Toronto Defiant

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[e][h]Toronto Defiant
Team Information
OWL City:
Location:
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Manager:
Albless
Coaches:
Albless, Gl1tch, KDG
Colors:
              
Total Earnings:
$45,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
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Stage titles:
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Player Breakdown
Number of Players
1
History
Founded:
2018-09-07
Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

Toronto Defiant is the team representing Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the Overwatch League. The Defiant compete in the Atlantic North Division.

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]

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]

Active Squad
# ID Name Role Join Date
Belgium 22 Logix Andreas Berghmans DPS 2019-06-28 [24]

Former[edit]

OWL Season 3 Roster
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 8 KariV Youngseo Park Support 2019-10-23 [38] 2020-10-21 [72]
South Korea 7 RoKy Jooseong Park Support 2018-11-27 [11] 2020-10-21 [71]
Canada 51 Mangachu Liam Campbell DPS 2019-06-28 [25] 2020-10-21 [70]
United States 3 Beast Adam Denton Tank 2019-10-30 [43] 2020-10-21 [69] Tier 2 Drama Alert Nation
Canada 4 Surefour Lane Roberts DPS 2019-11-04 [45] 2020-10-21 [68]
United Kingdom 28 numlocked Seb Barton Tank 2020-06-03 [57] 2020-10-21 [67]
Canada 9 Agilities Brady Girardi DPS 2019-10-29 [41] 2020-10-21 [66]
United Kingdom 18 Kruise Harrison Pond Support 2020-05-02 [54] 2020-10-21 [65]
France 10 zYKK Thomas Hosono DPS 2020-05-22 [56][59] 2020-10-21 [64]
Sweden 6 Nevix Andreas Karlsson Tank 2019-11-07 [48] 2020-10-21 [63]
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
Denmark 21 Kellex Kristian Keller Support 2019-11-05 [46] 2020-05-01 [53] British Hurricane
South Korea 79 Neko Sehyeon Park Support 2018-10-27 [8] 2019-10-31 [44] O2 Blast
South Korea 2 Ivy Seunghyun Lee DPS 2018-10-29 [9] 2019-10-30 [42] Philadelphia Fusion
South Korea 1 Yakpung Gyeongmu Jo Tank 2018-10-30 [10] 2019-10-16 [36] O2 Blast
South Korea 37 im37 Jin-ui Hong DPS 2019-04-04 [18] 2019-10-08 [34] Light Gaming
South Korea 6 Aid Jaeyoon Go Support 2018-10-30 [10] 2019-10-08 [33] Paris Eternal (Assistant Coach)
Latvia 77 sharyk Normunds Faterins Tank 2019-05-21 [19] 2019-10-08 [32]
Retired
United States 11 Gods Daniel Graeser Tank 2019-05-21 [19] 2019-10-07 [31]
Retired
South Korea 10 envy Kangjae Lee Tank 2018-10-27 [8] 2019-06-18 [21] Shanghai Dragons
South Korea 8 Asher Junsung Choi DPS 2018-11-27 [11] 2019-05-29 [20]
Retired
South Korea 52 Stellar Dohyung Lee DPS 2018-10-29 [9] 2019-04-03 [17] Boston Uprising

