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


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Watch Out!: Stage 3, Week 1

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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 Seoul Dynasty – S2W5

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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.

Overwatch League- Houston Outlaws vs. Shanghai Dragons- S2W5

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The Houston Outlaws Tracer Problem, The Los Angeles Gladiators Success And More On This Week’s Taco & Mash Show

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!

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Austin Hanlin
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Houston Outlaws Wins

Rumor – The Houston Outlaws Are Set to Sign Won-hyeop “ArHaN” Jeong from Meta Athena

Having been rumored for a while now, it appears that the Houston Outlaws are about to complete the signing of Won-hyeop “ArHaN” Jeong from Meta Athena, according to Slasher at ESPN.

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Overwatch League – Florida Mayhem vs. Houston Outlaws – S2W3

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?

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Brendan
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Overwatch League Suspends xQc – Taimou and Silkthread Get Fined

Overwatch League continues to enforce a heavy zero tolerance policy as more punishments were handed down today. Here is a list of the fines and suspensions.

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