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Overwatch streamers FRAN and Aspen join professional Contenders roster

by Brad Norton

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Two of the biggest Overwatch scene have been revealed as support players for a North American Contenders organization.

Streaming games in the competitive Overwatch queue is an entirely different beast to elite-level matchups against experienced professionals.

Entirely up for the challenge, Francine ‘FRAN’ Vo and Becca ‘Aspen’ Rukavina have announced that they will be competing alongside and against former Overwatch League players in their very first season of Contenders in 2020.

In an October 16 post, North American Overwatch organization Revival announced its full lineup for the 2020 Path To Pro system. 

A mix of veteran talent with former Florida Mayhem tank player Tim ‘Manneten’ Bylund, and fresh faces in ‘Aspire,’ the roster is complemented with a support duo of popular Overwatch content creators in FRAN and Aspen.

With a brand new composition in place, the squad will be competing out of the Western North American region where the organization most recently finished dead last in Season 2 of 2019 with one win and six losses.

Over 350,000 followers on Twitch combined, there’s no denying that the support duo will most definitely be bringing a lot of new eyes over to the Tier 2 Overwatch scene.

Currently a streamer under the Atlanta Reign banners, FRAN will serve as the flex support player on the Revival roster. Meanwhile, Aspen will be taking on the role of main support when the lineup first competes in 2020. 

Formerly a content creator for Cloud 9, Aspen recently departed the organization in order to break boundaries and trial for professional Overwatch teams. “So I want you to know that I’ve parted ways with Cloud 9 as a streamer and I’ll be practicing and preparing to go play Overwatch professionally for an Overwatch League team in the next season,” she explained in a recent video.

While the Overwatch League might not have been in reach just yet for these two popular streamers, competing in the Path To Pro system is the best way to make a name for yourself in the competitive Overwatch scene. If they can rack up some notable wins in 2020, the sky is the limit.

With a few months to go until the first season of Contenders in 2020, ample time remains for this brand new squad to come together and refine their playstyle.