Premier Esports Organization OpTic Gaming Reveals the Logo, Team
Name, and Roster for Houston’s Overwatch League Team
HOUSTON–Premier esports organization OpTic Gaming has revealed the name of its
professional Overwatch League team, the Houston Outlaws. The
Texas-based team is made up of 10 incredibly talented players, hailing
from five different countries, all united by their drive to become a
truly formidable Overwatch League team.
The full team roster includes:
- Austin “Muma” Wilmot
- Matt “Coolmatt” Iorio
- Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty
- Lucas “Mendokusaii” Håkansson
- Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin
- Daniel “Boink” Pence
- Chris “Bani” Bennell
- Jacob “JAKE” Lyon
- Matt “Clockwork” Dias
- Alexandre “SPREE” Vanhomwegen
- Taeyeong “TaiRong” Kim
- Adam “MESR” De La Torre
- Hyeonwoo “HyeonWoo” Kim
- Matt “Flame” Rodriguez
“I’m incredibly excited to finally be able to reveal this roster, and I
could not be prouder of the final result,” said Outlaws General Manager
Matt Rodriguez. “Every player has such a distinct personality, and all
of them are pumped to be able to call each other teammates. The mindset
and the attitude of the team have been inspiring thus far, and we will
continue developing and promoting a winning mentality throughout the
inaugural season of the Overwatch League and beyond for the city of
The OpTic Gaming team, including CEO Hector “H3CZ” Rodriguez and
President Ryan Musselman, chose the name to honor the region’s
rebellious and fearless nature in the face of all challenges, channeling
its history and fight for independence to create a name and identity
that is as large-and-in-charge as its hometown.
To honor the community that has supported Houston Outlaws parent
organization OpTic Gaming so passionately, the logo features the iconic
green and black tones, embodying the Green Wall and the familial bonds
that the organization has built in the esports space. The star
represents the team’s pride in being a part of the Lone Star State, and
the combination of two revolvers forming a longhorn skull round out a
logo that symbolizes the strength of the team and the city it represents.
“We’re excited for the Houston Outlaws to join the Green Wall family,”
said Hector Rodriguez, who was born in El Paso, Texas. “All of our fans
live to compete—to be louder than everyone else and to deafen the
competition with our skilled play and enthusiasm. The Houston Outlaws
will continue our historical dominance in esports and introduce a new
meaning of ‘community’ to our fans in Texas.”
The Overwatch League from Blizzard Entertainment is the first major
esports league to feature a city-based franchise structure. Twelve
franchises from around the world, including the Houston Outlaws, will
make up the teams for the inaugural season. Built from the ground-up for
online and team competition, Overwatch® is Blizzard’s fastest game to
reach 35 million players. The Overwatch League will kick off preseason
play with exhibition matches featuring all 12 teams starting December 6.
The inaugural season will begin January 10, 2018 and run through the
first half of the year, with playoffs in July.
For more information on the Overwatch League, visit www.overwatchleague.com.
For more information on the Houston Outlaws, follow the team’s official
accounts for the latest news and updates:
About Houston Outlaws
Houston Outlaws is OpTic Gaming’s Overwatch League franchise and one of
12 teams competing in the inaugural season of the League. Founded in
2007 by CEO Hector Rodriguez, OpTic Gaming is an industry-defining
esports, media and entertainment organization that is widely known for
its passionate global community and perennial success across multiple
esports titles. The Houston Outlaws is a significant milestone in
OpTic’s history and an opportunity for the organization to continue to
shape the future of esports. Learn more and follow the team on the
team’s official YouTube page – https://www.youtube.com/Outlaws.
OVERWATCH, OVERWATCH LEAGUE, BLIZZARD, and BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT are
trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
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