The Toronto Defiant‘s 2021 Overwatch League lineup is obtaining a bit extra piled every day. Previous Seoul Dynasty off-tank Choi “Michelle” Min-hyuk signed up with the organization today.
Michelle signed with the Seoul Dynasty in late 2018 after being in the Overwatch Contenders Korea groups like Ardeont and also Lucky Future Zenith. In his 2 years with the squad, Michelle was a regularly excellent off-tank, understanding heroes like D.Va and also Sigma. He had a significant time with the Dynasty throughout the 2020 period, yet had not been played throughout the Dynasty’s Grand Finals series versus the San Francisco Shock.
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The official Twitter account of Toronto Defiant writes, “Welcome @M1chelle_ow to our roster as the Off-Tank for the 2021 season! *Pending League Approval #RiseTogether.” Michelle also acknowledged his signing on his social media account saying, “Hello, I’m joining Toronto Defiant for 2021 season. I will do my best to make the team shine!”
The 20-year old pro has been in the eSports scene since 2017 when he played for MiraGe Gaming. Afterward, he signed with Ardeont and Lucky Future Zenith as their off-tank player. In 2018, he was scouted by his home team Seoul Dynasty and played for the team in two seasons. Some Defiant fans are questioning the management’s move with Michelle. One fan defended the Korean pro and reminding everybody that Michelle was a top-tier off-tank in OWL season 2. “He has a high ceiling and played under KDG before and is going to make your team good. Especially with Sado as his tank partner,” the Twitter user writes.
After being officially ousted by the Seoul Dynasty on November 20, the Toronto Defiant stroked in to authorize Michelle to its 2021 lineup. He signs up with previous Philadelphia Fusion tank Kim “Sado” Su-min and also Adam “Beast” Denton in the Defiant’s tanking lineup.
Toronto has actually been active throughout the offseason, freeing the majority of its 2020 lineup and also refilling the slots with mostly-Korean players. 2021 Defiant seem a diverse mix of tried and tested pros, like DPS Andreas “Logix” Berghmans and also ex-Philadelphia Fusion DPS Jeong “Heesu” Hee-Su, in addition to novice standouts like flex healer Park “Aztac” Jeong-soo.
As mentioned, his former team, the Dynasty, faced the San Francisco Shock in the Grand Finals series. Though they were in the middle of the pack during the regular season at 12th place, Seoul handed several 3-0s to their opponents except for the Shanghai Dragons. Defiant, on the other hand, was at 15th placed and finished their playoffs campaign at round 2 after facing the LA Gladiators.