The Florida Mayhem started the inaugural Overwatch League season with only six players, adding mid-season pickups in an attempt to put together a cohesive team on the fly. With a disappointing bottom 2 finish, the Mayhem are starting with a blank slate for Season 2…literally. Having dropped the majority of their Season 1 roster (aside from DPS TviQ), they are rebuilding around star DPS Sayaplayer with a mostly-Korean team. Time will tell if these changes will allow them to climb the ladder this season.
|Yoon “Swon” Seong-won||Florida Mayhem||Tank|
|Lee “bqb” Sang-bum||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Kim “aWesomeGuy” Seong Hun||Florida Mayhem||Tank|
|Kevyn “TviQ” Lindström||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Jae-mo “xepheR” Koo||Florida Mayhem||Tank/Flex|
|Hyeon-woo “HaGoPeun” Jo||Florida Mayhem||Support|
|Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-woo||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Damon “Apply” Conti||Florida Mayhem||DPS|
|Choi “Kris” Jun-soo||Florida Mayhem||Support|
The Florida Mayhem bear a unique structure unlike other teams in the league right now. While other teams have a stacked roster that offer a chance for player swapping, the Mayhem stands at only 6 members: Tviq, Logix, Manneten, CWoosH, Zebbosai, and Zuppeh. The budding team has Mineral of Misfits Gaming as the Head Coach and the Misfit’s CEO, Ben Spoont, as owner.
Miami Mayhem may just be the name of the Misfits Overwatch League team. Sources have been hunting around the Trademark Search to see who files their team names. This is how the Los Angeles Gladiators and New York Excelsior were found. The Misfits look like they will continue their fun style if this name turns out to be accurate, which it 99% probably is.
Still not word on the team roster or how many players will be coming over from Europe to make up the team. However, the Misfits had a great run in Contenders only to lose in the finals to Team Giganti. We interviewed Cyril MICHEL and Joe El Ouassi back in August about their prospects going into Contenders and the Overwatch League itself. Back then the guys could not give much information.
However, now as the team name looks to be revealed, we should expect to see more news come out of Miami in the next few weeks. This organization does have a solid foundation and should be able to announce a roster soon. Many of the Misfits players remain on the team and there have been few reports about people being let go like we have see with so many other teams. There current team is:
Sebastian ‘Zebbosai’ Olsson
Tim ‘Manneten’ Bylund
Kevyn ‘TviQ’ Lindstrom
Aleksi ‘Zuppeh’ Kuntsi
Johan ‘CWoosH’ Klingestedt
Andreas ‘Logix’ Berghmans
We will have to wait and see if this roster changes at all in the future. Also what players will be added to the roster to fill out the talent. As far as the name goes we love Miami Mayhem! Hope it sticks and they have a logo just as cool as the team name. Other cities should be announcing soon, at this point we expect all team names and logos to be ready for BlizzCon, likely to sell team swag.
The Misfits are coming off a great win last week against Cloud9 in Contenders. We sat down with Manager Cyril MICHEL and GM Joe “InnerFlame” El Ouassi to talk about the Misfits strategy for the Overwatch League. They have a ton of great answers about their roster changes and approach to the Overwatch League’s upcoming first season. Read on!
Overwatchscore.com – Can you give us your view on the Overwatch League as a whole? What are the keys to success?
Joe “InnerFlame” – I think we can all agree this is a monumental moment for esports. Other games have leagues already, but franchising is something new and Blizzard has a great approach. This game is only a little more than a year old. It is already seeing more than 100K on Twitch for the bigger tournaments. Giving fans the opportunity to have a local connection with a team is something new and exciting.
Today marked the first match day for the Overwatch Contenders Season One for both Europe and North America and it lived up to the hype. With Cloud9 and the Misfits both announcing big rosters changes recently, this was our first opportunity to see how the teams were shaping up in the lead up to the Overwatch League getting started. In a battle of more established rosters, the Immortals took on EnVyUs in the North American division.
Of late there hasn’t been a whole lot of public movement going on with Overwatch League rosters. With teams buying into franchises and so much going on behind the scenes, you have to look closely at where players are being picked up when news breaks. In an interesting move Cloud9 has picked up Laser Kittenz roster to compete in the Overwatch Contenders tournament.