Ever since the Los Angeles Valiant team announced its last-minute decision to move to the Asia-Pacific region for the duration of the Overwatch League 2021 season, consequently dropping all of its active roster at the same time, other teams have been desperately picking up the free agent players left over.
Lastro joins Toronto Defiant:
The Canadian franchise, Toronto Defiant, added Jung-won "Lastro" Mun to their team as the support line. Though Toronto Defiant has not unveiled the contract details and plans for future, Lastro will be joining the Defiant for at least the Overwatch League 2021 season.
We would like to confirm that the rumors are true! Join us in welcoming @Lastro_OW to our support line up - we're excited for you to join the Defiant family! #RiseTogether pic.twitter.com/xMCOM2nNDU— Toronto Defiant 🖤 #RiseTogether (@TorontoDefiant) February 11, 2021
Lastro has seen diverse success in the Overwatch League, as on the Los Angeles Valiant he achieved an eighth place finish in the 2020 regular season, and a 5th place in the Playoffs. Whether that success will translate to the Defiant or not, we just have to wait and see.
Shax joins London Spitfire:
The Danish player, Shax joins the London Spitfire after more than a year with Los Angeles Valiant.
London Spitfire has announced that it has signed Johannes "Shax" Nielsen.
The 21-year-old Danish player started his professional career back in 2017 and has played within the last three Overwatch World Cups. The other teams that Shax has represented over the years include Mayhem Academy, Orgless and Hungry, and Copenhagen Flames.