Toronto Defiant

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[e][h]Toronto Defiant
Team Information
OWL City:
Location:
Region:
Manager:
Jae
Coaches:
Bishop, Bubbly
Team Captain:
envy
Colors:
              
Total Earnings:
$25,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
0
Stage titles:
0
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
9
History
Created:
2018-09-07
Upcoming Matches
TOR vs. GZC
June 22, 2019 - 22:30 UTC
TOR vs. GLA
June 29, 2019 - 2:15 UTC
HOU vs. TOR
June 30, 2019 - 20:45 UTC
TOR vs. ATL
July 6, 2019 - 19:00 UTC
NYE vs. TOR
July 7, 2019 - 21:15 UTC
TOR vs. WAS
July 26, 2019 - 23:00 UTC

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.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • September 7th - The Toronto Overwatch League franchise is officially announced alongside 6 new expansion teams for the 2019 season.[2] 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.[3]
  • October 24th - The name and branding of the Toronto franchise is officially announced to be the Toronto Defiant.[4][5] The official press release reveal three new members of the coaching staff: Assistant Coach Bubbly, Strategic Coach Don and Analyst Barroi.[6]
  • October 27th - envy and Neko join the team.[7]
  • October 29th - Ivy and Stellar join the team.[8]
  • October 30th - Aid and Yakpung join the team.[9]
  • November 27th - RoKy and Asher are announced to have joined the team as the final two members.[10]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
# ID Name Role Join Date
South Korea 10 envy Captain Kangjae Lee Flex 2018-10-27 [7]
South Korea 79 Neko Sehyeon Park Support 2018-10-27 [7]
South Korea 2 Ivy Seunghyun Lee DPS 2018-10-29 [8]
South Korea 1 Yakpung Gyeongmu Jo Tank 2018-10-30 [9]
South Korea 6 Aid Jaeyoon Go Support 2018-10-30 [9]
South Korea 7 RoKy Jooseong Park Support 2018-11-27 [10]
South Korea 37 im37 Jin Hong DPS 2019-04-04 [16]
USA 11 Gods Daniel Graeser Flex 2019-05-21 [17]
Latvia 77 sharyk Normunds Faterins Tank 2019-05-21 [17]

Former[edit]

Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 8 Asher Junsung Choi DPS 2018-11-27 [10] 2019-05-29 [18]
Retired
South Korea 52 Stellar Dohyung Lee DPS 2018-10-29 [8] 2019-04-03 [15]
Retired

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
Canada   Chris Overholt Chris Overholt CEO & President 2018-09-07 [1]
USA   lazerchicken Marty Strenczewilk Co-Founder 2018-09-07 [1]
USA   Jae Jaesun Won General Manager 2018-09-07 [19]
South Korea   Bishop Beomjoon Lee Head Coach 2018-09-10 [3]
South Korea   Bubbly Yunho Cho Assistant Coach 2018-10-24 [6]
Germany   Barroi Dennis Matz Analyst 2018-10-24 [6]
Canada   KarQ Nathan Chan Streamer 2019-02-11 [12]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea   Don Dongwook Kim Strategic Coach 2018-10-24 2019-03-18 [14]
USA   Teabubbles Debbie Chun Facilities Manager 2019-01-16 [11] 2019-03-18[13] Los Angeles Valiant (Manager & Translator)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2019
2019-03-24 A55 - 8th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs 0 : 3 $25,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Team Uniform[edit]


Additional Content[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. "OVERWATCH LEAGUE TO OPEN 2019 SEASON WITH 20 TEAMS". Overwatch League. 2018-09-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Equal parts mentor, visionary, and legend. ✊ @BishopOW". Toronto. 2018-09-10.
  4. "Toronto Defiant #RiseTogether". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-24.
  5. "PRESENTING THE TORONTO DEFIANT". Overwatch League. 2018-10-24.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "TORONTO DEFIANT LAUNCHES AS CANADA'S NEWEST PROFESSIONAL ESPORTS TEAM" (PDF). 2018-10-24. Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 "Boom. Your first two Toronto Defiant players. #RiseTogether". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-27.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Your Toronto Defiant roster continues to grow.". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-29.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "Two more. ✊". Toronto Defiant. 2018-10-30.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Roster 👉 Locked. @asher_ow & @OW_RoKY round out your Toronto Defiant ✊". Toronto Defiant. 2018-11-27.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Teabubbles joins
  12. 12.0 12.1 KarQ Streamer
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Please give a #VALLA welcome to our new Team Manager and Translator, @Teabubblesx!". Los Angeles Valiant. 2019-03-18.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "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.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Today we announce the retirement of Do-hyung "Stellar" Lee.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-04-03.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "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.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "Please give a warm welcome to our new tank duo, @gods_live and @sharykOW!". Toronto Defiant. 2019-05-21.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Today we sadly announce the retirement of Joon-seong "Asher" Choi.". Toronto Defiant. 2019-05-29.
  19. Jae GM