Another rebuild of the Houston Outlaws may be on its way because the organization has been actively introducing three players, including the 2021 Overwatch League Rookie of the Year Se-Hyun ‘Pelican’ Oh, to other teams, multiple sources told Dexerto.
Sources said the Outlaws management has been in talks with multiple teams about the Overwatch League with the aim of offloading DPS Pelican and supporting Seung-Hyun ‘Ir1s’ Kim and Tank Min-Jun ‘PIGGY’ Shin.
Despite their best efforts, the Outlaws have not yet been able to find suitors interested in these players. The same sources also reported that the Outlaws were looking to transfer Pelican and PIGGY as an overall deal.
2021 Rookie of the Year Pelican is one of the players the Outlaws introduced to other teams
Sources have indicated that one of the main reasons the Outlaws are looking to ship three players is Dante ‘Danteh’ Cruz’s desire to return to his main role in DPS. The North American player, who joined the Outlaws in 2018, has primarily played for the Doomfist since Pelican arrived from Atlanta Reign at the end of last year.
The news will come as a surprise to many Overwatch League fans as the Outlaws currently sit fourth in the Western standings with a season-record 9-3, as have both Kickoff Clash and Midseason Madness. The team will face New York Excelsior on August 11 in their first qualifying match of the summer.