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September 1st 2017
Toronto Esports and HuK Say Their Goodbyes, Look to Bright Futures

Toronto Esports has today announced that Chris ‘HuK ‘ Loranger will be leaving his role as co-owner and general manager with the club. This follows news announcing that HuK has taken on role as President of Gaming for the newly announced Kraft Group owned Boston Overwatch League Franchise.

Huk spoke fondly of his time with the club in a statement:


“First of all let me say thank you to Ryan Pallett for providing me the opportunity to be part of Toronto Esports. Both as an owner and as GM it was an exciting and new path I haven't explored before. We as a company, and Ryan and me as people all grew together and learned a lot during our time together. I want to say thank you to all the fans, players, and staff over the time I have been with Toronto Esports and wish them the best in the future.”


The sentiments were shared by co-founder Ryan Pallett:


“Toronto Esports is sad to see HuK move on, but are equally as happy for him to be moving into such a fantastic opportunity with the Kraft Group. His knowledge and experience were key in seeing the company off to a successful launch, and a highly successful first year in competition. Together we have built a foundation for great growth and success in the years to come. On a personal note, I thank Huk for his hard work and commitment, congratulate him on his new role, and wish him the utmost success in his career going forward”



July 12th 2017
Jaru transferred to Envision Esports for undisclosed fee

 Toronto Esports has announced the transfer of Jaru to Envision Esports for an undisclosed fee.  "This was not an easy decision for the organization" said President Ryan Pallett.  "But, in the end we felt this was in the best interest of both parties.  Jaru is a tremendous young talent, and has a bright future ahead of him.  We are sad to see him leave, but we wish him the best and will be keen followers of his progress in his career."  Toronto Esports will now undertake the task of finding a new DPS main player, with tryouts already underway among a growing pool of global talent.



June 29th 2017
Jason "Jaru" White to help with EnVision eSports for the remainder of Overwatch Contenders Season 0

Toronto Esports is declaring today that DPS player, Jason "Jaru" White, will be on-loan with EnVision eSports in preparation for the remainder of their Overwatch Contenders run. Jaru will be in EnVision`s company for one week`s time. We hope that he will be able to perform to their high expectations, and be of considerable value to them this very competitive weekend.



April 29th 2017
A Look Back at Toronto Esports miracle run in the 2017 Spring NASCOQ

 Miracle on the Rift: Toronto Esports miraculous run into the NACS open qualifier finals
By Max Greenwood

Counter Logic Gaming. Echo Fox. Toronto Esports. One of those seems like an odd name out, but after an implausible run deep into the League of Legends North American Challenger Series (NACS) open qualifier late last year, the relatively new Toronto Esports is putting in work to solidify their name as a top-tier organization.

With a stacked roster of pros including Hexo and Guilte playing and winning tournaments every month on the main Overwatch team, Toronto Esports has an eye for talent. Although the Blizzard shooter is a main focus, League of Legends (LoL) has to be on the radar for any organization – it is the biggest game in the world after all. There is also widespread Canadian talent in the professional LoL scene, especially from this city. Team SoloMid starters Biofrost and Wildturtle are both from Toronto. Expanding into other games seems like a natural way to develop the Toronto Esports brand; still though, it took a hail mary message from the University of Toronto’s (U of T) LoL team for a connection to take place.

The idea of regional esports representation is distinctive and incredibly interesting. Most esports are localized entirely to one or two cities, such as Santa Monica, California for North American LoL. City representation has huge market potential but lacks support.

Gabe “Invert” Zoltan-Johan loves the concept of city-esports relationships. He is the current analyst for the U of T LoL team, and the person that first reached out to Toronto Esports with a strong assertion.

“If you’re committed to this regional project,” wrote Invert. “Do you want to meet to talk about the best LoL team in Toronto?”

Invert wanted more avenues for his team to succeed, more tournaments to practice in and more support from a real organization. Toronto Esports did a bit of research and confirmed Invert’s braggadocio: this team was indeed the best in the city.

