2020 Atlanta Reign season

The 2020 Atlanta Reign season will be the second season of the Atlanta Reign's existence in the Overwatch League and the team's second under head coach Brad "Sephy" Rajani. The team will look to improve upon 2019 season, when they posted 16–12 regular season record but were eliminated by the Hangzhou Spark in the season playoffs. Atlanta will host two homestand weekends in the 2020 season – the first at the Coca-Cola Roxy in late March and the second at a different, undetermined location in mid-June.[1]

Preceding offseason

Organizational changes

In late October, the Reign announced the departure of player development coach Cas "Casores" van Andel.[2]

Roster changes

Free agents and team options
Role Player Contract
status
Date signed 2020 team
Handle Name
Damage Babybay Andrej Francisty Team option
Tank Daco Dong-Hyung Seo Team option
Support Dogman Dustinn Bowerman Team option
Damage Erster Jun Jeong Team option
Tank Frd Nathan Goebel Team option
Tank Gator Blake Scott Team option Atlanta Reign[3]
Support Masaa Petja Kantanen Team option
Damage Nlaaer Ilya Koppalov Team option
Tank Pokpo Hyeon-Jun Park Team option
Legend
     Re-signed/Retained by the Reign.
     Departed from the Reign.

The Reign enter the new season with no free agents, nine players which they have the option to retain for another year, and one player under contract.[4] The OWL's deadline to exercise a team option is November 11, after which any players not retained will become a free agent. Free agency officially began on October 7.[5]

Acquisitions

The Reign's first signing of the offseason was announced on October 31, when the team promoted tank Xander "Hawk" Domecq from their academy team ATL Academy. In addition, the team also announced that tank Blake "Gator" Scott would no longer be on a two-way contract with ATL Academy and would strictly play for the Reign.[3]

Departures

Roster

Atlanta Reign roster
Players Coaches
Role No. Handle Name Nationality Previous team
Damage 10 Erster  Jeong Joon  South Korea  Lucky Future Zenith 
Damage 13 babybay  Francisty, Andrej   United States  San Francisco Shock 
Damage 25 NLaaeR  Koppalov, Ilya   Russia  Last Night's Leftovers 
Tank 1 Gator  Scott, Blake   United States  GOATS 
Tank Hawk  Domecq, Xander   United States  ATL Academy 
Tank 4 frd  Goebel, Nathan   United States  Gladiators Legion 
Tank 6 Pokpo  Park Hyeon-jun  South Korea  Element Mystic 
Tank 7 Daco  Seo Dong-hyung  South Korea  Element Mystic 
Support 11 Dogman  Bowerman, Dusttin   United States  ATL Academy 
Support 66 Masaa  Kantanen, Petja   Finland  Team Gigantti 
Head coach
  • Brad "Sephy" Rajani

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (TW) Two-way player
  • (I) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injury/Illness

Latest roster transaction: November 1, 2019.

Game log

2020 game log (Overall record: 0–0)
2020 season schedule

References

  1. ^ Hayward, Andrew (September 25, 2019). "Atlanta Reign on 2019 OWL Homestand, Sponsorship Benefits of Having Team Home in 2020". The Esports Observer. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Scrubasaurus (October 29, 2019). "Reign part with performance coach Casores". Over.gg. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Scrubasaurus (October 31, 2019). "Gator and Hawk promoted to Reign". over.gg. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Morello, Matt (July 30, 2019). "2020 Team Needs and Player Contract Status". Overwatch League. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Richardson, Liz (October 4, 2019). "Overwatch League reveals player contract status for entire league". Dot Esports. Retrieved October 10, 2019.

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