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Overwatch League franchise Vancouver Titans has released tank Hwang “TiZi” Jang-hyeon. This marks the Canadian esports organization’s first player roster change in the offseason, other than former assistant coach Harsha “Harsha” Bandi leaving for a head coach position on the Houston Outlaws. TiZi is now a free agent and looking for a new team.
Thank you @VancouverTitans for letting me be part of a great team, allowing me to have good memories throughout my short time here.
I also want to thank all the fans who have supported us all the way to Grand Finals.
I became F/A as of now and looking for a OWL Teams.
— TiZi (@Overwatch_TiZi) November 12, 2019
Vancouver Titans release TiZi
The South Korean player joined the Vancouver Titans in August, just weeks before the Overwatch League Playoffs. The former Guangzhou Charge Academy and New York Excelsior Academy player transitioned to a starting role and played in all four of the Titans’ playoffs matches. However, the team was ultimately defeated by the San Francisco Shock in the Overwatch League Grand Finals.
According to Overwatch League’s contract status rules, the Vancouver Titans had to decide whether to keep TiZi by Nov. 11. Since the team has kept most of its players, it will not be required to sign more. However, other organizations that do not have at least eight players will have until Nov. 15 to do so.
Titans support player Jun-Keun “Rapel” Kim is also a team option, but no further information has been disclosed about his future. TiZi has not found a new team yet, but some in the community are unsure if he will continue in the Overwatch League or instead go back to Overwatch Contenders. While TiZi showed great performance on his short stint on the Titans, the majority of his previous roles are on academy teams after leaving the London Spitfire during the middle of 2018.
The Vancouver Titans currently have tank Sang-Beom “Bumper” Park, DPS Hyo-Jong “Haksal” Kim, DPS Dong-Eun “Hooreg” Lee, tank Hyun-Woo “Jjanu” Choi, flex Min-Soo “Seominsoo” Seo, support Seong-Jun “Slime” Kim, DPS Chung-Hee “Stitch” Lee, and support Ju-Seok “Twilight” Lee under contract.
With the proven success during the past season, it is a no-brainer to keep the same core roster. Will the Titans pick up any new players? Let us know your opinion, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Overwatch coverage.
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Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.