Category: Houston Outlaws

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Team Summary

During the inaugural Overwatch League season, the Houston Outlaws gained fans and loyal Texas support. Built on the backbone of OpTic Gaming, they had a stellar first stage but could not keep up the momentum through the season. For Season 2, they have kept most of their roster, including the clutch tank duo of Coolmatt and Muma and star DPS LiNKzr. With the addition of former Shock DPS Danteh, they are looking to recapture their Stage 1 success, hopefully this time with a Tracer player.

Current Roster

PlayerTeamPosition
Shane “Rawkus” FlahertyHouston OutlawsSupport/Flex
Matt “coolmatt” LorioHouston OutlawsTank/Flex
Jiri “LiNkzr” MasalinHouston OutlawsDPS
Jeong “ArHaN” Weon-hyeopHouston OutlawsDPS
Jake “JAKE” LyonHouston OutlawsDPS
Dante “Danteh” CruzHouston OutlawsDPS
Daniel “Boink” PenceHouston OutlawsSupport/Flex
Chris “Bani” BenellHouston OutlawsSupport
Austin “Muma” WilmotHouston OutlawsTank
Alexandre “SPREE” VanhomwegenHouston OutlawsTank/Flex

Recent News


Houston Outlaws

Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs Los Angeles Valiant – S3W4

The Houston Outlaws are on the outside looking in for the Stage Three playoffs but aren’t completely out of the picture yet. The Valiant started the Stage strong but have stumbled of late and look to reassert themselves as a top team and lock down a spot in next weeks finals. Both teams are hungry for a win in what might be the marquee matchup of the week on day one.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!

Watch Out (S3W4): The Boston Uprising Seek Perfection as the Fusion Fight for Fourth

With the end of the stage approaching once again, teams are in a mad dash to secure their spot in the newly expanded 4-team playoff bracket. The Boston Uprising, NYXL and LA Valiant all seem like shoe-ins, but there’s still one more spot to consider.

Fourth place is now the most hotly contested spot in the Overwatch League, and the middle of the pack will need to step up in a big way to secure their place before playoffs come. San Francisco, Seoul, Philly, Houston, London, and the Gladiators are all within a couple maps of each other, so anyone could steal the last spot away by the time the week is through. That’s assuming we don’t see any upsets this week, either… I don’t know if I’d bet on that. Especially once you read this.  Read more …

Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been featured several times in PCGamer Magazine, and has bylines with The Game Haus and Afterwatch. His mix of in-depth analysis and experienced opinions lends itself well to coverage of the Overwatch League.Follow Brandon on Twitter!

Overwatch League- Florida Mayhem vs Houston Outlaws- S3W3

The ever improving Florida Mayhem look to upset the inconsistent Houston Outlaws in this match of Stage 3 Week 3, and doing so would deal a crippling blow to them. Can Florida pull it off? Or will Houston get the better of them in this high noon showdown?

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Brendan
Brendan is a young journalist who loves Overwatch with a burning passion. When he’s not playing Reinhardt in-game, he’s watching the Overwatch League with excitement. Follow him on Twitter.
Houston Outlaws Fans

Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Houston Outlaws – S3W2

The Houston Outlaws have stumbled out of the gates in Stage Three but have not gone down without a fight. The New York Excelsior have been on top of the standings all season, but recently dropped a match to the Boston Uprising. Will Houston be able to capitalize on any weaknesses Boston exposed in New York’s armor? Read more …

Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!

Overwatch League – Philadelphia Fusion vs Houston Outlaws S3W2

In Week 2 of Stage 3, Philadelphia Fusion take on Houston Outlaws once again.  Both teams are vying to keep themselves in the top tier standing. Philadelphia just came out of losing in the finals of stage 2, so they’re looking to build that steam up again and Houston won’t be a team to stand in their way.

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Steve 'Wrekk' Oros
Wrekk comes from a background in fiction writing, stage performance, and education, intending to use that to add new flare to the world of esports journalism. However, no writer in the field would be complete without countless hours behind the console, and he was fabled to be born controller in hand. When not writing for OWS, Wrekk spends his time playing or working on other games.Follow Wrekk on Twitter!

Houston Outlaws – Rawkus Interview

Houston Outlaws support ace Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty joined us for a quick chat this past weekend. He talked about his trip to NY and being on national TV as well as the Outlaws approach for Stage Three. Here is what he had to say.

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Austin Hanlin
Austin Hanlin is a London born Overwatch League writer, an avid Spitfire fan who won't miss a single game of theirs. He has been into gaming since he was a kid and picked up Overwatch League as his first competitive passion. You're better off finding him watching the games live on the Arena floor than anywhere else. You can follow him on Twitter.

Overwatch League- Boston Uprising vs. Houston Outlaws- S3W2

Playoff hopefuls collide here in a match full of good old American muscle. The Boston Uprising have looked strong- will they be able to rise up against the loose cannon Houston Outlaws?

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Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been featured several times in PCGamer Magazine, and has bylines with The Game Haus and Afterwatch. His mix of in-depth analysis and experienced opinions lends itself well to coverage of the Overwatch League.Follow Brandon on Twitter!

Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs London Spitfire – S3W1

Monte and Doa have to be one of the premier casting duo’s in esports as it is. That aside, Houston has beaten London in all their matchups during the regular season, but London seems to always remain the favourites. Will the Outlaws continue their winning ways against the Korean roster, or will the Spitfire repeat their postseason luck against the Green Wall.

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Florida Mayhem – Does Roster Size Matter?

Stage Two of the inaugural season of Overwatch League has wrapped up. As we prepare for Stage Three many of the teams have shifted rosters and made changes. This leads us to the question does how many players you have on the roster matter in your success?

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Houston Outlaws Sign Jeong “ArHan” Won-yeop

The Houston Outlaws have officially signed Jeong “ArHaN” Won-yeop. This comes after several weeks of rumors surrounding the possible acquisition, where the public discussion was that the Outlaws were in desperate need of a “DPS” rebrand. Read more …

Tyler 'Hisha' Oliver
"Tyler 'Hisha' Oliver has been an avid enthusiast of eSports for close to a decade. He has a strong passion for the development of the eSports industry, and strives to provide unique commentary while also creating a productive, discussion-based environment."Follow Hisha on Twitter!
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