With its double-revolver logo forming the face of a bull, it is instantly clear that the Houston Outlaws are a Texan team through and through. They’re one of the Atlantic Division’s six teams who will be competing in the first season of the Overwatch League. Here’s everything we know about them.
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Houston Outlaws team information
- Owner: Hector Rodriquez
- Hector Rodriquez is the owner and CEO of OpTic Gaming, a long-running esports team based in the USA. They’ve seen success in Call of Duty, Halo, Gears of War, and Counter-Strike, with a total prize earning to date of almost a million dollars.
- Division: Atlantic
- Social links: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
Houston Outlaws roster
The Outlaws roster includes some of the strongest North American players in the business, including several members for the USA national squad. They did put up a fight against the Korean team at World Cup 2017, but it doesn't make them favourites by any stretch. Their coaching staff, however, is extremely well chosen.
- Matt ‘Clockwork’ Dias, DPS, USA
- Jiri ‘LiNkzr’ Masalin, DPS, Finland
- Jake ‘JAKE’ Lyon, DPS, USA
- Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson, DPS, Sweden
- Matt ‘coolmatt69’ Iorio, Flex, USA
- Alexandre ‘SPREE’ Vanhomwegen, Flex, Belgium
- Austin ‘Muma’ Wilmot, Tank, USA
- Daniel ‘Boink’ Pence, Support, USA
- Christopher ‘Bani’ Benell, Support/Flex, Canada
- Shane ‘Rawkus’ Flaherty, Support, USA
The team are backed up by a large organisation of managers and training staff, including head coach Tae-yeong ‘TaiRong’ Kim, who previously led South Korea to victory in the first Overwatch World Cup. He’s joined by two other coaches, Hyeon-woo ‘HyeonWoo’ Kim and Adam ‘MESR’ De La Torre, plus general manager Matt ‘flame’ Rodriguez.
Houston Outlaws skins
The Outlaws have chosen a black and green palette for their team uniform, with silver/grey accents. Here's their jersey and t-shirt:
Like all team jerseys and t-shirts, these are purchasable on the Blizzard gear store.
Houston Outlaws schedule
Houston had an unsuccessful preseason, losing first to Dallas and then to the Seoul Dynasty. They were close matches, with neither team embarassing Houston, but it's expected for what is an unproven squad from a variety of backgrounds. They'll want to bounce back in the main event, but have some challenges in their first games against Excelsior and Fuel.
Season One - Stage One
- Thu Jan 11 @ 18:00 CT vs. Philadelphia Fusion
- Sat Jan 13 @ 15:00 CT vs. New York Excelsior
- Wed Jan 17 @ 22:00 CT vs. Shanghai Dragons
- Thu Jan 18 @ 16:00 CT vs. Dallas Fuel
- Thu Jan 25 @ 20:00 CT vs. Florida Mayhem
- Sat Jan 27 @ 17:00 CT vs. Los Angeles Gladiators
- Wed Jan 31 @ 22:00 CT vs. San Francisco Shock
- Fri Feb 2 @ 20:00 CT vs. Seoul Dynasty
- Th Feb 8 @ 20:00 CT vs. London Spitfire
- Sat Feb 10 @ 15:00 CT vs. Boston Uprising
Stage one title matches will be that final week on Saturday, February 10 at 19:00 or 21:00 CT - likely the earlier slot as that is the purpose of the Atlantic Division. With Tae-yeong ‘TaiRong’ Kim working behind the scenes, they could get there.