, Strategic Coach Don and Analyst Barroi.[7]
  • October 27th - envy and Neko join the team.[8]
  • October 29th - Ivy and Stellar join the team.[9]
  • October 30th - Aid and Yakpung join the team.[10]
  • November 27th - RoKy and Asher are announced to have joined the team as the final two members.[11]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

IDNamePositionJoin Date
South Korea MER1T
(
Choi Tae-min
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2024-02-07 [144]
United States Sugarfree
(
Kamden Hijada
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2024-02-07 [144]
South Korea SOMEONE
(
Ham Jeong-wan
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2024-02-07 [144]
United States Vega
(
Diego Moran
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2024-02-07 [144]
United States Rupal
(
Rupal Zaman
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2024-02-07 [144]

Former[edit]

Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNumberNamePositionJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South Korea Neko
Number: 
79
(
Sehyeon Park
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2018-10-27 [8]
Leave Date: 
2019-10-31 [44]
 
O2 BlastO2 Blast O2 Blast
South Korea Ivy
Number: 
2
(
Seunghyun Lee
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2018-10-29 [9]
Leave Date: 
2019-10-30 [42]
 
Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion
South Korea Yakpung
Number: 
1
(
Gyeongmu Jo
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2018-10-30 [10]
Leave Date: 
2019-10-16 [36]
 
O2 BlastO2 Blast O2 Blast
South Korea im37
Number: 
37
(
Jin-ui Hong
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2019-04-04 [18]
Leave Date: 
2019-10-08 [34]
 
Light GamingLight Gaming Light Gaming
South Korea Aid
Number: 
6
(
Jaeyoon Go
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2018-10-30 [10]
Leave Date: 
2019-10-08 [33]
 
Paris EternalParis Eternal Paris Eternal (Assistant Coach)
Latvia sharyk
Number: 
77
(
Normunds Faterins
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2019-05-21 [19]
Leave Date: 
2019-10-08 [32]
 
United States Gods
Number: 
11
(
Daniel Graeser
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2019-05-21 [19]
Leave Date: 
2019-10-07 [31]
 
Slept OnSlept On Slept On (Head Coach)
South Korea envy
Number: 
10
(
Kangjae Lee
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2018-10-27 [8]
Leave Date: 
2019-06-18 [21]
 
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons
South Korea Asher
Number: 
8
(
Junsung Choi
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2018-11-27 [11]
Leave Date: 
2019-05-29 [20]
 
South Korea Stellar
Number: 
52
(
Dohyung Lee
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2018-10-29 [9]
Leave Date: 
2019-04-03 [17]
 
Boston UprisingBoston Uprising Boston Uprising
Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNumberNamePositionJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South Korea KariV
Number: 
8
(
Youngseo Park
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2019-10-23 [38]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [73]
 
Guangzhou ChargeGuangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge
South Korea RoKy
Number: 
7
(
Jooseong Park
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2018-11-27 [11]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [72]
 
T1T1 T1 (Assistant Coach)
Canada Mangachu
Number: 
51
(
Liam Campbell
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2019-06-28 [25]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [71]
United States Beast
Number: 
3
(
Adam Denton
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2019-10-30 [43]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [70]
 
Tier 2 Drama Alert NationTier 2 Drama Alert Nation Tier 2 Drama Alert Nation
Canada Surefour
Number: 
4
(
Lane Roberts
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2019-11-04 [45]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [69]
 
SentinelsSentinels Sentinels (Streamer)
United Kingdom numlocked
Number: 
28
(
Seb Barton
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2020-06-03 [58]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [68]
 
Young and BeautifulYoung and Beautiful Young and Beautiful
Canada Agilities
Number: 
9
(
Brady Girardi
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2019-10-29 [41]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [67]
 
Los Angeles ValiantLos Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant
United Kingdom Kruise
Number: 
18
(
Harrison Pond
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2020-05-02 [55]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [66]
 
Young and BeautifulYoung and Beautiful Young and Beautiful
France zYKK
Number: 
10
(
Thomas Hosono
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2020-05-22 [57][60]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [65]
 
ÄöÅÄöÅ ÄöÅ
Sweden Nevix
Number: 
6
(
Andreas Karlsson
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2019-11-07 [48]
Leave Date: 
2020-10-21 [64]
Denmark Kellex
Number: 
21
(
Kristian Keller
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2019-11-05 [46]
Leave Date: 
2020-05-01 [54]
 
British HurricaneBritish Hurricane British Hurricane
Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNumberNamePositionJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States Aspire
Number: 
12
(
Luka Rolovic
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2021-05-27 [90]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [102]
 
Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans Vancouver Titans
Belgium Logix
Number: 
22
(
Andreas Berghmans
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2019-06-28 [24]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [101]
 
