Kim “Birdring” Ji-hyeok has been a major off-season signing, coming fresh off of a London Spitfire championship team. Coach David “DPei” Pei has confirmed on the Tactical Crouch Podcast that the team will go more in a western direction. Despite this, Birdring commits to learning English and will be a part of the team moving forward. Critics question Birdring’s consistency, but us Yaters fans are hoping for the championship-caliber player we’ve known from two years ago.
Indy “Space” Halpern is the first of many major moves at tank. Having spent two seasons on the Los Angeles Valiant, the flex DPS is famous for his play on D. Va and Sigma. He has come in clutch for the men formerly in green on many occasions. His performance at the 2019 Overwatch World Cup has only proven him even more to be a top talent. Team USA took the gold in 2019 in a seamless fashion.
Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni is one of the two last remaining players on the original team back in 2018. Having been a Lucio and Mercy player, BigGoose has been a consistently skilled booper on Lucio in the past two seasons.
- Utility player Hydration became a free agent after two seasons on the Gladiators, signing with the Houston Outlaws.
- The sharpshooter Surefour also leaves LA after two seasons, being signed to Toronto Defiant.
- Void was the backup flex tank filling in for Bischu in the last two seasons, but he now joins the Shangai Dragons for the 2020 season.
- Roar leaves the Gladiators after just one season, becoming the current main tank for the Washington Justice.
- As mentioned earlier, Dallas Fuel acquired DPS player Decay in a trade in exchange for OGE.
- Lastly, the Gladiators parted ways with both Panker and Ripa after the previous season.