Jecse, LiNkzr, Muma, and blasé and assistant coach Dream part ways with the Outlaws.
It's rebuild time in the Overwatch League and it's no different for the Houston Outlaws. The players Seung-soo "Jecse" Lee, Jeffrey "blasé" Tsang, Jiri "LiNkzr" Masalin, and Austin "Muma" Wilmot have announced on their respective socials that their contracts had not been picked up for another season at this point in time. Assistant Coach Chris "Dream" Myrick also parted ways with the organisation.
DPS player LiNkzr and main tank Muma had been with the organisation since the inception of the franchise in season 1 but had played less than in the first seasons. The only remaining founding member is Daniel "Boink" Pence. Hydration and blasé had both joined the Outlaws for the DPS role before the start of season 3. After a disappointing first part of the season, the Outlaws switched things around and transformed Hydration into a main tank player filling in for Muma.
The Outlaws finished in 16th place out of 20 in the third season of the Overwatch League. During the first two seasons, the team had failed to secure play-off qualification, only being able to compete in this year's playoffs as each team had been invited to the playoff stage of the League due to changes in the format of the league as part of its contingency plan. During the playoffs, the Outlaws lost to the league's last-placed Boston Uprising.
It's currently unknown if further members will be let go from the team.
Houston Outlaws roster
The remaining players on the Houston Outlaws roster are:
Main Support - Daniel "Boink" Pence
DPS - Dante "Danteh" Cruz
DPS/Tank - João Pedro "Hydration" Goes Telles
Flex Support - Jung-keun "Rapel" Kim
Off-Tank - Tae-hong "MekO" Kim
With only five members currently signed, the Outlaws will have to sign at least two more players during this transfer window to fulfil the Overwatch League requirements of seven players.
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