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
Canada   Chris Overholt Chris Overholt CEO & President 2018-09-07 [1]
Canada   Naomi Kyle Naomi Kyle Co-Owner 2020-03-05 [50]
Canada   Mitch Marner Mitch Marner Co-Owner 2020-07-30 [61]
United States   lazerchicken Marty Strenczewilk Co-Founder 2018-09-07 [1]
Canada   Chandi Navneet R. Sr. Manager of Community Programming 2019-06-22 [74]
France   Albless Alban De La Grange Interim General Manager/Assistant Coach 2019-11-06 [47]
South Korea   KDG Donggun Kim Head Coach 2020-10-24 [73]
United States   Gl1tch Chris Infante Assistant Coach 2020-07-15 [60]
Germany   Barroi Dennis Matz Assistant Coach & Analyst 2018-10-24 [7]
Canada   KarQ Nathan Chan Streamer 2019-02-11 [13]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Canada 51 Mangachu Liam Campbell DPS Coach 2020-05-13 [55] 2020-10-21 [70]
France   Lilbow David Moschetto Interim Head Coach 2019-10-28 [40] 2020-09-09 [62]
United States   Jae Jaesun Won General Manager 2018-09-07 [75] 2020-06-07 [58]
Retired
France   Féfé Félix Munch Head Coach 2019-10-16 [37] 2020-04-14 [52]
Retired
South Korea   Mobydik Sim Seung-bo Assistant Coach 2019-07-26 [27] 2019-10-27 [39] 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-??-?? 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 Future (Head Coach)
United States   Teabubbles Debbie Chun Facilities Manager 2019-01-16 [12] 2019-03-18 [15] Los Angeles Valiant (Manager & Translator)
South Korea   Yoon Yoon Kim Translator/House Manager 2019-11-01 Paris Eternal (Team Manager)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2020
2020-09-04 A99 - 11th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - North America Playoffs 2 : 3 $0
2020-08-23 B515th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2020 Regular Season 8/-/14 Grp. S. $0
2020-08-07 A99 - 12th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Countdown Cup 2 : 3 $0
2020-07-05 A33 - 4th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Summer Showdown 0 : 3 $20,000
2020-05-22 A99 - 12th A2Major Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - May Melee 0 : 3 $0
2019
2019-08-25 B717th A1Premier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Regular Season 8/20 Grp. S. $0
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. 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. 50.0 50.1 "Welcome to the family Nk! We’re going to crush this season.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-03-05.
  51. "MTL Rebellion got dropped.". Tanizhq. 2020-04-06.
  52. 52.0 52.1 "Retiring from professional Overwatch coaching". Féfé. 2020-04-14.
  53. 53.0 53.1 "Today, we are saying goodbye to @KellexOW as he retires from professional Overwatch.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-05-01.
  54. 54.0 54.1 "Please join us in welcoming @KruiseOW to the team as main support, coming over from @ParisEternal". Toronto Defiant. 2020-05-02.
  55. 55.0 55.1 "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.
  56. 56.0 56.1 "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.
  57. 57.0 57.1 "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.
  58. 58.0 58.1 "Today we say goodbye to @jaeSW as he retires from esports.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-06-07.
  59. 59.0 59.1 "We welcomed him temporarily a few weeks ago, & now we welcome him permanently!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-06-20.
  60. 60.0 60.1 "Join us in welcoming @spazzo as Assistant Coach, Strategy & Spacing". Toronto Defiant. 2020-07-15.
  61. 61.0 61.1 "We're excited to welcome hometown hero Mitch Marner to the Defiant family". Toronto Defiant. 2020-07-30.
  62. 62.0 62.1 "Today, we are saying goodbye to @LilbowSC.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-09-09.
  63. 63.0 63.1 "@Nevix_OW is always pushing himself above and beyond expectations.". Toronto Defiant. 2020-10-21.
  64. 64.0 64.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "Hard working and professional, @zYKK_ manages to spread positivity to his teammates every day.".
  65. 65.0 65.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "@KruiseOW has been the emotional leader of our team since he joined us part way through the season.".
  66. 66.0 66.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "Today we say goodbye to @agilities, who has been the blade of the Defiant.".
  67. 67.0 67.1 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.".
  68. 68.0 68.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "We take pride knowing one of the best Overwatch players is part of our team history.".
  69. 69.0 69.1 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.".
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "This season we’ve seen @Mangachu_ transition successfully from a player to a coaching role".
  71. 71.0 71.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "Thank you @OW_RoKy for everything you’ve done for the Defiant family.".
  72. 72.0 72.1 Toronto Defiant (2020-10-21). "With his crazy clutch plays and great sense of humor, you can’t escape @KarivOW’s vibe.".
  73. 73.0 73.1 "Join us in welcoming @dgkimmm to the Defiant family as our new Head Coach!". Toronto Defiant. 2020-10-24.
  74. Navneet Sr. Manager of Community Programming
  75. Jae GM