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 …
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.
|Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty||Houston Outlaws||Support/Flex|
|Matt “coolmatt” Lorio||Houston Outlaws||Tank/Flex|
|Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Jeong “ArHaN” Weon-hyeop||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Jake “JAKE” Lyon||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Dante “Danteh” Cruz||Houston Outlaws||DPS|
|Daniel “Boink” Pence||Houston Outlaws||Support/Flex|
|Chris “Bani” Benell||Houston Outlaws||Support|
|Austin “Muma” Wilmot||Houston Outlaws||Tank|
|Alexandre “SPREE” Vanhomwegen||Houston Outlaws||Tank/Flex|
I had a pretty strange conversation, probably ten or so times, in the week or so leading up to the first days of the Overwatch League. Didn’t matter if it was my mom, or my girlfriend, or my boss, or my coworkers, or my roommates. It went a bit like this. Every. Time.
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NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT TASTE
Watch Out! is back and better than ever! Stage 2 was great, but we might be staring down the barrel of the best stage yet. Teams are getting it together just in time to make a mad dash for the playoffs, and western teams are rapidly approaching the levels necessary to challenge the top dogs in the league. Philly is already there. If any other teams want to entertain a shot at the playoffs, they’ll need to get started right here, in week 1 of stage 3. Who has what it takes?
As the Stage 2 playoffs draw closer and closer, the struggling Houston Outlaws go to war against the recently successful Seoul Dynasty. Will the Outlaws be able to damage the Dynasty’s stage playoff hopes? Or will Seoul claim victory and get one step closer to a chance at taking all the glory?
The Shanghai Dragons find themselves facing off against the Houston Outlaws in the final match Wednesday. The Dragons continue to go from struggle to struggle as both of it’s DPS players are unable to play this week. But the Outlaws have been on the downswing as well, losing three of it’s last four matches. Will Houston be able to rally against the win-less Dragons? Or will new reinforcements from Korea translate into the first ever win for Shanghai.
Every Sunday Overwatch League Co-Founders Taco & Mash host a roundup of the latest and greatest of the week’s storylines. We partnered with the great folks over at eStarz to produce what we think is a super enjoyable show. This week we covered topics spanning the Houston Outlaws issue’s fielding an impactful Tracer player, how good the Los Angeles Gladiators have suddenly gotten, who’s been hiding in the Philadelphia Fusion’s tree house, and much more!
The Houston Outlaws and Florida Mayhem both are entering the latter half of Week 3 with losing streaks. Can Houston get back on their feet and get a victory? Or will the Mayhem blow the Outlaws away and obtain a much needed confidence boost of their own?