Toronto Defiant release key player
Daniel “Gods” Graeser is now a free agent
Four days ago, the Overwatch League (OWL) revealed the contract status of each player in the league. According to that list, the entire roster for the Toronto Defiant was classified as “team option,” which is a way of stating that contracts were up for renewal. In the case of one particular team member, that classification no longer applies, as Daniel “Gods” Graeser is now a free agent looking for a new home.
Graeser posted about his status on Twitter, stating, “I’m a free agent LFT OWL for the 2020 season. although [sic] my time on Defiant was short, I will cherish it and the experiences I had with my teammates and the fans I met. contact [sic] me on discord: gods#3086 retweets appreciated.”
Graeser was added to the team’s roster after stage three of the OWL Season 2 and was a member, along with Normund “sharyk” Faterins, of the squad’s Overwatch Contenders academy team, the Montreal Rebellion. He was an active competitor as a DPS player and a member of Team United States when it participated in the Overwatch World Cup in 2016. Since then, he has played as an off-tank for Gladiators Legion and Second Wind in Contenders.
Defiant hasn’t provided updates on what its new roster may look like. It confirmed Graeser’s status on Twitter, giving him a little bit of praise. It tweeted, “Your leadership, humor and hard work meant so much to us, your teammates and your fans.”
For others who appeared on the OWL list and for whom no contract has been signed or discarded, Defiant has until November 11 to make the final decisions.