The U of T team comes off as mechanically talented albeit a bit raw. The squad competed in the uLoL collegiate tournament in 2016 and had a fantastic regular season, but was knocked out by crosstown rivals York University in the playoffs. Determined to find victory, the team formed again in 2017 but lost multiple starters.
A newcomer was jungler Casey “YummiBananas” Woo. As this new 2017 squad adopted the Toronto Esports brand, Yummi was admittedly hesitant. “This was our first sponsor or pickup. We didn’t think we were worth it,” he said. “Anything would have been good for us because we were a small team.”

Those fears were laid to rest when they competed in their first tournament under the new representation. LAN WAR X took place in Oshawa, Ontario and Toronto Esports made quick work of it, winning outright and taking home $800. The prize was nice but it wasn’t the most important recognition of the night; the team now knew they were talented enough to not only represent their school, but also their city.
“What better way to represent Toronto then to wear that moniker of Toronto Esports?” Invert says, letting his city pride shine through. “Being that everyone is from this city and now a part of this organization, we’re showing what we can do.“
Yummi agrees. “There’s not enough professional esports in Canada,” he says. “I feel like playing for a city gives us a better image.”

After the LAN in Oshawa, the team wanted more of a challenge. Every year there are open qualifier tournaments in LoL, and the champions are invited to join the NACS, the league directly below the pros. Once you make it to the NACS, the League Championship Series (LCS) swings into view.

Toronto Esports registered for the qualifier with mixed hopes of what would happen. They wanted to win but at the same time gain experience against what essentially amounted to be professional teams, including CLG Black (Counter Logic Gaming’s challenger team) and Delta Fox (Echo Fox’s challenger team). These teams were a far cry from the low-tier players they matched up against in Oshawa; these were esports goliaths.

The team felt understandably hesitant on how they would fare heading into that December 2016 open qualifier. Invert remained confident though; even in the face of a potential CLG Black matchup in the second round.

“I have text message proof to the [Toronto Esports] owners when the brackets came out,” laughs Invert. “They told me ‘oh man you’re facing these guys?’ and I said ‘well I think we’re going to coast through.’”

Toronto Esports rolled through first round opponents CC Esports and moved on to play CLG Black. Invert kept the team motivated, knowing that Toronto Esports had beat four of the five team members already at Dreamhack Montreal earlier in 2016. At Dreamhack, Toronto Esports played as Flashpoint Air and CLG Black was Team Checkpoint. Toronto Esports knocked them into the losers bracket, and though CLG Black would claw back and win the whole thing, it was enough to instill confidence in the team for these open qualifiers.

When that first game against CLG Black came, Toronto stuck with comfort picks. It was a BO3 and CLG Black was predicted to not drop a single game, so Toronto didn’t have room to fool around with gimmicky strategies.

Right from the beginning, Toronto was dominant. Firing on all cylinders, Yummi showed his diversity as both a carry and a support jungler. In both victories against CLG Black, Yummi was involved in over 85% of the kills.

Invert sounds like a proud dad gushing over his son as he looks back on these second round matches, particularly game one where Yummi carried with Lee Sin.
“It was a clinic. [CLG Black] had no idea what was going on,” says Invert. “Yummi was curving skill shots around everyone. It was literally a joy to watch.”
CLG Black actually ended up trying to stop the bleeding and pick Lee Sin for themselves in game two.

“It worked well for us,” says Yummi. “When the second game came and they picked away Lee it gave me even more confidence to play better.”

The whole team played well leading up to the finals, with Yummi and teammate/ADC Terry “Erry” Park performing especially well. After breezing by squads ILYSB (Stripped) and Team Secret, Toronto Esports found themselves in the finals with a chance to become a challenger team in the Spring 2017 Split. The only thing in their way? Delta Fox, a team owned by Rick Fox with massive funding and resources.

“In the Delta Fox match, we all mutually agreed that our jungler and mid were skill-wise a lot worse than theirs,” admits Yummi. “Beating them? I’m not to sure, but we could have gone to game five.”

