The conclusion of Season 3 of the Overwatch League means that teams are looking to strengthen their roster going into Season 4. With the ever-looming threat of new expansion teams being added to the league, the current 20 teams have an increased incentive to make moves for their desired players. 2020’s “Silly Season” is shaping up to become the craziest off-season yet with many high profile names becoming free agents.
The most notable Free Agents
- Kim “Rascal” Dong-Jun (DPS)
- Dusttin “Dogman” Bowerman (Support)
- Yang “Tobi” Jin-mo (Support)
- Kim “Slime” Sung-jun (Support)
- Jeong “Nenne” Yeon-kwan (DPS)
- Choi “HOTBA” Hong-joon (Tank)
- Grant “Moth” Espe (Support)
- Mathew “Super” Delisi (Tank)
- Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara (Support)
The Shock Sweepstakes
With the San Francisco Shock becoming the first two time Overwatch league champions, and the undisputed best team in Overwatch, the shocks roster will be demanding a lot of the organisation (NRG) in terms of salary, which with so many superstars on the roster may leave the organisation with some tough decisions to make.
Teams such as the high spending Dallas fuel combined with the New York Excelsior (NYXL), Philadelphia Fusion and Shanghai Dragons all looking to improve in lust of a coveted Overwatch league Grand finals victory San Francisco have their work cut out for them to keep free agents such as Mathew “Super” Delisi and Grant “Moth” Espe on the team when there is huge interest in them.
The Teams Looking for Players
The teams in search of high profile free agents include the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. Both of these teams have gotten rid of their old rosters and are looking for new talent to fill them up.
As for the Spitfire, picking up someone like Grant “Moth” Espe could be perfect. Being the OWL team for London, that would mean going back to their English speaking roots with a full Western team. Moth would bring loads of experience and a cool calm head to a team previously filled with big ego issues. However, the price to get the two time Overwatch League champion may be too much for the British based team.
The Defiant would benefit greatly from the pick up of Mathew “super” Delisi. They have a history of bringing up fan favourites with big personalities. Super would bring top-tier gameplay with a winners mentality, which would really power his team on. Toronto is notorious for lacking a big game player who plays up to the occasion, and Super could be the answer to their problem.