The Overwatch League has eight new teams for the new season. The Toronto Defiant is the Canadian representative amongst the new teams. The team is owned by the OverActive Media Group who also recently fully bought Splyce Gaming. This decision makes ensures that the team is now all-in into esports. Their esports venture definitely will be a step forward for the group.
The Toronto Defiant has now announced its full roster for Season 2 of the overwatch League. Their latest additions are Roky and Asher who will complete the team’s eight-man roster. At any given time, a team can have six players on the server.
Asher joins the Toronto Defiant
— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) November 27, 2018
Jun-sung Asher Choi was one of the superstars of Season 1. The Tracer and Mccree player for the Los Angeles Gladiators made them a household name. For Stage 1, The Valiant was clearly ahead of the Gladiators. However, post Stage 2, we saw a renewed resurgence from the men in purple. Their resilience and the amazing skill level on the individual players, led by Asher ensured that the team stays ahead of their local counterparts. Ofcourse in the end, the competition meant that both the teams secured a Top 4 finish in Season 1 of the Overwatch League.
Towards the end of the season, Asher was visibly absent from the active roster. His time on the Los Angeles Gladiators was limited due to the change in meta. However, there is no doubt about the player’s skill and the value he brings to the entire roster.
Roky’s addition to the team is interesting. He comes from Overwatch Contenders Korea and mostly plays the Mercy and Lucio. Being two characters with a lot of impact on their opposition, Roky is always mindful of the same. His survival is necessary for the team’s ability to outlast the duration of the fight and he does not disappoint.
Overactive Media Group’s Splyce Acquisition will help them in the future.
The acquisition will scale Splyce in ways that we couldn’t scale globally,” he said. “With the Splyce brand and the various teams they have playing around the world, we think we’ve got a global brand there. We’ve got players inside those teams that speak to a global audience, and all of that opens up conversations with global brands. We’ll have the opportunity, of course, to deliver our marketing partnerships to the conversation around Overwatch—and I think in a lot of ways, that will be the tip of the spear. The moment they want to pivot and start to think about Europe, we’ll be able to have global conversations there.
With Splyce’s experience coming in handy, we can expect the management to be hands-on with the team. The Overwatch League Season 2 starts on the 14th of February 2019.