| Tags: Overwatch
| Author Ophelie Castelot
Overwatch: Head Coach PaJion Quits Vancouver Titans
Coach Pajion mutually parts way with Vancouver Titans, the team we brought to the second place of the Overwatch League in 2019.
Minutes after the departure of off-tank player Hyeon-Woo “JJANU” Choi, Vancouver Titans suffer a new blow: Head Coach Ji-Sub “paJion” Hwang is also leaving the team.
Hello, Vancouver fans! Thank you all so much for your support. Unfortunately, it's time for me to leave Vancouver, and I've finished well with the team right to the end. I'll never forget the moments we spent together, thank you.
— paJion (@paJion90) April 30, 2020
Pajion is a key element to Vancouver Titans’ exceptional first record in the Overwatch League. Despite no prior experience in the Overwatch League, Vancouver Titans managed to bring the power of RunAway from the Korean Contenders all up to the Overwatch League's main stage. The Titans managed to adapt well to the League and defeat more experienced teams thanks to good alchemy and clever coaching.
Pajion and the Overwatch League
Hwang began his coaching career on Overwatch in 2017, he met the future Titans Min-soo “SeoMinSoo” Seo and Sung-jun “SLIME” Kim when he coached them and the whole BSG’s team. They placed 3rd in the Korean Open Division. Hwang then moved to Fusion University, the academy team of Philadelphia Fusion. As an Assistant Coach, he helped the team win the Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: North America.
When Vancouver Titans hired the whole Korean squad of RunAway from the Overwatch Contenders, they brought in another successful South Korean to coach the team. Pajion became Vancouver Titans Head Coach and led the team for their first steps on the Overwatch League. And this combination did not disappoint: Vancouver Titans won the Overwatch League 2019 Regular Season and placed second in the Playoffs. Moreover, the team currently holds the record for the longest regular-season matches win streak of the Overwatch League, winning no less than 19 matches in a row.
As the Titans were preparing for their match against Washington Justice next week, the team announced parting ways with both Head Coach Pajion and off-tank player Hyeon-Woo “JJANU” Choi. As other players removed Vancouver Titans from their social handlings, is it the beginning of the end for the team as we know it? Only time will tell, but the team might not perform as well as expected in the initial power rankings.