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Toronto Defiant adds Lycan and Aid to 2019 roster

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The Toronto Defiant keeps adding more players to their roster. Today, they would announce the addition of Gyeong-mu “Lycan” Jo and Jae-yoon “Aid” Go to the team.

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Recently, Toronto Defiant would announce multiple aspects of their team, from the name, branding and a slew of players. First, they would reveal their two big signings in Kang-jae “envy” Lee and Se-hyeon “Neko” Park. Next, they would present their DPS duo to the world in Seung-hyun “Ivy” Lee and Do-hyung “Stellar” Lee. Finally, they are showing the next two members, Lycan and Aid.

Get To Know Lycan and Aid

Lycan, also known as Yakpung, is coming from the Korean Contenders team, O2 Ardeont, like many of the other members. Again, O2 Ardeont was a very average team during the two seasons they would play in. Luckily, Lycan was a very consistent main tank for the team and should slot in well. Meanwhile, Aid is coming from Overwatch Contenders team GGEA, where he would play at the support position. GGEA, which is the Houston Outlaws’ Academy team, has not had much success in Overwatch Contenders. Last season, they would finish the year in tenth place, a pretty disappointing result.

Meet the Roster!

With the addition of Lycan and Aid, this means that the team is more or less filled. The Toronto Defiant will be announcing the final two members of the team soon.

At first glance, the Toronto Defiant look pretty underwhelming, but their potential is very high. Right now, there isn’t a big name player on the roster, but there weren’t many options for star talent to begin with. Many people agree that they need another main tank, another possible DPS player, and a main support. For starters, three of the six players on the roster come from O2 Ardeont. As a result, this should mean that synergy shouldn’t be much of a problem amongst the teammates.

A full Korean roster also guarantees that there will be no communication issues, which has been something that has plagued teams before. However, the big question mark is the team’s ability to perform on the Overwatch League stage. Like we have said before, O2 Ardeont was a mid-tier team at best in Korea. With more and more talent flooding the Overwatch League, it will be harder and harder for players to keep up. Meanwhile, having players like Neko, Envy, and Aid should help the rest of the team translate their game to the big stage.

Final Thoughts

Toronto fans have plenty of reasons to be hopeful for this season. There are definitely some holes in the Toronto lineup that need addressing, but there are still two more players to be announced. One option that the Toronto Defiant could consider, which has been rumored, is adding Joon-seong “Asher” Choi to the lineup. Asher would last play for the Los Angeles Gladiators, where he would fill the hitscan DPS role. However, with players like Lane “Surefour” Roberts on the team, it was hard for him to find consistent playing time. Hopefully, the Toronto Defiant management and coaching staff make the right choices for the team’s success.

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