Though Toronto Esports came out firing, it wasn’t enough. Toronto fell in three straight grueling games. The games were tight, but Delta Fox controlled the map as their mid-laner Damonte played late-game carries and top laner Allorim brought out uber-tank Poppy all three games. As each game lasted on average more than 43 minutes, these scaling damage and tank team compositions were too much to overcome.

Invert was disappointed his team lost, but not because they played badly.
“[LoL developers] Riot Games did a disservice by allowing the finals to happen on west coast servers,” Invert sighs. “Any skill balance was thrown off by an imbalance of the lag that each team had.”

It’s hard to argue that things would have been drastically different if the finals were played in a LAN setting with 0 ping, but the principle is important.

“You leave the players with a sense of what if. That’s really devastating,” says Invert. “Players come out of it thinking they missed out on an opportunity because of things that were out of their control.”

Yummi chimes in. “We were at a disadvantage because of the tournament servers. We believe that was a big problem to winning.”

Unfortunately, this lack of agency is not new to Invert. “It’s a tough situation, but any solution needs to start from the top,” he says. “Riot needs to take more control on whatever is under the Challenger Series.”

The miraculous run deep into the Challenger Series qualifiers from Toronto Esports was over. From decimating established organizations all the way to organizational problems in the finals, there was a lot to learn and take home from the tournament. After the qualifiers ended, Toronto Esports parted ways with this University of Toronto LoL team, but it’s hard to believe that at one point this squad of mostly first-year students were three wins away from becoming an entrenched part of the storied LoL professional league.

 

 



April 23rd 2017
Toronto Esports release Dellor for breach of contract

 Toronto Esports has today announced the release of Matt “Dellor” Vaughn from their organization, citing breach of contract. The circumstances of the dismissal relate to an incident where Dellor used abusive and discriminatory racial language while streaming. “Toronto Esports is an organization built on inclusivity, and we have always had a zero- tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination.” Said President Ryan Pallett. “Immediately upon learning of the incident, the player was interviewed, admitted to the offence, and was notified that his contract with the organization was being terminated”



March 30th 2017
TO.Bloodmordius talks competitive Paragon with Max Greenwood

Interview with Declan Ballinger, captain of the recently acquired Toronto Esports Paragon Team

By Max Greenwood

MG: Tell me about your role with the T.O. Esports paragon team.
DB: So I play jungle in Paragon, and I’ve always played jungle in every MOBA I’ve tried. I worked my way through Paragon and eventually made my own team called Carbon Esports. We built up our reputation in tournaments like PCL [Paragon Competitive League]. Eventually we were noticed by Toronto Esports and they picked us up. We had one of the members of TO Esports contact us, and we just had a quick chat as they got to know a bit more about the scene. It slowly worked up to the acquisition and they picked us up.

MG: I, like many others I’m sure, are fairly new to Paragon. Can you draw a comparison to other games?
DB: Any MOBA really. Smite is probably the closest due to the third person perspective, but the nice thing about paragon is that it has the unique element of verticality. There’s a Z and Y-axis, going up and down, so you have to aim properly and have better mechanics in that sense so it’s got a lot of potential. There’s loads of little intricate mechanics that you can abuse in game. Just the simple mechanic of aiming up and down is a huge difference. Lots of dashes and jumps that go upwards so you have to predict these and you have to aim upwards. There are loads of matchups that are fun to watch in a 1v1. We’ve seen lots of demonstrations of this in the PCL with huge 1v1 outplays that are really hype.

MG: You are the primary shot caller of the team. What is your leadership style like?
DB: In general we’ve always had a more passive play style than any other team, we sit back and farm up a lot. We generally do everything a bit more efficiently then others. I call out rotations to my team, try to make sure they’re in the right lanes at the right times, where they need to go, make sure they get the most efficiency from their farm and call when we go for small objectives such as the raptors or if we’re going to invade their jungle and take their white camps or their green. We just get more farm then keep farming up until we get a slight lead where we can start to force more objectives. We prefer scaling up to late game, and that’s my objective when making calls.

MG: Why the conscious decisions to remain efficient and slow rather than take risks?
DB: We have gotten to the point where we can snowball on risks and capitalize on mistakes, but it’s very rare for that to happen. We know one mistake, especially against a very good team, can throw the entire game. At the highest level, teams make very few mistakes and good teams know how to snowball out of control.