Team PepsTeam Peps Team Peps
South Korea Na1st
Number: 
18
(
Lee Ho-sung
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2020-12-11 [82]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [100]
 
T1T1 T1
South Korea SADO
Number: 
9
(
Sumin Kim
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2020-11-21 [79]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [99]
South Korea Michelle
Number: 
51
(
Minhyuk Choi
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2020-11-24 [81]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [98]
 
South Korea Aztac
Number: 
10
(
Park Jeong-su
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2020-11-17 [77]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [97]
 
Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans Vancouver Titans
South Korea Lastro
Number: 
77
(
Jungwon Mun
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2021-02-10 [88]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [96]
 
Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws Houston Outlaws
South Korea ANSOONJAE
Number: 
30
(
An Soon-jae
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2020-11-19 [78]
Leave Date: 
2021-10-01 [95]
 
Talon EsportsTalon Esports Talon Esports
United States Beast
Number: 
3
(
Adam Denton
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2020-11-06 [76]
Leave Date: 
2021-06-21 [92]
 
Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNumberNamePositionJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
South Korea HOTBA
Number: 
8
(
Choi Hong-joon
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2021-10-24 [106]
Leave Date: 
2022-11-18 [123]
South Korea CH0R0NG
Number: 
12
(
Sung Yoo-min
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2021-10-28 [107]
Leave Date: 
2022-11-18 [122]
 
Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem Florida Mayhem
South Korea Finale
Number: 
1
(
Jung-woo Lim
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2021-12-12 [110]
Leave Date: 
2022-11-18 [121]
 
Poker FacePoker Face Poker Face
South Korea ALTHOUGH
Number: 
36
(
Jung Hyun-wook
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2021-12-17 [111]
Leave Date: 
2022-11-16 [119]
 
Sin Prisa GamingSin Prisa Gaming Sin Prisa Gaming
South Korea MuZe
Number: 
9
(
Kim Young-hun
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2021-10-29 [108]
Leave Date: 
2022-11-16 [119]
 
Poker FacePoker Face Poker Face
South Korea Twilight
Number: 
10
(
Juseok Lee
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2021-10-14 [104]
Leave Date: 
2022-11-14 [117]
 
Boston UprisingBoston Uprising Boston Uprising
South Korea Heesu
Number: 
7
(
Heesu Jeong
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2020-11-23 [80]
Leave Date: 
2022-11-13 [116]
 
Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons
Former PlayersFormer Players
IDNumberNamePositionJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
United States Hydron
Number: 
27
(
Isaiah Rodriguez
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2023-01-24 [125]
Leave Date: 
2023-10-16 [135]
 
Primis TornadoPrimis Tornado Primis Tornado
United States Coluge
Number: 
7
(
Colin Arai
)
Position: 
Tank
Join Date: 
2023-01-24 [125]
Leave Date: 
2023-10-16 [137]
 
Primis TornadoPrimis Tornado Primis Tornado
United States UltraViolet
Number: 
17
(
Benjamin David
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2023-01-24 [125]
Leave Date: 
2023-10-16 [139]
 
Primis TornadoPrimis Tornado Primis Tornado
Saudi Arabia SirMajed
Number: 
9
(
Majed Alrashied
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2023-01-24 [125]
Leave Date: 
2023-10-16 [140]
 
Twisted MindsTwisted Minds Twisted Minds
South Korea Spectra
Number: 
4
(
Go Dong-woo
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2023-06-19 [133]
Leave Date: 
2023-10-16 [136]
 
Poker FacePoker Face Poker Face
South Korea OPENER
Number: 
43
(
An Gi-beom
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2023-06-19 [133]
Leave Date: 
2023-10-16 [138]
United States s9mm
Number: 
13
(
Samuel Santos
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2023-01-24 [125]
Leave Date: 
2023-06-10 [131]
 
SaintsSaints Saints
United States Speedily
Number: 
5
(
Nicholas Zou
)
Position: 
DPS
Join Date: 
2023-01-24 [125]
Leave Date: 
2023-06-10 [130]
United States Ojee
Number: 
14
(
Christian Han
)
Position: 
Support
Join Date: 
2023-01-24 [125]
Leave Date: 
2023-06-10 [129]
 
