The #11 spot in our 2020 power rankings goes to the Guangzhou Charge, we look at the team's roster and their chances this season.
See also: #20 Boston Uprising – #19 Los Angeles Valiant – #18 London Spitfire – #17 Chengdu Hunters – #16 Dallas Fuel – #15 Washington Justice – #14 Toronto Defiant – #13 Houston Outlaws – #12 Florida Mayhem
It has been our pleasure to have had @HOTBA_OW @fragi @OnlyWish_ and @BischuGG with the Charge. Many thanks to all of them for their contributions to a great season in 2019. We wish them all the best in the future! pic.twitter.com/5t2LL8tXBv
— Guangzhou Charge (@GZCharge) November 11, 2019
November was a rough month for the Guangzhou Charge, with a majority of their roster leaving to pursue other opportunities. Tank players Wonja “Rise” Lee, Hongjun “HOTBA” Choi, Joona “fragi” Laine, and Hyungseok “Bischu” Kim all left the team in November. Another departure came from support player Lizhen “OnlyWish” Chen, who saw very little playtime with the Charge in 2019.
More news comin' at you… pic.twitter.com/uoWPCxxP7f
— Guangzhou Charge (@GZCharge) November 14, 2019
The strength of the Guangzhou Charge will come from their support line. Which they've built in the off-season through the additions of Qi “Wya” Haomiao and Alberto “neptuNo” González. The Charge already have support players Jung-yeon “Chara” Kim and Jin-seo “Shu” Kim on the roster. Two highly skilled Chinese support players who have created momentum for the team in desolate scenarios in the past. Overall The Guangzhou Charge roster is slim and offers little variation in their starting lineup — but a skilled few with phenomenal communication can be a redeeming quality.
The team’s Homestand event was cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in China. So far we've yet to hear how the outbreak may have affected the practice and well being of the team. This is an issue that affects the entirety of the Pacific Division and more specifically the China based teams in the League; who may have friends or family affected by the newest strain of the coronavirus.
This @GZCharge roster is charging into next season 💪
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) January 21, 2020
Guangzhou Charge 2020 roster:
- Ki-cheol “Cr0ng” Nam
- Seung-pyo “Rio” Oh
- Jung-yeon “Chara” Kim
- Jin-seo “Shu” Kim
- Alberto “neptuNo” González
- Ou “Eileen” Yiliang
- Jung-woo “Happy” Lee
- Charlie “nero” Zwarg