Paris OWL sign three more players, featuring SoOn and ShaDowBurn at DPS
The Paris OWL organization continues to impress European fans with two huge additions to their already stacked lineup. Earlier this week, sources close to the team have divulged news of former LA Valiant DPS Terence “SoOn” Tarlier making the switch to his home nation following in the footsteps of other players from Eagle Gaming. While the roster is primarily French, owners of the team have made it clear this is an ‘EU friendly’ lineup and their addition of George “ShaDowBurn” Gushcha is a perfect addition to fulfill that identity.
All hands on deck
Last week was a big first step for Paris OWL as they made their first official signing with BenBest. After rumours of the team continuing to add players from Eagle Gaming, our suspicions were proven right as HyP and NiCO were also confirmed to be joining their native team.
In similar fashion SoOn has now transitioned into a new role for the Paris OWL organization, and joining him on the opposite flank in attack will be the Russian gunslinger ShaDowBurn. The third addition to the team has also been confirmed to be Harrison “Kruise” Pond as he makes his move over from Toronto Esports.
At this point, Paris OWL are now at nine signed players with more possibly on the way as uNKOE was rumoured to be joining his compatriot SoOn after previously playing alongside him at LA Valiant. Although these rumours did surface from uNKOE himself, there are no further reports to corroborate his claims, and at this point we have to take it as stream banter until official news comes out on the matter.
With all these moves being put in place, Paris have slowly but surely crafted a venomous roster with enough player potential to contest even the most seasoned Overwatch League teams. With a few months of synergy under their belts as a cohesive unit, they may become one of the more fearsome expansion teams to join the league, and their bringing a robust European fan base alongside them.
More to come
As the excitement mounts for all the player signings taking place during this free agent window, fans are still waiting anxiously for further announcements on the brand, logo and team name of all the new teams being introduced.
Now it seems like Blizzcon will once again be the revealing point for all the new features and format to the Overwatch League for Season Two. This year, the event is set to take place the weekend of November 2, which is also where all of the recently qualified OW World Cup teams will face off for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Blizzcon has routinely been one of the biggest moments of the year for fans of World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Overwatch, and with all the excitement and enterprise being funnelled into the league through expansion, the announcements will surely be an even more important part of the event than last year.