New York ExcelsiorNew York Excelsior New York Excelsior

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Canada KarQ Nathan Chan Content Creator 2019-02-11 [13]
Canada Fareeha Fareeha Anderson Content Creator 2022-09-03 [146]
Netherlands Casores Cas van Andel Head Coach 2022-11-15 [118]
United States ShellBebop Content Creator 2023-05-30 [128]
Canada Danny Danny Mychakov Analyst 2024-02-14 [145]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea Mobydik Sim Seung-bo Assistant Coach 2019-07-26 [27] 2019-10-27 [39] Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion (Assistant Coach)
United States Optidox Matthew Sims Assistant Coach 2019-07-20 [26] 2019-09-12 [30]
Retired
Canada Vortex Arik Community Manager 2019-02-13 [14] 2019-??-?? SkyfoxesSkyfoxes Skyfoxes (Assistant Manager & Community Manager)
South Korea Bishop Beomjoon Lee Head Coach 2018-09-10 [4] 2019-08-07 [29]
South Korea Bubbly Yunho Cho Assistant Coach 2018-10-24 [7] 2019-07-31 [28]
Retired
South Korea Don Dongwook Kim Strategic Coach 2018-10-24 2019-03-18 [16] Lucky FutureLucky Future Lucky Future (Head Coach)
United States Teabubbles Debbie Chun Facilities Manager 2019-01-16 [12] 2019-03-18 [15] Los Angeles ValiantLos Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant (Manager & Translator)
South Korea Yoon Yoon Kim Translator/House Manager 2019-11-01 Paris EternalParis Eternal Paris Eternal (Team Manager)
Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Germany Barroi Dennis Matz Assistant Coach & Analyst 2018-10-24 [7] 2020-12-14 [83] Boston UprisingBoston Uprising Boston Uprising (Assistant Coach)
France Albless Alban De La Grange Interim General Manager/Assistant Coach 2019-11-06 [47] 2020-11-04 [75]
Canada Mangachu Liam Campbell DPS Coach 2020-05-13 [56] 2020-10-21 [71]
France Lilbow David Moschetto Interim Head Coach 2019-10-28 [40] 2020-09-09 [63] Young and BeautifulYoung and Beautiful Young and Beautiful (Head Coach)
United States Jae Jaesun Won General Manager 2018-09-07 [147] 2020-06-07 [59]
Retired
France Féfé Félix Munch Head Coach 2019-10-16 [37] 2020-04-14 [53] Team PepsTeam Peps Team Peps (General Manager)
Canada Chandi Navneet R. Sr. Manager of Community Programming 2019-06-22 [148] 2020-03-31 [51]
United States lazerchicken Marty Strenczewilk Co-Founder 2018-09-07 [1] 2020-01-01
Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Canada scarlet Megan Teare Team Manager/Community Manager 2019-07-22 [149][150] 2021-12-24
Canada Agilities Brady Girardi Content Creator 2021-03-11 [89] 2021-11-18 [109]
South Korea HoChiLee Lee Dong-young Assistant Coach 2021-01-16 [86] 2021-10-01 [103] Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws Houston Outlaws (Assistant Coach)
United States Gl1tch Chris Infante Assistant Coach 2020-07-15 [61] 2021-01-14 [85]
Retired
Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea DOX Min-seok Kim Assistant Coach 2022-06-24 [114] 2022-11-18 [120]
South Korea Yang1 Yangwon Kwon Assistant Coach 2020-12-15 [84] 2022-11-14 [117]
South Korea Mobydik Sim Seung-bo Interim Head Coach 2021-10-20 [105] 2022-11-13 [116]
Canada artemis Artemis Stroud Social Media Coordinator 2021-11-22 [152] 2022-11-08 [151] Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem Florida Mayhem (TikTok Producer)
South Korea KDG Donggun Kim Head Coach 2020-10-24 [74] 2022-06-07 [113]
United States FRAN Francine Vo Content Creator 2021-02-01 [87] 2022-01-25 [112]
Retired
Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Canada solviej Mariyam Johnston Community Manager 2021-04-20 [153] 2023-12-01
South Korea GgulTaek Kim Jeong-youn Analyst 2023-08-18 [134] 2023-10-16 [142]
China NoHill Wang Fuxing Assistant Coach 2023-02-21 [126] 2023-10-16 [141]
South Korea Stella Stella Park Team Manager 2022-02-16 2023-10-16 [143]
United States Wheats Eric Perez Assistant Coach 2023-02-21 [127] 2023-06-10 [132] Triple EsportsTriple Esports Triple Esports
Canada Chris Overholt Chris Overholt CEO & President 2018-09-07 [1] 2023-02-23 [154]

