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Overwatch League Season 2 – Teams, Start Date, Roster Changes

Season 1 of Blizzard’s Overwatch League was a huge success, but what’s the plan for Overwatch League Season 2? To date, not a whole lot has been released in relation to how Blizzard intends to approach Season 2. However, there’s a lot more out there than people might think. Here’s a guide on Overwatch League Season 2, including news on teams, the start date, roster changes, and more.

Overwatch League Season 2 Teams: Atlantic Divison

  • Atlanta (new to Season 2)
  • Boston Uprising
  • Florida Mayhem
  • Houston Outlaws
  • London Spitfire
  • New York Excelsior
  • Paris (new to Season 2)
  • Philadelphia Fusion
  • Toronto (new to Season 2)
  • Washington D.C. (new to Season 2)

Overwatch League Season 2 Teams: Pacific Divison

  • Chengdu (new to Season 2)
  • Dallas Fuel
  • Guangzhou (new to Season 2)
  • Hangzhou (new to Season 2)
  • Los Angeles Gladiators
  • Los Angeles Valiant
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Seoul Dynasty
  • Shanghai Dragons
  • Vancouver (new to Season 2)

Overwatch League Season 2 Transfers: Key Dates

August 1, 2018

Provisional transfer window opens. Teams can negotiate the contracts of current players and sign players from their respective Overwatch Contenders team. No players can be bought at this time, but players can be traded.

September 9, 2018

All players not signed to a contract become free agents in the transfer market.

September 9–October 7, 2018

New Overwatch League teams (Atlanta, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Paris, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington D.C.) are given first choice of free agents. Inaugural season teams cannot yet add free agents to their roster.

Oct. 8, 2018

Remaining free agents can be signed by any team, including inaugural season teams.

Dec. 1, 2018

Players must meet the Overwatch League’s minimum roster requirement of eight contracted players by this point.

Overwatch League Season 2 Transfers: Roster Changes by Team

Here are the roster changes we know of so far for this season of Overwatch League.

Atlanta

In:

  • Sephy (Coach—from Last Night’s Leftovers)
  • Silence (Coach—from Last Night’s Leftovers)
  • Casores (Coach—from One.PoinT)
  • Danny (Analyst—from Angry Titans)

Boston Uprising

Out:

  • Mistakes (DPS)
  • Kalios (Flex)
  • Avast (Support)
  • Snow (Support)

Chengdu

No signings have been announced yet.

Dallas Fuel

Out:

  • Chipsajen (Support)
  • Cocco (Tank—still at Dallas Fuel as part of the coaching team)
  • Seagull (Flex)
  • Peak (Coach)

In:

  • Cocco (Listed above)
  • Jayne (Coach)
  • Tikatee (Coach)

Florida Mayhem

Out:

  • Logix (DPS)
  • zappis (Flex)
  • Manneten (Flex)
  • CWoosH (Tank)
  • Zebbosai (Support)
  • Zuppeh (Support)

In:

  • Apply (DPS—from Mayhem Academy)
  • HaGoPeun (Support—from Mayhem Academy)
  • xepheR (Flex)

Guangzhou

No signings have been announced yet.

Huangzhou

No signings have been announced yet.

Houston Outlaws

Out:

  • Mendokusaii (DPS—still at Houston Outlaws, but is a “Content Creator” now)
  • Clockwork (DPS—still at Houston Outlaws as part of the coaching team)
  • FCTFCTN (Tank)

In:

  • Mendokusaii (Listed above)
  • Clockwork (Listed above)
  • Danteh (DPS)

London Spitfire

Out:

  • changgoon (Coach)

In:

  • Coach815 (Coach)

Los Angeles Gladiators

Out:

  • iRemiix (Tank)
  • Asher (DPS)
  • silkthread (DPS)
  • Fissure (Tank)

Los Angeles Valiant

Out:

  • Finnsi (Flex)
  • numlocked (Tank)
  • Verbo (Support)
  • GrimReality (Coach)

In:

  • KuKi (Tank)

New York Excelsior

Out:

  • Janus (Tank)
  • WizardHyeong (Coach)

Paris

No signings have been announced yet.

Philadelphia Fusion

Out:

  • ShaDowBurn (DPS)
  • Joemeister (Support)
  • DayFly (Support)

In:

  • Elk (Support—from Fusion University)

San Francisco Shock

Out:

  • Danteh (DPS)
  • iddqd (DPS)
  • nomy (Tank)
  • dhaK (Support)

In:

  • smurf (Tank—from GG Esports Academy)
  • Rascal (DPS—from NRG Esports)

Seoul Dynasty

Out:

  • Miro (Tank)
  • Gido (Flex)
  • Gambler (Support—still at Seoul Dynasty as a streamer)
  • Wekeed (DPS)
  • xepheR (Flex)
  • KuKi (Tank)
  • Hocury (Coach—still at Seoul Dynasty, but is the General Manager now)
  • Bubbly (Coach)
  • NugGet (Coach)
  • alwaysoov (Coach)
  • beast (Coach)

In:

  • KDG (Coach)
  • Changgoon (Coach)
  • Fissure (Tank)

Shanghai Dragons

Out:

  • Xushu (Flex)
  • Roshan (Tank)
  • Altering (Support)
  • Fiveking (Support)
  • Freefeel (Support)
  • Sky (Support)
  • Ado (DPS)
  • Daemin (DPS)
  • Kong (Coach)
  • Nai8 (Analyst)

In:

  • BlueHaS (Head Coach—from Team KongDoo)

Toronto

In:

  • Bishop (Coach)

Vancouver

No signings have been announced yet.

Washington D.C.

In:

  • mkL (Analyst—from Last Night’s Leftovers)
  • AVALLA (Coach—from Meta Bellum)
  • WizardHyeong (Head Coach)
  • Janus (Tank)
  • Kate (Manager—from Last Night’s Leftovers)

Overwatch League Season 2 Start Date

Although no official start date for Overwatch League Season 2 has been announced yet, Season 1 started on January 10, 2018. It is therefore safe to assume that Stage 1 of Season 2 will likely start within the first two weeks of January 2019, and will run up until June 2019.