All Overwatch League Roster Moves For The 2021 Season

The Overwatch off-season has seen more than a few shake-ups, in one of the most tumultuous times for roster changes leading into the 2021 season.


The 2020 Overwatch off-season has been one of the most tumultuous times for roster changes going into 2021. Seemingly no one is safe as teams drop players left and right while shaking up their rosters and acquiring fresh talent from Overwatch Contenders. I have compiled a list of all of the roster changes so far in the off-season, not including any coaching staff changes.

This past season was hectic and considering the circumstances, Blizzard did an excellent job of providing a quality experience. Fans got three mid-season tournaments and two All-Stars events, not to mention a Grand Finals that exceeded all expectations. It is highly unlikely that there will be live Overwatch League events next year, but we’re sure the Overwatch League will adapt. The Overwatch League has a transfer period for teams that determines when trades can be made and contracts renewed.

  • Oct. 12, 2020: Teams may begin submitting player trades for League Office review. All player trades are subject to League Office approval prior to becoming effective. Teams may also begin extending or otherwise signing their current players to standard contracts.
  • Oct. 16, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any options to extend existing contracts that were initially executed in 2020.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: PSAs signed using the 2020 PSA template that is not extended terminate and such Players become free agents. Players who are signed using the 2020 PSA template whose contracts extend into the 2021 Season begin receiving Base Salary at the 2021 Season rate.
  • Oct. 24, 2020: Teams may begin signing free agents to contracts for the 2021 Season.
  • Nov. 13, 2020: Deadline by which teams must exercise any team options to extend existing contracts that were initially executed in 2019.
  • Nov. 20, 2020: Players whose contracts are not extended become free agents. Teams and players also may mutually agree to an early release from contracts prior to this date.
  • Jan. 4, 2021: Deadline for all teams to have a minimum of seven players signed to season-long contracts for the 2021 season.

Roster Changes

November 2020

November 18

  • Joon “Erster” Jeong leaves the Atlanta Reign and joints the Shanghai Dragons
  • Young-hyun “Takoyaki” Lee is signed by Hangzhou Spark
  • Jong-ryeol “Saebyeolbe” Park is released from the New York Excelsior and becomes a free agent
  • Hae-seong “Libero” Kim is released from the New York Excelsior and becomes a free agent
  • Taesung “Anamo” Jung is released from the New York Excelsior and becomes a free agent
  • Chung-hee “Stitch” Lee is released from the Washington Justice and becomes a free agent
  • Minseok “AimGod” “Jeff” Kwon is released from the Washington Justice and becomes a free agent
  • Hyeon-Woo “JJANU” Choi is released from the Washington Justice and becomes a free agent

November 17

  • Jeong-su “Aztac” Park is signed by the Toronto Defiant
  • Jeong-ho “MCD” Lee is signed to the Hangzhou Spark
  • Se-won “BERNAR” Shin is released from the London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Gyu-min “SanGuiNar” Lim is released from the London Spitfire and becomes a free agent

November 16

  • Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait is released from the Paris Eternal and becomes a free agent
  • Terence “SoOn” Tarlier is released from the Paris Eternal and becomes a free agent
  • Nicolas “NiCOgdh” Moret is released from the Paris Eternal and becomes a free agent
  • Jia “LiGe” Chengjie is signed by the Hangzhou Spark

November 14

  • Se-hwan “ChoiSehwan” Choi is signed by Guangzhou Charge
  • Ki-hyo “Xzi” Jung leaves Paris Eternal and is signed to the Dallas Fuel

November 13

  • Se-hyun “Pelican” Oh is signed to the Atlanta Reign
  • Zou “MYKaylee” Zijie is signed to the Guangzhou Charge

November 12

  • Brice “FDGod” Monsçavoir leaves the Paris Eternal and joins the San Francisco Shock
  • Park “Axxiom” Min-seob is released from the Boston Uprising and becomes a free agent

November 11

  • Jin-ui “im37” Hong is promoted from Uprising Academy to Boston Uprising
  • Grant “moth” Espe leaves the  San Francisco Shock and signs to the L.A. Gladiators
  • Pan-seung “Fate” Koo leaves Florida Mayhem and is signed by Shanghai Dragons
  • Chan-hee “Mandu” Kim signs to the San Francisco Shock
  • Young-seo “KariV” Park signs to the Guangzhou Charge
  • Seung-soo “Jecse” Lee signs to the Dallas Fuel
  • Seung-hyun “Ivy” Lee is released from the Philadelphia Fusion and becomes a free agent
  • Jun-ho “Fury” Kim is released from the Philadelphia Fusion and becomes a free agent
  • Su-min “SADO” Kim is released from the Philadelphia Fusion and becomes a free agent

