The Titans are Vancouver’s professional esports team in the Overwatch League, a fast-paced, first-person shooter released for Playstation, Xbox, and PC.
The announcement was made on Friday afternoon. Pending league approval, the new lineup consists of six players and four coaches. The players come from Canada, the United States, France, and Saudi Arabia, while the new coaches come from different parts of the US.
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The new Vancouver Titans are as follows:
- Randall “Roolf” Stark — Support — Canada
- Dalton “Dalton” Bennyhoff – DPS — USA
- Samir “Tsuna” Ikram — DPS — USA
- Atbin “Shredlock” Shirvani — Tank — Canada
- Alhumaidi “KSAA” Alruwaili — Off-Tank — Saudi Arabia
- Carson “CarCar” First — Support — USA
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The coaching staff will consist of one head coach, two assistant coaches, and an assistant manager for team operations:
- Steven “Flubby” Coronel — Head Coach — USA
- Ali “Pew” Anwar — Assistant Coach — USA
- Eric “Wheats” Perez — Assistant Coach — USA
- Justin Hughes — Assistant Manager, Team Operations — USA
Tim Holloway, director of Eesports for Aquilini Entertainment, says he’s excited for the new group to not only represent the franchise but also to engage and grow with the community.
“As a group they are excited to play for and engage with Titans fans in Vancouver and across the Pacific Northwest,” said Holloway in a written statement.
The Titans’ original players, which were selected from a popular Korean team called RunAway, mutually parted ways with the organization after challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new team will have to adapt quickly, as they have two games scheduled for the weekend. On Saturday, they’ll play the Washington Justice, and on Sunday, they’ll play the Florida Mayhem.