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Your no-frills guide to post-season OWL roster changes

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The London Spitfire may have been crowned the champions of the inaugural season of the Overwatch League back in July, but the fun has just begun. On August 1st, the signing window for teams to renegotiate contracts with their existing League and Contenders players, as well as make trades with other teams, opened, and that window closes September 9th.

On September 9th, any Season 1 players not signed to a team become free agents, and then for another month, from September 9th to October 7th, Overwatch League expansion teams have an exclusive window to sign free agents. And finally, on October 8th, a free agent signing period begins for all teams. Each must have a minimum of eight players under contract by December 1st.

Needless to say, with a mere nine days remaining for organizations and players to renegotiate contracts, roster change announcements are being made left and right. And so without further ado, here is your no-frills guide to post-season Overwatch League roster adjustments.

Los Angeles Gladiators:
Luis Galarza "iRemiix" Figueroa released (announcementcomment)
Jun-sung "Asher" Choi released (announcementcomment)
Ted "silkthread" Wang released (announcementcomment)
Chan-hyung "Fissure" Baek transferred to Seoul Dynasty (announcementcomment)

New York Excelsior:
Joon-hwa "Janus" Song released; later joins Washington, DC (announcementcomment) (DC announcement)
Hyeong-seok "WizardHyeong" Kim released; later joins Washington, DC (announcementcomment) (DC announcement; comment)

San Francisco Shock:
Andre "iddqd" Dahlstrom released (announcementcomment)
David "nomy" Ramirez released (announcementcomment)
Daniel Martinez "dhaK" Paz released (announcementcomment
Dante "Danteh" Cruz transferred to Houston Outlaws (announcement; comment) (comment #2)

Boston Uprising:
Connor "Avast" Prince released (announcementcomment)
Woo-yeol "Kalios" Shin released (announcement)
Mikias "Snow" Yohannes released (announcement)
Stanislav "Mistakes" Danilov released (announcement; comment)

Houston Outlaws:
Russell "FCTFCTN" Campbell released (announcement; comment)
Matthew "Clockwork" Dias released, becomes staff member (announcement; comment)
Lucas "Mendokusaii" Håkansson released, becomes content creator (announcement; comment)
**Danteh joins (see San Francisco Shock)

Philadelphia Fusion:
Georgii "ShaDowBurn" Gushcha released (announcement; comment)
Jeong-Hwan "DayFly" Park released (announcement)
Joe "Joemeister" Gramano released (announcement)

Seoul Dynasty:
Heo "Gambler" Jin-woo released, becomes streamer for Gen.G (announcement)
Gi-do "Gido" Moon released (announcement; comment)
Jin-hyuk "Miro" Gong released (announcement
Seok-woo "Wekeed" Choi released (announcement
Jae-mo "xepheR" Koo transferred to Florida Mayhem (announcement)
Dae-kuk "KuKi" Kim transferred to Los Angeles Valiant (announcement)
**Fissure joins (see Los Angeles Gladiators)

Dallas Fuel:
Brandon "Seagull" Larned retires to focus on streaming (announcement)
Sebastian "chipshajen" Widlund released (announcement; comment)
Christian "cocco" Jonsson released, becomes assistant coach (announcement

Shanghai Dragons: joint announcement 
Junjie "Xushu" Liu released 
Wenhao "Roshan" Jing released
Yage "Altering" Cheng released
Zhaoyu "Fiveking" Chen released 
Peixuan "Freefeel" Xu released
Junjian "Sky" He released 
Gi-hyeon "Ado" Chon released 
Dae-min "Daemin" Kim released 

Florida Mayhem: joint announcement 
Johan "CWoosH" Klingestedt (comment)
Andreas "Logix" Berghmans (comment)
Tim "Manneten" Bylund (comment)
Sebastian "Zebbosai" Olsson 
Aleksi "Zuppeh" Kuntsi 
Joonas "zappis" Alakurtti (comment)
**xepheR joins (see Seoul Dynasty)

Los Angeles Valiant: joint announcement 
Stefano "VerboDisalvo released (comment)
Seb "numlocked" Barton released (comment)
Finnbjörn "Finnsi" Jónasson released
Christopher "Grimreality" Schaefer (assistant coach) released 
**KuKi joins (see Seoul Dynasty)

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Updated September 18, 2018 @ 4:44 PM PST

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