November 9

  • Jin-seo “Shu” Kim leaves Guangzhou Charge  and joins L.A. Gladiators
  • Charlie “nero” Zwarg leaves Guangzhou Charge  and becomes Free Agent
  • Jung-woo “Happy” Lee leaves Guangzhou Charge  and becomes Free Agent
  • Tae-hee “Jerry Min signs to Washington Justice

November 8

  • Kim “Muze” Young-hun

November 7

  • Lee “Fearless” Eui-seok Shanghai Dragons to Dallas Fuel
  • Hong “ArK” Yeon-jun retires
  • Lane “Surefour” Roberts retires temporarily from the Toronto Defiant
  • Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson retires temporarily from the Toronto Defiant

November 6

  • Adam “Beast” Denton re-signs to Toronto Defiant

November 5

  • Min “Jerry” Tae-hee leaves Boston Uprising

November 2

  • Terence “SoOn” Tarlier becomes a free agent from Paris Eternal
  • Nicolas “NiCOgdh” Moret becomes a free agent from Paris Eternal
  • Benjamin “BenBest” Dieulafait becomes a free agent from Paris Eternal
  • Kim “Mandu” Chan-hee becomes free agent from NYXL
  • Kim “Mano” Dong-gyu NYXL to Philadelphia Fusion

October 2020 

October 28

  • Kim “Fits” Dong-eon re-signs to Seoul Dynasty
  • Kim “Creative” Young-wan re-signs to Seoul Dynasty
  • Hwang “Marve1” Min-Seo re-signs to Seoul Dynasty

October 27

  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz re-signs to the Houston Outlaw
  • Kwon “Fielder” Joon Paris Eternal to Dallas Fuel
  • Kim “Rapel” Jun-geun Houston Outlaws to Dallas Fuel

October 25

  • Kim “Rascal” Dong-jun leaves the San Francisco Shock
  • Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon leaves Shanghai Dragons
  • Bae “Diem” Min-seong leaves Shanghai Dragons
  • Yang “Luffy” Seong-hyeon leaves Shanghai Dragons
  • Yang “DDing” Jin-hyeok leaves Shanghai Dragons
  • Lu “Diya” Weida leaves Shanghai Dragons

October 24

  • Jang “Decay” Gui-un re-signs Washington Justice
  • Kim “Mag” Tae-sung signs to Washington Justice
  • Andreas “Logix” Berghmans re-signs to Toronto Defiant

October 23

  • Kim “SP9RK1E” Young-han transfers from Paris Eternal to Dallas Fuel
  • Choi “Hanbin” Han-bin transfers from Paris Eternal to Dallas Fuel

October 22

  • Zheng “Shy” Yangjie signs to Hangzhou Spark
  • Park “Profit” Joon-yeong re-signs to Seoul Dynasty
  • Hong “Gesture” Jae-hee re-signs to Seoul Dynasty
  • Dusttin “Dogman” Bowerman leaves Atlanta Reign
  • Nathan “frd” Goebel parts ways with Atlanta Reign
  • Anthony “Fire” King parts ways with Atlanta Reign
  • Hyun-jun “Pokpo” Park parts ways with Atlanta Reign
  • Joon “Erster” Jeong parts ways with Atlanta Reign
  • Garrett “Saucy” Roland parts ways with Atlanta Reign
  • Gye “rOar” Chang-hoon parts ways with Washington Justice

 

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October 21

  • Jeong “Nenne” Yeon-kwan leaves New York Excelsior
  • Lee “Whoru” Seung-joon leaves New York Excelsior
  • Choi “Hotba” Hong-joon leaves New York Excelsior
  • Kim “BiaNcA” Dong-wook leaves New York Excelsior
  • Josh “Eqo” Corona leaves Philadelphia Fusion
  • Philip “ChipSa” Graham leaves the Philadelphia Fusion
  • Brady “Agilities” Girardi released from Toronto Defiant
  • Lane “Surefour” Roberts released from Toronto Defiant
  • Thomas “zYKK” Hosono released from Toronto Defiant
  • Adam “Beast” Denton released from Toronto Defiant
  • Seb “Numlocked” Barton released from Toronto Defiant
  • Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson released from Toronto Defiant
  • Harrison “Kruise” Pond released from Toronto Defiant
  • Park “RoKy” Joo-seung released from Toronto Defiant
  • Park “KariV” Young-seo released from Toronto Defiant

October 20

  • Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth re-signs to Boston Uprising
  • Leyton “Punk” Gilchrist re-signs to Boston Uprising
  • Kelsey “Colourhex” Birse re-signs to Boston Uprising
  • Seo “Myunbong” Sang-min re-signs to Boston Uprising
  • Kim “Haksal” Hyo-jong leaves New York excelsior and retires