Results[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentResultPrize
2023-04-093rd - 4thS-TierOverwatch League 2023 - Pro-AmOverwatch League 2023 - Pro-Am0 : 3
Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem
$10,000
2022-11-029th - 12thS-TierOverwatch League 2022 - PlayoffsOverwatch League 2022 - Playoffs2 : 3
Hangzhou SparkHangzhou Spark
$35,000
2022-10-222ndS-TierOverwatch League 2022 - Countdown CupOverwatch League 2022 - Countdown Cup3 : 0
Boston UprisingBoston Uprising
-
2022-09-113rdS-TierOverwatch League 2022 - Summer ShowdownOverwatch League 2022 - Summer Showdown1 : 3
San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock
$40,000
2022-07-209th - 12thS-TierOverwatch League 2022 - Midseason MadnessOverwatch League 2022 - Midseason Madness2 : 3
Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws
-
2022-06-037th - 8thS-TierOverwatch League 2022 - Kickoff ClashOverwatch League 2022 - Kickoff Clash1 : 3
Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws
-
2021-08-2211thS-TierOverwatch League 2021 - Regular SeasonOverwatch League 2021 - Regular Season9/-/7Grp S.-
2021-08-165th - 8thS-TierOverwatch League 2021 - Countdown CupOverwatch League 2021 - Countdown Cup1 : 3
Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign
-
2020-07-053rd - 4thS-TierOverwatch League 2020 - Summer ShowdownOverwatch League 2020 - Summer Showdown0 : 3
Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion
$20,000
2019-03-245th - 8thS-TierOverwatch League - 2019 Stage 1 PlayoffsOverwatch League - 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs0 : 3
San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock
$25,000
Extended list of results
DateTimeTierTournamentScorevs. Team
2023-09-1722:30 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Play-InsOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Play-Ins1 : 3London SpitfireLondon Spitfire LDN
2023-09-1622:00 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Play-InsOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Play-Ins2 : 3Boston UprisingBoston Uprising BOS
2023-09-1020:30 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Play-InsOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Play-Ins3 : 2Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans VAN
2023-09-0922:00 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Play-InsOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Play-Ins3 : 0Washington JusticeWashington Justice WAS
2023-09-0319:00 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage QualifiersOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage Qualifiers3 : 1Washington JusticeWashington Justice WAS
2023-08-2720:30 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage QualifiersOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage Qualifiers3 : 1Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans VAN
2023-08-0619:00 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage QualifiersOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage Qualifiers3 : 2Washington JusticeWashington Justice WAS
2023-08-0419:00 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage QualifiersOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage Qualifiers1 : 3Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws HOU
2023-07-2320:30 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage QualifiersOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage Qualifiers1 : 3Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign ATL
2023-07-2120:30 UTCA5QualifierOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage QualifiersOverwatch LeagueOverwatch League 2023 - Summer Stage Qualifiers1 : 3Boston UprisingBoston Uprising BOS
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Gallery[edit]

