Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson

Nick "Lesona" Johnson is an esports journalist with a focus on CS:GO and the OWL. His interest for esports started with CS:S and grew into a career as both an esports writer and an avid fan, giving him a unique perspective on both the casual and professional scenes. Twitter: @Lesona_

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Overwatch: Toronto Defiant adds Mangachu

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Toronto continued its additions today with the signing of Mangachu.


The Toronto Defiant announced earlier today that they have signed Canadian DPS star, Liam “Mangachu” Campbell. Mangachu is well-known in the competitive scene, with fans referring to him as the “silly hero specialist” due to his ability to play off-meta heroes like Mei, Torbjorn and Symmetra.

Mangachu first made his appearance in a major series when he played with Renegades in the Overwatch Winter Premiere. He then went on to play with the team during the Overwatch Carbon Series, where Renegades took home the bronze medal. After a successful run with Team Canada in the 2016 Overwatch World Cup, XL2 Academt picked up Mangachu He played with the team for all three seasons of Contenders 2018 North America. After another successful World Cup appearance with Team Canada, with the tea from the North landing 3rd place in the Bronze Medal Match, XL2 released Mangachu, but Mayhem Academy picked him up less than a month later.

Mangachu’s time with Mayhem Academy was short-lived, though. He helped the team reach the semi-finals of Contenders 2019 Season 1: North America East. Unfortunately, the team disbanded this May. This left many players without a team. In a short amount of time, a newly formed Contenders team, Revival, signed most of the ex-XL2 players.

It will be interesting to see where Mangachu fits into the lineup for the Defiant.  There is no doubting his flexibility as a DPS player and his raw talent. He will allow the team to throw surprises at the opposing squads if they plan it right.


Image VIA: Toronto Defiant

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