July 25th, 2018- The Dallas Fuel have signed Justin “Jayne” Conroy and Louis “Tikatee” Lebel-Wong as assistant coaches for the Overwatch League franchise, with each coach joining the staff full-time in September. Team Envy recently signed Ash “Chu” Long as the new Envy Overwatch coach in Overwatch Contenders.
Fueled by the mid-season addition of head coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins”, the Dallas Fuel finished Season 1 of the Overwatch League with an impressive resurgence to the group’s winning ways, earning a Stage 4 playoff berth. Envy Gaming Inc. is one of the largest esports organizations in the world, managing competitive teams and popular streaming personalities spanning multiple gaming titles while owning and operating the Dallas Fuel franchise in the Overwatch League.
Jayne is the current coach for Team Canada in the 2018 Overwatch World Cup, and has a background in content creation, aeronautics and gaming education. Tikatee most recently served as an assistant coach and analyst for FNRGFE, where he worked under then-FNRGFE and now-Dallas Fuel and Team USA Overwatch World Cup head coach Aaron Atkins.
“As we continue to build our confidence among the players on our roster and look to capitalize on our dynamic end-of-season success, Jayne and Tikatee will be tremendous help in rounding out the skills and focus needed on our coaching staff. We look forward to the both of them joining us in Los Angeles,” said Aaron “Aero” Atkins, Head Coach of the Dallas Fuel. “Both bring a remarkable aptitude for quickly analyzing gameplay and leave no stone unturned in breaking down footage and helping us create a culture and philosophy that will help our players improve and assist the team in reaching its goals.”
The internationally diverse Envy and Dallas Fuel rosters consist of the best talent from around the globe, with players, coaches and staff from eight different countries. The Dallas Fuel are led by head coach Aaron Atkins (@Aero_OW) and general manager Mat Taylor (@TazMo). In other Fuel coaching changes, the team announced analyst and assistant coach Emanuel “Peak” Uzoni will not return for Season 2.
“I want to thank Peak for all he gave to this team this year. He stepped in at a pivotal moment to fill a void for the Fuel coaching staff and we wish him the best as he pursues other opportunities in professional gaming,” said Mat Taylor.
Parent company Envy Gaming also owns and operates the Team Envy franchise currently competing in Overwatch Contenders North America: Season 2. Prior to joining Envy to coach the Contenders team, Chu most recently coached the Envision Esports roster.
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About Envy Gaming
Envy Gaming, Inc. is the owner and operator of popular esports franchise Team Envy and Overwatch League franchise the Dallas Fuel. Founded as a professional Call of Duty team in 2007, owner Mike Rufail has grown the Dallas-based organization into one of the largest and most-winning esports groups in the world. Today, Envy Gaming competes, streams and produces content across nine different titles including Overwatch, Call of Duty, PUBG, Street Fighter V, Paladins, FIFA and Fortnite. Envy was named the 2016 Esports Team of the Year.
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