Team Uniform[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Interviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Launching An Overwatch League 2019 Expansion Franchise". Splyce. 2018-09-07.
  2. Hitt, Kevin (2019-12-02). "Splyce Rebrands as Mad Lions, Will Continue to Play in LEC". The Esports Observer. Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  3. "OVERWATCH LEAGUE TO OPEN 2019 SEASON WITH 20 TEAMS". Overwatch League. 2018-09-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Equal parts mentor, visionary, and legend. ✊ @BishopOW". Toronto. 2018-09-10.
  5. "Toronto Defiant #RiseTogether". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-24.
  6. "PRESENTING THE TORONTO DEFIANT". Overwatch League. 2018-10-24.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "TORONTO DEFIANT LAUNCHES AS CANADA'S NEWEST PROFESSIONAL ESPORTS TEAM" (PDF). 2018-10-24. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Boom. Your first two Toronto Defiant players. #RiseTogether". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-27.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Your Toronto Defiant roster continues to grow.". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-29.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Two more. ✊". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-30.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Roster 👉 Locked. @asher_ow & @OW_RoKY round out your Toronto Defiant ✊". Toronto Defiant. 2018-11-27.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Teabubbles joins
  13. 13.0 13.1 KarQ Streamer
  14. 14.0 14.1 Vortex community manager
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Please give a #VALLA welcome to our new Team Manager and Translator, @Teabubblesx!". Los Angeles Valiant. 2019-03-18.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "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.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Today we announce the retirement of Do-hyung "Stellar" Lee.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-04-03.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "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.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 "Please give a warm welcome to our new tank duo, @gods_live and @sharykOW!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-05-21.
  20. 20.0 20.1 "Today we sadly announce the retirement of Joon-seong "Asher" Choi.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-05-29.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "We’re happy to announce Kangjae “Envy” Lee joining the Shanghai Dragons from the Toronto Defiant.". Shanghai Dragons. 2019-06-18.
  22. "Today we announce Lee "Envy" Kangjae's transfer to the @ShanghaiDragons.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-06-18.
  23. "We’re proud to announce Bell as our founding partner.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-06-27.
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Today we call up another from @MTLRebellion. Making his way back into the big leagues, please welcome @LogixOW to the team!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-06-28.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Canada, we've got an early #CanadaDay present for you! Please welcome our new DPS player, Canadian born and raised, @Mangachu_!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-06-28.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "We're excited to promote another from @MTLRebellion. Today we welcome @Optidox as an assistant coach!!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-07-20.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Toronto Defiant (2019-07-26). "Please join us in welcoming @mobydik_ow to our coaching staff as an assistant coach!".
  28. 28.0 28.1 Toronto Defiant (2019-07-31). "We would like to announce that Yun Ho "Bubbly" Cho will be moving on from Toronto Defiant coaching team.".
  29. 29.0 29.1 "Our coaches Matthew “Optidox” Sims, Sungbo “Mobydik” Shim, and Dennis “Barroi” Matz will take over coaching responsibilities for the remainder of the season. Head Coach Beoumjun "Bishop" Lee has been relieved of duties, effective immediately. We thank him for his contributions.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-09-07.
  30. 30.0 30.1 "We would like to announce that Matthew "Optidox" Sims will be moving on from his position as an Assistant Coach with the team.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-09-12.
  31. 31.0 31.1 "Thank you Gods for your time with us during our inaugural season in #OWL2019 - Your leadership, humor and hard work meant so much to us, your teammates and your fans and we wish you nothing but the best in your future!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-07.
  32. 32.0 32.1 "We want to thank @sharykOW for your quiet strength, determination and positivity in your time with Rebellion and Defiant. Thank you for stepping up for us during the Season and we wish you nothing but the best.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-08.
  33. 33.0 33.1 "From the whole Defiant family, staff and fans, we want to say how much @Aid_OW meant to us through our inaugural season. From when he stepped up and filled in for Neko during Stage 1 till he stepped onto the court to learn tennis at Tennis Canada. Thank you for everything.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-08.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "You did the fastest run into our fan's hearts @im37_ow and we don't think anyone will ever beat your Path to Pro record. Definitely @itsmelimmy will never forget the only player to dominate him in the mic game, because we won't let him. We wish you the best Jinui.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-08.
  35. "We're pleased to announce @OW_Roky will be staying home with us on Defiant as well on @MTLRebellion as a 2-way player in 2020!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-09.
  36. 36.0 36.1 "We want to thank @yakpung for being our shield throughout our inaugural season. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the team and our fans. Thank you for being part of our family Kyeongmu and we wish you nothing but the best.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-16.
  37. 37.0 37.1 "Please join us in welcoming Felix "Féfé" Munch as Defiant's new Head Coach!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-16.
  38. 38.0 38.1 "Please join us in welcoming @KariVOW to the Defiant!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-23.
