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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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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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!

Overwatch League – Los Angeles Valiant vs. Houston Outlaws – S2W3

Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs Los Angeles Valiant – S2W3

 

The fashionable Muma (KACHOW!) lead the Houston Outlaws into the arena, looking to end their loss streak and capitalize on the their quickly descending opposition. The Los Angeles Valiant entered the arena, after being crushed the night before by the Los Angeles Gladiators, as they looked to extend their wings and rise above their opponents.

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. 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.

Overwatch League News – Houston Outlaws vs. NYXL- S2W2

In a day full of fantastic matches, this might stand above the rest, as the #1 seeded NYXL take on the up and coming Houston Outlaws. Can Houston maintain their momentum against the top dogs? Or will New York remind us why they’re the #1 seed?

 

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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!
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Houston Outlaws – Head Coach TaiRong Interview

Houston Outlaws Head Coach Tae-yeong “TaiRong” Kim is known for his solid strategies and fun Twitter posts. He has steered the Outlaws through some top games. Here is what he had to say about Overwatch League and the Outlaws.

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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!
Malik

Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs Philadelphia Fusion – S2W2

Houston Outlaws draw pistols against the Philadelphia Fusion in Week 2 of Stage 2.  The Outlaws have maintained a fairly high status from the last stage, running a series of sweeps.  Fusion, however, remains undefeated in this stage, so we’re left to wonder, who will be the quickest draw?

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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!

Overwatch League News- Watch Out!: Stage 2, Week 2

I’m baaaack! I took some time off for midterms, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about all of you guys, and all these fantastic games of Overwatch we’re about to see! Last week was crazy, and it doesn’t look like it’s about to calm down anytime soon in Burbank. Let’s get into the most exciting matchups of Stage 2, Week 2.
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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!

Houston Outlaws Keys to Victory Over New York Excelsior

Houston Outlaws took down the London Spitfire last week in a revenge match from Stage One. They face a tough week going up against the Philadelphia Fusion, but more importantly on Saturday they face the NYXL. Here are some of the key points to look for in this epic match.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!

Overwatch League – Boston Uprising vs. Houston Outlaws – S2W1

The Outlaws came into the match as a top tier team trying to show that they are contenders. The Uprising looked to prove themselves after a 4-0 loss to the Fusion earlier in the week. Did the Uprising show that they can contend? Did the Outlaws show that they are a force to be reckoned with?

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Chris 'Zerk' Harshbarger
Chris has followed competitive gaming since Halo 2 on Xbox, winning a couple of tournaments as a player. He is a creative writer, gamer, and avid basketball fan on top of following World of Warcraft Arena, Competitive Hearthstone, and Competitive Overwatch.Follow Zerk on Twitter!
Houston Outlaws Jake

Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs London Spitfire – S2W1

Does anyone smell a rivalry in the brew? The third meeting between these two comes to us in the first week of Stage two. The series between the two is tied at 1-1. Which team will take the series lead?

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Raf
Growing up, Face loved history and video games. Unfortunately his skills never paired up to the pros so he chose chase a degree in history. He's always loved blizzard and the worlds they are able to create, but Overwatch is a weakness of his. Shortly after it’s release it had become his favorite game of all time, not for the gameplay, but what for it could become.Follow Face on Twitter!
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Overwatch League Stage Two – Teams To Watch

With Stage 2 on the horizon, let’s look at some of the teams, and what to expect from them this Stage.

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. 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.
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