Heesu has followed his head coach KDG to the Toronto Defiant.

14:08, 24 Nov 2020

The Toronto Defiant have signed DPS player Hee-su "Heesu" Jeong for their 2021 roster. The young South Korean had played his rookie season for the Philadelphia Fusion under head coach Dong-gun "KDG" Kim who he has followed to the Defiant. He will also be playing alongside Fusion teammate Su-min "SADO" Kim.

 

Where does the Defiant go from here?

With just six officially signed players, the Defiant obviously aren't done with their off-season yet, especially given that the team has so far announced two main tanks and two hit scan DPS players, therefore requiring at least one off-tank and flex DPS. For both of those roles, quality personnel remain on the market in large quantities and yet a large number of teams also haven't recruited for these roles so far.

For off-tank, established talent like Min-hyuk "Michelle" Choi, Hyeon-Woo "JJANU" Choi, and Tae-hong "MekO" Kim, but also rookies like Young-sun "GaeBullSsi" Yun are still on the market. While some teams like the Washington Justice have opted to sign two off-tanks for their 2021 line-up, it's uncertain that the Defiant will go with a similar strategy and will instead like only need one player for the role. According to several coaches, Michelle has trialled well during the off-season and has drawn interest from a couple of teams. JJANU only recently became available and might be an unexpected pivot for the Defiant to look into. For MekO, it appears that his reputation has suffered from the season with the Outlaws but the player still is held in high regards generally. GaeBullSsi is regarded as one the most promising talents on the role coming into the league but other organisations are also likely looking into the rookie.

For flex DPS, there's at least an equal amount of quality options to consider. Known quantities like Hae-seong "Libero" Kim and Dong-jun "Rascal" Kim are still available but rookie players like Ho-sung "Na1st" Le could also be looked at for the role. Moreover, Gil-seong "Glister" Lim has recently become a free agent and might also be considered due to his large hero pools, though the player has previously shown a tendency that suggested more potential on the hit scan heroes which could make him a worse fit for the Defiant.


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