Paris becomes the first Overwatch League expansion team to reveal roster
French team snags SoOn and ShaDowBurn along with Contenders talent
The Overwatch Paris team doesn’t have a name yet, but it does have a roster. The team revealed its lineup on Twitter, beating other expansion teams to the punch.
Among them are French players SoOn and NiCO, who are competing in the Overwatch World Cup Quarterfinals for Team France next week.
SoOn and ShaDowBurn both hail from existing Overwatch League teams. ShaDowBurn was one of the DPS for Philadelphia Fusion, which took second place in the inaugural season. SoOn played for the third place team, Los Angeles Valiant.
SoOn in particular was a star Tracer player and ShaDowBurn had great moments as Genji.
Finnsi, who will be Team Paris’ flex tank, was also a member of Los Angeles Valiant, but he didn’t play much in the previous season.
Most of the other team members were recruited from Overwatch Contenders, which features academy teams from the main Overwatch League organizations.
Unlike the other European franchise team, London Spitfire, Paris is picking talent from within the region.
But other teams seem to be following Spitfire’s lead. Shanghai Dragons recruited its new roster from Contenders Korea.
There are eight new expansion teams for Overwatch League Season Two, and so far we know very little about those teams. Only Atlanta has revealed its team name so far: Atlanta Reign.
Next on the list of reveals should be Toronto. Their official Twitter account teased their unveiling party on October 24.