It’s normal for players to change teams, either by buyout or getting signed when they are free agents. It’s even common for a player or to to get traded to another team. What is NOT common, however, is for three teams to shuffle around their players between each other and yet, that’s precisely what happened when three Overwatch teams, Rogue, Misfits, and Luminosity, decided to tweak their rosters.
The whole thing involved Luminosity Gaming’s Kalle “Zave” Haag Nilsson and Tim “Mannetens” Byhlund going to Misfits in return for their Mikaël “Hidan” Da Silva, together with a former Misfit Jonathan “Kryw” Nobre. Also, Misfits transferred their Terence “SoOn” Tarlier and Nicholas “skipjack” Rosada to Rogue, getting Kevyn “TviQ” Lindström and Jonathan “Reinforce” Larsson.
In an article by the editor of Hollywood.com, Sam Lee, who broke the news in an exclusive, it is said that “All three teams involved came to the same conclusion that having teams composed of equally skilled members from the same regions, that speak the same language, would improve communication, team atmosphere and the overall effectiveness of the rosters long term.” According to the CEO of Rogue, Frank Villarreal, the focus of the trade was team chemistry.
From now on, the team rosters will be as follows:
Tviq (from Rogue, Swedish)
Reinforce (from Rogue, Swedish)
Zave (from Luminosity, Swedish)
Mannetens (from Luminosity, Swedish)
Sebastian “Zebbosai” Olsson (Swedish)
Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson (Swedish)
Michaël “winz” Bignet (French)
Dylan “aKm” Bignet (French)
Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson (French)
Jean-Louis “KnOxXx” Boyer (French)
Skipjack (from Misfits, German, but the player is learning French)
SoOn (from Misfits, French)
Arthur “EISSFELDT” Marx (German)
Alexandre “SPREE” Vanhomwegen (Belgian)
Bastien “SuperPlouk” Klau (French)
Vytis “Mineral” Lasaitis (Sweden)
Hidan (from Misfits, French)
Kryw (from Misfits, French)