  39. 39.0 39.1 "The Defiant staff, players and fans would like to thank @Mobydik_ow for everything he's done for the team.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-27.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Toronto Defiant (2019-10-28). "Please join us in welcoming @LilbowSC to the Defiant family.".
  41. 41.0 41.1 "We're so excited to announce that @agilities will be joining the Defiant team for 2020.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-29.
  42. 42.0 42.1 "The Defiant family would like to thank @owivy2 for all his hard work, dedication and professionalism during our first season. We wish him all the best with his new team. Thank you Seunghyeon!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-30.
  43. 43.0 43.1 Toronto Defiant (2019-10-30). "Please join us in welcoming @Beasthalo to the Defiant roster!".
  44. 44.0 44.1 "The Defiant family would like to thank @ow_neko for being such a valuable and unforgettable member of our team. Thank you Sehyun, we wish you nothing but the best.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-10-31.
  45. 45.0 45.1 "Nobody saw this coming, right? We're so excited to announce that @Surefour will be joining the Defiant for Season 3!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-11-04.
  46. 46.0 46.1 "Another day, another roster announcement. Please join us in welcoming @KellexOW to the Defiant! We're incredibly excited to add the Great Dane to our roster for Season 3.!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-11-05.
  47. 47.0 47.1 "Please join us in welcoming @AlblessGG to the Defiant and @MTLRebellion family.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-11-06.
  48. 48.0 48.1 "We're super excited to announce that @Nevix_OW will be joining the Defiant for the 2020 Season! Our team and staff are incredibly excited to have him complete our tank line.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-11-07.
  49. "Support the full Toronto Defiant Family!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-01-08.
  50. "Welcome to the family Nk! We’re going to crush this season.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-03-05.
  51. 51.0 51.1 [Inside source]
  52. "MTL Rebellion got dropped.". Tanizhq. 2020-04-06.
  53. 53.0 53.1 "Retiring from professional Overwatch coaching". Féfé. 2020-04-14.
  54. 54.0 54.1 "Today, we are saying goodbye to @KellexOW as he retires from professional Overwatch.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-05-01.
  55. 55.0 55.1 "Please join us in welcoming @KruiseOW to the team as main support, coming over from @ParisEternal". Toronto Defiant. 2020-05-02.
  56. 56.0 56.1 "Still under a player contract but I've updated my role in the @TorontoDefiant as a coach. I've spent most of my time so far working with the DPS players and I've been enjoying it. Appreciate the org letting me explore this potential career path!". Mangachu. 2020-05-13.
  57. 57.0 57.1 "All grown up! We are proud to announce that @zYKK_ will be competing in the @overwatchleague as he joins @TorontoDefiant! Even with just 14 days, we know you’ll make an impact.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-05-22.
  58. 58.0 58.1 "Join us in saying hello to our newest member! We're excited to announce that @numlocked is joining our tank lineup as a PLAYER". Toronto Defiant. 2020-06-03.
  59. 59.0 59.1 "Today we say goodbye to @jaeSW as he retires from esports.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-06-07.
  60. 60.0 60.1 "We welcomed him temporarily a few weeks ago, & now we welcome him permanently!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-06-20.
  61. 61.0 61.1 "Join us in welcoming @spazzo as Assistant Coach, Strategy & Spacing". Toronto Defiant. 2020-07-15.
  62. "We're excited to welcome hometown hero Mitch Marner to the Defiant family". Toronto Defiant. 2020-07-30.
  63. 63.0 63.1 "Today, we are saying goodbye to @LilbowSC.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-09-09.
  64. 64.0 64.1 "@Nevix_OW is always pushing himself above and beyond expectations.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-10-21.
  65. 65.0 65.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "Hard working and professional, @zYKK_ manages to spread positivity to his teammates every day.".
  66. 66.0 66.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "@KruiseOW has been the emotional leader of our team since he joined us part way through the season.".
  67. 67.0 67.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "Today we say goodbye to @agilities, who has been the blade of the Defiant.".
  68. 68.0 68.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "We can’t thank you enough for all the experience, leadership and team play you’ve brought since joining mid-season @numlocked.".
  69. 69.0 69.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "We take pride knowing one of the best Overwatch players is part of our team history.".
  70. 70.0 70.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "@Beasthalo has been incredibly solid both mentally and in-game through his rookie season despite the unexpected challenges, remaining hungry for victories and willing to learn and build experience.".
  71. 71.0 71.1 71.2 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "This season we’ve seen @Mangachu_ transition successfully from a player to a coaching role".
  72. 72.0 72.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "Thank you @OW_RoKy for everything you’ve done for the Defiant family.".
  73. 73.0 73.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "With his crazy clutch plays and great sense of humor, you can’t escape @KarivOW’s vibe.".
  74. 74.0 74.1 "Join us in welcoming @dgkimmm to the Defiant family as our new Head Coach!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-10-24.
  75. 75.0 75.1 "Today we are saying good-bye to @AlblessGG.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-11-04.
  76. 76.0 76.1 "Hey @Beasthalo, long time no see! We're so excited to announce that we'll be welcoming Beast back for the 2021 season, Pending League Approval!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-11-06.
  77. 77.0 77.1 "Hey Join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest support - @wjd1209tn, coming on for the 2021 season!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-11-17.
  78. 78.0 78.1 "Welcome @ansoonjae_ow to our roster as the main support for the 2021 season!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-11-19.
