Houston Outlaws

“Texas is famous for its hardy, self-reliant cowboy culture, where people live by their own rules.”

Houston Outlaws represent Houston, Texas in The Overwatch League. The franchise is owned by Hector Rodriguez, CEO of OpTic Gaming. It’s OpTic’s first team in Overwatch and, of course, they play in green and black.

Their roster consists largely of American players, many of whom featured in the USA World Cup team in 2017. They play in the Atlantic Division.

Players

DPS – Clockwork

Matthew “Clockwork” Dias is an American DPS player for the Houston Outlaws. With a history in Team Fortress 2, Clockwork was one of a number of players to join the Outlaws from FNRGFE.

He specialises in Tracer, Soldier 76 and McCree with Outlaws general manager, flame, praising Clockwork’s ability in one-on-one Tracer battles.

Links: Twitch Twitter Instagram YouTube

DPS – LiNkzr

Jiri “LiNkzr” Masalin is a Finnish DPS player. He joined the Outlaws from the disbanded Team Gigantti.

He’s a flexible DPS with ranged hitscan characters like Widowmaker and McCree as well as Genji and Tracer.

Links: Twitch Twitter

DPS – JAKE

Jake “JAKE” Lyon is a popular American DPS player who captained the United States team during the Overwatch World Cup.

He has a wide pool of heroes including Soldier 76, Pharah, Reaper and, as South Korea discovered during the World Cup in 2017, an impressive Junkrat.

Links: Twitch Twitter Reddit Blog

DPS – Mendokusaii

Lucas “Mendokusaii” Håkansson is a Swedish DPS player who joined the Outlaws from Cloud9. He is another flexible player who has seemingly mastered every damage character in the game. However, his Widowmaker, Hanzo and Soldier 76 are amongst his best.

Links: Twitch Twitter Reddit

Tank – Muma

Austin “Muma” Wilmot is a highly skilled American tank player who played with a number of his Outlaws teammates at their former side, FNRGFE.

He is highly proficient at Winston but can easily transition to Reinhardt when needed. General manager flame claimed that almost every other team in The Overwatch League was trying to sign Muma ahead of season one.

Links: Twitch Twitter YouTube

Support – Boink

Daniel “Boink” Pence is an American support player who also joined the Outlaws from FNRGFE. He specialises in Lucio right now but has a past specialising DPS projectile heroes like Pharah and Mei.

Links: Twitch Twitter

Support – Rawkus

Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty is an American support player who must be considered amongst the best in the world.

Formerly of FaZe Clan, Rawkus specialises in Ana and Zenyatta as well as being able to flex onto off-supports like Sombra.

Links: Twitch Twitter 

Flex – Bani

Chris “Bani” Benell is a Canadian flex-support player who also came from FNRGFE. Bani generally played Ana for the Corndogs but runs an excellent Lucio too.

Links: Twitch Twitter 

Flex – coolmatt69

Matt “coolmatt69” Iorio is a flex-tank who was a part of the American team in the 2017 Overwatch World Cup. Coolmatt is known for his D.Va play but can switch to the rest of the off-tanks as well as a wide variety of other heroes.

Links: Twitch Twitter Reddit

Flex – SPREE

Alexandre “SPREE” Vanhomwegen is a Belgian tank-flex player who joined the Outlaws from FaZe Clan. He is amongst the best Zarya players in the world but much like coolmatt69, can flex to other off-tanks and DPS heroes.

Links: Twitch Twitter YouTube

Staff

Owner & CEO – H3CZ

Hector Rodriguez is the owner and CEO of OpTic Gaming and their Overwatch League team, the Houston Outlaws.

COO – J

Ryan Musselman is the COO of OpTic.

General Manager – flame

Matt “flame” Rodriguez is former professional player who analysed professional player before becoming the Outlaws’ general manager. On his Twitch channel, flame told the story of how he got the job and assembled the Outlaws squad.

Head Coach – TaiRong

Tae-yeong “TaiRong” Kim is a superstar coach who played support for the South Korea national team during their undefeated 2016 Overwatch World Cup campaign.

Assistant Coach – MESR

Adam “MESR” De La Torre is an American former-pro turned coach.

Assistant Coach – HyeonWoo

Hyeon-woo “HyeonWoo” Kim is a South Korean coach.