Toronto Defiant finalize roster with the addition of an Overwatch League veteran - Dexerto

Toronto Defiant finalize roster with the addition of an Overwatch League veteran

Published: 28/Nov/2018 10:12 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 10:23

by Joe O'Brien


Toronto Defiant have completed their roster for the start of Overwatch League Season Two.

The Defiant are one of eight new expansion franchises joining the league following the success of the inaugural season.

The team recently announced that their final two players would be DPS Choi ‘Asher’ Joon-seong and Support Park ‘RoKy’ Joo-seong.

Asher is an Overwatch League veteran, having played in Season One with the Los Angeles Gladiators, who reached the quarter-finals of the playoffs but were eliminated by eventual champions London Spitfire. RoKy is a former Contenders Korea champion, having won Season One with X6-Gaming.

Asher isn’t the only Overwatch League veteran on the roster. He joins former Boston Uprising support Park ‘Neko’ Se-hyeon and former LA Valiant flex tank Lee ‘Envy’ Kang-jae as the experienced counterparts to a squad otherwise consisting of OWL rookies.

Asher’s LA Gladiators were one of the top-performing teams in the second half of OWL Season One.

The new additions complete the team’s all-South Korean squad, imitating the strategy of the likes of London Spitfire and New York Excelsior, whose decisions to build Korean rosters for Season One saw them become the two most successful teams in the league.

Toronto aren’t the only expansion team to have looked to South Korea for talent. Both Guangzhou Charge and Hangzhou Spark both feature majority-Korean line-ups, and Vancouver are also expected to reveal the signing of Contenders Korea Season Two champions RunAway.

Meanwhile, both Shanghai Dragons and Florida Mayhem, the bottom two teams in Season One of the Overwatch League, have overhauled their rosters for Season Two to also now feature a majority of South Korean players.

Season Two of the Overwatch League is scheduled to kick off on February 14.

Toronto Defiant’s full roster:

Player Role Previous/S1 Team
Lee ‘Envy‘ Kang-jae Flex Tank Meta Bellum/LA Valiant
Park ‘Neko‘ Se-hyeon Support Boston Uprising
Jo ‘Lycan‘ Gyeong-mu Main Tank O2 Ardeont
Go ‘Aid‘ Jae-yoon Support GG Esports Academy
Lee ‘Stellar‘ Do-hyung DPS O2 Ardeont
Lee ‘Ivy‘ Seung-hyun DPS O2 Ardeont
Choi ‘Asher‘ Jun-sung DPS LA Gladiators
Park ‘RoKy‘ Joo-seong Support O2 Team

Incredible Overwatch custom game lets you drive a ‘Lamborghini’

Published: 22/Jan/2021 5:21 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 5:34

by Brad Norton


An Overwatch racing game might not be all too far off now as a stylish new Workshop mode places heroes behind the wheel, allowing you to drive through any given map.

Driving a car is now possible in Overwatch thanks to the power of the Workshop. Players have modded their own custom vehicle into existence, allowing you to take it for a spin and drift through the game.

It’s not a simple trick that lets your hero move faster than usual. It’s a proper vehicle design that you can take control of and drive around. 

In fact, it’s modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador SV, giving you some style and some speed as you cruise through the world of Overwatch.

Overwatch gameplay
Ever wanted to drive a Lambo? Now you can… in Overwatch.

“I’ve turned Overwatch into a Streetwatch,” GraczCourier’s Gaming revealed on January 21. While it might look a little different to what you had in mind, it functions better than perhaps any Workshop vehicle to date.

A collection of pipes and electricity effects bring the template of the car to life. Players have complete control over the direction of the Lambo, along with its speed as well.

You can drift around corners, activate nitrous, and even change the radio station while you’re in the driver’s seat. Not only that, but the custom mode appears to work across every map in the game.

This means you can boost through Hanamura, take in the sights of Blizzard World, or jet around London on King’s Row. Handling looks to be extremely precise as an accompanying video showcased just what’s possible with the Aventador in Overwatch.

While it’s a blast to drive around, there’s a unique challenge to it as well. How fast can you get through your favorite map? How long can you drift in one attempt? You and your teammates can put it all to the test.

The flashy Workshop mode is available for anyone to check out in-game now. Try it out for yourself with the following Workshop code: 4XQP4