  79. 79.0 79.1 "Join us in welcoming our newest main tank - @SADO_OW, coming on for the 2021 season!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-11-21.
  80. 80.0 80.1 "We’re excited to announce that @HeesuGOD is joining the Defiant DPS lineup for the 2021 season, pending League Approval!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-11-23.
  81. 81.0 81.1 "Welcome @M1chelle_ow to our roster as the Off-Tank for the 2021 season! *Pending League Approval". Toronto Defiant. 2020-11-24.
  82. 82.0 82.1 "We're excited to welcome @na1st from @T1 to the Toronto Defiant family!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-12-11.
  83. 83.0 83.1 "Today, we are saying goodbye to @ggBarroi, our Analyst.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-12-14.
  84. 84.0 84.1 "Join us in welcoming Yang1 to the Toronto Defiant coaching team as our new Assistant Coach!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-12-15.
  85. 85.0 85.1 "I'll be returning to my studies and moving on from Overwatch". Gl1tch. 2021-01-14.
  86. 86.0 86.1 "We're excited to announce our newest addition to the coaching team @HoChiLeeOW as Assistant Coach!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-01-15.
  87. 87.0 87.1 "Welcome to the one & only FRAN, joining Defiant as our latest content creator!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-02-01.
  88. 88.0 88.1 "We would like to confirm that the rumors are true! Join us in welcoming @Lastro_OW to our support line up - we're excited for you to join the Defiant family!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-02-10.
  89. 89.0 89.1 "Please join us in welcoming @agilities back into the Defiant family for the 2021 Season!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-03-11.
  90. 90.0 90.1 "We are excited to be welcoming @Aspire_OW from @ATornado_OW!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-05-27.
  91. "@Aspire_OW will be loaned out to us from @TorontoDefiant for the upcoming contenders tournament!". American Tornado. 2021-06-13.
  92. 92.0 92.1 "Thank you @Beasthalo for being part of the team these past two seasons! We are saying goodbye to Adam as he retires from professional Overwatch. Best of luck in your future from all of the Defiant family!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-06-21.
  93. "We're excited to extend @Aspire_OW stay with Defiant for the month of the Summer Showdown!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-06-26.
  94. "It's official Join us in welcoming @Aspire_OW to our DPS line up - we're so excited for you to officially join the Defiant famil". Toronto Defiant. 2021-08-06.
  95. 95.0 95.1 "Eager to always improve himself in-game and in real life, @ansoonjae_ow has become a symbol of inspiration for the Defiant team and staff". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  96. 96.0 96.1 "Creating memories filled with laughter and fun is something that just came so naturally to @Lastro_OW". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  97. 97.0 97.1 "@aztac99 radiates wholesome, kind energy that is unmatched and unique only to him". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  98. 98.0 98.1 "Pushing himself to improve, @M1chelle_ow's professionalism and dedication aided the team in the most crucial moments". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  99. 99.0 99.1 "You know him from his chugs on broadcast, but we know @ow_sado as the big brother who watches over the team". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  100. 100.0 100.1 "Always ready to jump back in, @na1st's determination and resilience make him a very admirable person and player". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  101. 101.0 101.1 "It's with a heavy heart we say goodbye to @logixow". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  102. 102.0 102.1 "We are honoured to have introduced @Aspire_OW to the Overwatch League, giving us a crazy debut with his killer Widow headshots!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  103. 103.0 103.1 "Today we are saying goodbye to @HoChiLeeOW". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-01.
  104. 104.0 104.1 "Join us in welcoming @Twilight_OW to the Defiant family as our flex support for the #OWL2022 season!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-14.
  105. 105.0 105.1 "Guess who's back?! Say hello to @Mobydik_ow, joining us as Assistant Coach for the #OWL2022 season". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-20.
  106. 106.0 106.1 "We can't celebrate Defiant's Birthday without a surprise! Joining the Defiant family as our Off-Tank for the #OWL2022 season, Welcome @HOTBA_OW!!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-24.
  107. 107.0 107.1 "Joining the Defiant Family from @TalonKorea, Welcome @CH0R0NG_OW as our Main Support for the #OWL2022 season!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-28.
  108. 108.0 108.1 "Join us in welcoming @ow_muze to the Defiant Family as our Main Tank for the #OWL2022 season!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-10-29.
  109. 109.0 109.1 "Thank you, @agilities for everything you have done for Toronto Defiant!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-11-18.
  110. 110.0 110.1 "Give a BIG Defiant welcome to @Finale_Ow, joining our DPS line-up from @UprisingAcad for the #OWL2022 season!". Toronto Defiant. 2021-12-12.
  111. 111.0 111.1 [https://twitter.com/TorontoDefiant/status/1471857717685927937 "Joining the Defiant family for the #OWL2022 season, please give a big warm welcome to @althoughhhhh from @O2Blast_OW!"]. Toronto Defiant. 2021-12-17.
  112. 112.0 112.1 "Thank you Fran for all that you’ve done for us, the Overwatch community, and the impact you made for women in the gaming industry.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-01-25.
  113. 113.0 113.1 "Today we say goodbye to @dgkimmm. The past year and a bit are filled with memories of your dedicated and passionate leadership.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-06-07.
  114. 114.0 114.1 "We are excited to share that @ow_dox has joined the team as our Assistant Coach!". Toronto Defiant. 2022-06-24.
  115. "A signing that's music to our ears. Welcome to the family, @AskFareeha!". Toronto Defiant. 2022-09-03.