October 18

  • Park “Ria” Seong-Wook leaves Hangzhou Spark
  • Song “SASIN” Sang-hyun  leaves Hangzhou Spark
  • Yoon “BeBe” Hui-chang  leaves Hangzhou Spark
  • Kang “Adora” Jae-hwan  leaves Hangzhou Spark
  • Chon “Ado” Gi-hyeon  leaves Hangzhou Spark

October 17

  • Park “Pokpo” Hyun-Jun leaves Atlanta Reign and becomes free agent
  • Choi “JMac” Dae-hon is released from London Spitfire
  • Josue “EQO” Corona leaves Philadelphia Fusion and becomes free agent
  • Dalton “Dalton Bennyhoff re-signs to Vancouver Titans
  • Abtin “ShRedLock” Shirvani  re-signs to Vancouver Titans
  • Randal “Roolf” Stark re-signs to Vancouver Titans

October 16

  • Alberto “neptuNo” González is released from Guangzhou Charge
  • Kim “Chara” Jung-yeon is released from Guangzhou Charge
  • Qi “Wya” Haomiao  is released from Guangzhou Charge
  • Cai “Krystal” Shilong is released from Guangzhou Charge
  • Lo “Baconjack” Tzu-heng is released from Chengsu Hunters
  • Chen “ATing” Shao-ha  is released from Chengdu Hunters 
  • Kim “MekO” Tae Hong leaves the Houston Outlaws and becomes a free agent
  • Son “OGE” Min-seok leaves the L.A. Gladiators
  • Dusttin “Dogman” Bowerman leaves the Atlanta Reign and becomes a free agent
  • Stefan “Onigod” Fiskerstrand leaves the Dallas Fuel and becomes a free agent
  • William “Crimzo” Hernandez leaves the Dallas Fuel and becomes a free agent
  • Nolan “Paintbrush” Edwards leaves the Dallas Fuel and becomes a free agent
  • Lucas “NotE” Meissner leaves the Dallas Fuel and becomes a free agent
  • Jung “Closer” Won-sik leaves the Dallas Fuel
  • Ashley “Trill” Powell leaves the Dallas Fuel and retires to play VALORANT
  • Carson “CarCar” First is released from Vancouver Titans
  • Alhumaidi “KSAA” Alruwaili  is released from Vancouver Titans
  • Samir “Tsuna” Ikram is released from Vancouver Titans
  • Caleb “McGravy” McGarvey is released from L.A. Valiant
  • Damon “Apply” Conti is released from L.A. Valiant
  • Rick “GiG” Salazar is released from L.A. Valiant
  • Nathan “frd” Goebel leaves the Atlanta Reign and becomes a free agent
  • Anthony “Fire” King  leaves the Atlanta Reign and becomes a free agent

October 15

  • Park “Babel” Sang-jun is dropped from London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Jung “Although” Hyun-wook is dropped from London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Lee “Schwi” Dong-jae is dropped from London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Kim “Jihun” Ji-hun is dropped from London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Cho “Clestyn” Gun-hee is dropped from London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Lee “Highly” Sung-hyeok is dropped from London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Jeong “Krillin” Young-hoon is dropped from London Spitfire and becomes a free agent
  • Dante “Danteh” Cruz leaves the Houston Outlaws and becomes a free agent

October 14

  • Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-woo is released from Florida Mayhem
  • Choi “Kris” Jun-soo is released from Florida Mayhem
  • Choi “Karayan” San-ha is released from Florida Mayhem
  • Seong “Byrem” Joo Lee is released from Florida Mayhem
  • Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin leaves Houston Outlaws and becomes a free agent
  • Austin “Muma” Wilmot leaves Houston Outlaws and becomes a free agent
  • Lee “Jecse” Seong-soo leaves Houston Outlaws and becomes a free agent
  • Jeffrey “Blasé” Tsang leaves Houston Outlaws and becomes a free agent

October 12

  • Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen is released from L.A. Gladiators
  • Isaac “Boombox” Charles leaves the Philadelphia Fusion and becomes a free agent
  • Grant “Moth” Espe announces free agency despite still being signed to the San Francisco Shock

October 8

  • Michael “Mikeyy” Konicki is released from the Boston Uprising
  • Kobe “Halo” Hamand is released from the Boston Uprising

October 6

  • Jason “Jaru” White leaves L.A. Gladiators
  • Aaron “Bischu” Kim leaves L.A. Gladiators
  • Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni leaves L.A. Gladiators
  • Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara leaves L.A. Gladiators

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