❘ Published: 2023-01-31T22:00:00
❘ Updated: 2023-02-01T10:41:47
With the 2022 Overwatch League season now in the rearview mirror, Rostermania is officially underway. As the latest OWL offseason continues to deliver major shakeups, we’ll keep you up to speed right here with all the latest team changes heading into the 2023 season.
When all was said and done in the 2022 OWL season, it was Dallas Fuel standing atop the pack after a dominant run through the playoffs. With a revamped Korean roster, the North American organization was able to hoist its first finals trophy.
But with this triumph now in the history books, the Overwatch scene has quickly moved on to look ahead at the playing field in 2023. With uncertainty surrounding the league, many teams dropping their entire rosters, and a number of veterans calling it a day, it’s already been one of the more chaotic offseasons we’ve ever seen.
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So to help keep you on top of all the latest developments, we’ve got you covered here with a full overview of the latest OWL 2023 Rostermania news.
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Although Dallas Fuel struck gold in 2022, the next season is already drawing near with new squads eager to take the throne.
Current OWL 2023 rosters
All teams have until March 13 to finalize their rosters for the 2023 OWL season.
Latest OWL 2023 Rostermania changes and rumors tracker
- 2020 Overwatch League MVP Fleta could return to the Shanghai Dragons in 2023 after being rumoured with a switch to Valorant, Overwatch insider Arran ‘haloofthoughts’ Spake has revealed.
- Former Shanghai Dragons support is expected to transition to an assistant coach role in the Chinese OWL team, according to Overwatch insider Arran ‘haloofthoughts’ Spake.
- Chinese support Molly has announced that he has retired from competitive Overwatch. He spent three years in the Overwatch League, playing for Chengdu Hunters, Shanghai Dragons, Guangzhou Charge, and LA Valiant.
- Toronto Defiant have announced their 2023 roster, which predominantly consists of former members of the old American Tornado Contenders team.
- New York Excelsior will hire Team Peps head coach Amir as an assistant coach, Overwatch insider Arran ‘haloofthoughts’ Spake has reported.
- North American support player UltraViolet has revealed that he has signed with a team. He last played for Atlanta Reign.
- Former Hangzhou Spark head coach Changgoon has held talks with New York Excelsior, according to Overwatch insider Arran ‘haloofthoughts’ Spake.
- The LA Gladiators have announced the signing of former Houston Outlaws star Danteh to their lineup.
- Seoul Dynasty have announced that they have re-signed DPS player Profit, who had left the team in November.
- Chengdu Hunters support Mmonk will join the Hangzhou Spark, according to Overwatch insider Arran ‘haloofthoughts’ Spake.
- The New York Excelsior are struggling to assemble a roster that includes marginalized-gender players as most Overwatch pros “aren’t interested” in joining such a project, according to insider Arran ‘haloofthoughts’ Spake.
- Hangzhou Spark have announced RUI as their new head coach. The Chinese coach brings a wealth of experience to the team after previously guiding the Shanghai Dragons, the Chengdu Hunters, and Team China for the 2018 and 2019 Overwatch World Cups.
- The Chengdu Hunters DPS duo of JinMu and Leave could be on their way to the Hangzhou Spark, according to rumors in Korea. LA Valiant support Lengsa could be going to the Hangzhou Spark or the Shanghai Dragons.
- SPADE and the LA Gladiators have parted ways, the North American organization has announced. This brings an end to the North American Tank’s three-year association with the LA-based franchise.
- The LA Gladiators have parted ways with Support player skewed, who had competed with the organization since 2021.
- The Washington Justice are expected to make two additions to their coaching staff, according to Overwatch insider Arran ‘haloofthoughts’ Spake. They have set their sights on JMAC (formerly of Paris Eternal) and Danny (Atlanta Reign).
- Korean support Viol2t could be on his way out of the San Francisco Shock, according to Overwatch insider leak mafia.
- Dallas Fuel coach Aid has announced that he is open to offers following the end of his contract.
- Florida Mayhem have confirmed the double signing of Finnish DPS Sauna and Korean support CH0R0NG.
- Hangzhou Spark have confirmed the departures of DPS Pineapple and support Superich following “joint negotiations”.
- The Philadelphia Fusion have officially rebranded as Seoul Infernal and shifted operations to South Korea.
- The LA Gladiators have parted ways with tank player Reiner, who had been part of the organization since 2021.
- Kalios: Free Agent → Boston Uprising
- Twilight: Free Agent → Boston Uprising
- MCD: Free Agent → Dallas Fuel
- Bliss: 02 Blast (Contenders) → Dallas Fuel
- Surgarfree: Retired → Vancouver Titans
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