  116. 116.0 116.1 116.2 "Saying goodbye is never easy, & this one is especially hard.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-13.[https://twitter.com/TorontoDefiant/status/1591989297992896515 "Showing us the true power of when you #RiseTogether, @Mobydik_ow stepped up & rose to every occasion despite the struggles & challenges we faced."]. Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-13.
  117. 117.0 117.1 117.2 "A legend, a captain, and our hyung 🖤 @Twilight_OW's leadership, experience, and skills were the thread and needle needed to stitch together the fresh new roster.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-14."He's been Defiant's big brother for the past 2 years and we are truly lucky to have had him as a part of our family.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-14.
  118. 118.0 118.1 "Get ready, he's about to shock everyone with his Head Coach debut for the #OWL2023 season 😏 Welcome to the Defiant Family @Casores_OW! 🖤". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-15.
  119. 119.0 119.1 119.2 "Since the day he joined, @ow_muze has shown determination and perseverance better than anyone else on this team. He is young, but he knows what he wants, and he will do whatever he can to achieve his goals and dreams.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-16."Despite all the challenges @althoughhhhh faced getting here to Toronto, there was no doubt that he was a crucial & core member of the Defiant family.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-16.
  120. 120.0 120.1 "Joining us in the middle of the season didn't stop @ow_dox from becoming a vital member of the Defiant family. This season wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for his knowledge, feedback, and complete willingness to help the team in any way possible. Thank you Minseok.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-18.
  121. 121.0 121.1 "It has been a wild Rookie year for @Finale_Ow! From making his OWL debut on his birthday to travelling to every LAN, not to mention hosting one with that home crowd buff. We are truly lucky to have been a part of Jungwoo's journey. Thank you & good luck on your next adventure!". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-18.
  122. 122.0 122.1 "This idol lookalike may be the youngest, but our maknae was no softie! Throughout the season he gave us amazing, aggressive, clutch plays and AS A ROOKIE. @CH0R0NG_OW's adventure in the OWL is just beginning. Thank you Yumin, we know you'll do amazing things.". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-18.
  123. 123.0 123.1 "He's the Big Boss Man, with an enormous heart 🖤 If he's not busy being a god gamer, you can always count on @HOTBA_OW to make the whole room laugh. Thank you for an amazing season and for being such a caring member of the family. We'll miss your warm, playful presence Hongjoon!". Toronto Defiant. 2022-11-18.
  124. "Toronto Defiant Sponsors Shikigami for CAH 2022". Toronto Defiant. 2022-12-07.
  125. 125.0 125.1 125.2 125.3 125.4 125.5 125.6 125.7 "HERE IT COMES 🌪️😱 Take cover, the storm has arrived in the 6ix 🍁🌩️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-01-24.
  126. 126.0 126.1 "look who's moving into the 6ix🍁🌩️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-02-21.
  127. 127.0 127.1 "when it comes to conducting a storm, no one does it better than our assistant coach, @EricMPerez_ 🌩️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-02-21.
  128. 128.0 128.1 "Today we officially welcome @ShellBebop to Defiant as our newest content creator 🖤❤️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-05-30.
  129. 129.0 129.1 "Thank you always, Christian! 🖤❤️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-06-10.
  130. 130.0 130.1 "Thank you, Nick. Wishing you continued growth and success! 🖤❤️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-06-10.
  131. 131.0 131.1 "Thank you for everything, Sam! 🖤❤️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-06-10.
  132. 132.0 132.1 "Thank you so much, Eric! Wishing you all the best on your path ahead 🖤❤️". Toronto Defiant. 2023-06-10.
  133. 133.0 133.1 133.2 "Welcome @OPENER_ow + @ow_spectra!! 🖤". Toronto Defiant. 2023-06-19.
  134. 134.0 134.1 "Please join us in welcoming @GgulTaek_OW as our remote analyst". Toronto Defiant. 2023-08-18.
  135. 135.0 135.1 "He’s the life of the party, always lighting up everyone’s face with a level of charisma that is rare in the OWL community". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  136. 136.0 136.1 "We are so honoured to be a part of Dong-woo's journey into the league midway through the season.". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  137. 137.0 137.1 "The level of dedication Colin put into improving himself and the team, in & out of the game, showed the fans that Defiant wasn’t just a ‘team’ but a group of close friends always supporting each other.". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  138. 138.0 138.1 "Some of our favourite moments this season were seeing Gi-beom's showing off his personality by emoting mid-match, giving us Defiant fans something to look forward to every map.". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  139. 139.0 139.1 "He was a crucial member for the team with his quick thinking, callouts, and guidance". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  140. 140.0 140.1 "Despite the tough start to the season with visas and meta, Majed rose to make name for himself the moment Illari was playable.". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  141. 141.0 141.1 "Together we made Chinese OWL history by having NoHill join our family here in Toronto.". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  142. 142.0 142.1 "Thank you @GgulTaek_OW for all the work and many late hours you put into assisting the team remotely". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  143. 143.0 143.1 "Thank you Stella for putting up with the team's shenanigans, comforting them when things got rough, and celebrating every W with us over the past 2 unforgettable seasons.". Toronto Defiant. 2023-10-16.
  144. 144.0 144.1 144.2 144.3 144.4 144.5 "Time to make it official! We are SO BACK. Introducing your Toronto Defiant OWCS roster 🤩". Toronto Defiant. 2024-02-07.
  145. 145.0 145.1 "Time to add some more brains to this operation! Let's give a warm welcome to our new Analyst @Danny__OW". Toronto Defiant. 2024-02-14.
  146. Fareeha Joins
  147. Jae GM
  148. Navneet Sr. Manager of Community Programming
  149. scarlet 1 year
  150. scarlet Team ops
  151. artemis leaves
  152. artemis joins
  153. Solviej joins
  154. Overactive Media's CEO, Chris Overholt, steps down