The Atlanta Reign nab the #3 spot in our power rankings, we break down their off season and look at their chances in 2020.
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 - #11 Guangzhou Charge - #10 Paris Eternal - #9 Hangzhou Spark - #8 Seoul Dynasty - #7 Philadelphia Fusion - #6 Los Angeles Gladiators #5 Vancouver Titans - #4 Shanghai Dragons
The Atlanta Reign came out of their first season in the League hot clinching their way into the playoffs and making it decently far.
2019 wasn’t the easiest year for the Atlanta Reign. Still, with memes, dreams and Daniel “Dafran” Francesca on their team, Stage One went well for the expansion team. As every other team settled into the meta, the Atlanta Reign fell to the back of the pack. The team struggled to pump out enough damage despite making the plays early in the year. But Andrej “babybay” Francisty picked up Dafran’s mantle and set the team on a redemption arc.
Bulking up for 2020
In the off-season, the Atlanta Reign trimmed the fat of their team and bulked up in the tank and support department. In addition to newcomer Anthony “Fire” King, Steven “Kodak” Rosenberger is now a full -time member of the Atlanta Reign joining Petja “Masaa” Kantanen and Dusttin “Dogman” Bowerman. The addition of Overwatch Contenders Korea DPS player Tae-Hoon “Edison” Kim from GC Busan Wave, the Atlanta Reign additionally brought Team Envy player Hugo "SharP" Sahlberg onto the team. Don’t expect the new talent to get much playtime, but rather learn from the current hitters on the Reign’s roster.
Who are you excited to see on the big stage this year? pic.twitter.com/Kyr0FyrXW2
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) January 13, 2020
Atlanta Reign 2020 roster:
- Blake "Gator" Scott
- Hyun-jun "Pokpo" Park
- Nathan "frd" Goebel
- Xander "Hawk" Domecq
- Petja "Masaa" Kantanen
- Dusttin "Dogman" Bowerman
- Anthony "Fire" King
- Steven "Kodak" Rosenberger
- Joon "Erster" Jeong
- Andrej "babybay" Francisty
- Tae-Hoon "Edison" Kim
- Hugo "SharP" Sahlberg