MG: What are some other team strengths, and even weaknesses?

DB: My players are very mechanically strong. I’m very happy with their individual performances. They can 1v1 anyone in their according matchups, as long as it’s fair. They also know how to farm well. The only thing they can work on in general is just where to be and when to disengage but that’s what I’m there for. If there’s a bit more intuition it allows me to free up my time and I can focus on my own mechanics, because I do spend 80% of the game talking and making sure everyone is in the right place. That can be a bit cumbersome to the comms though.

MG: Whats the team’s prep for tournaments like?
DB: We do scrims almost every day. We put as much practice into those as we can and we make sure we have several planned strategies and several drafts. We have preplanned drafts for every threatening team, and then we basically just go into it and try to do our best with the best attitude we can. We hope we can learn more at this stage then flat out win it. It’s all good and well to win it but we need to keep learning at the moment until the scene grows and we get bigger tournaments.

MG: Can you tell me about the tournaments you’ve played as TO Esports so far?
DB: As soon as TO Esports picked us up we wanted to of course show our best. We didn’t want to test new things because we didn’t want to slander the name, so we went in with as much practice as we could and when we got into the finals against OxygenNA in our first tournament as Toronto, we were nervous because we had lost to them a few times. We snowballed out of control though, 2-0 with very nice wins and a really good start for us as TO and we’re very proud of it.

MG: What else in terms of tournaments is coming up for the TO Esports Paragon team?

DB: It always goes with the same three week rotation which we have had for the past few months now. It’s been the PCLNA tournament which is this weekend, where we play on the NA server, which is difficult for us being an EU based team, then the next week is the PCLEU tournament. After that is usually a free weekend, but that weekend is usually filled with some sort of community tournament. It’s not usually something we play as a five in, it might be something where we separate into individual teams and play with four other community members. We play a double elimination tournament over a couple days and it’s really good fun.

MG: Anything else to add?
DB: I’m very happy to be acquired by Toronto. It’s a huge thing for us; we didn’t see it coming really. We were very excited to get started with them. Especially being one of the stronger teams, we did feel like we deserved after everything we worked for. Big organizations are looking into the game so we hope there is a big future for it.

 



March 20th 2017
Cynic, Snow and Mac Sign for Toronto Esports Overwatch

 Toronto Esports is excited to announce that it has finalized it’s Overwatch roster with the addition of Cynic, Snow & Mac. Cynic, an experienced main tank has had various successes in his Overwatch career thus far and we’re excited to have everyone playing around him. Snow, the flex support from TeamOfSnow which later signed to Kingdom Esports & now Renegades, is coming off a brief break from esports, and since his return we’re seeing constant mechanical improvement. Lastly, Mac – coming from Method, as a main support he is phenomenal, his Overwatch IQ and positive attitude has been an instrumental part in our 3 tournament wins since we’ve finalized the roster.

Unfortunately, Toronto Esports has had to part ways with NGVisator. In Overwatch, teamwork is an absolute necessity for any successful roster. Unfortunately, we simply had too many different personalities on the team and couldn’t find the cohesion we were looking for. NGV is a phenomenal player whom I’m certain will have success in the remainder of his Overwatch career.

-John Strizzi, Overwatch Head Coach



March 14th 2017
Toronto Esports signs Paragon roster

 Toronto Esports have today announced their expansion into their 3rd title, with the signing of competitive Paragon team, formerly Team Carbon. "We are very pleased and excited to be entering into competitive Paragon" said General Manager Chris Loranger. "Paragon is a game with huge potential, and is a game we have been playing and enjoying for quite some time. In addition, the Carbon players share our philosophy of camaraderie and teaching within their community; they are a great group of guys, and we are thrilled they have signed on with us." Toronto Esports Paragon team will commence training immediately, with weekly tournaments already on the horizon.

 

Toronto Esports Paragon Roster:


BeCertified - Offlane
Bloodmordius - Jungle
Yo_im_Mikey - Mid
Nimp - Marauder
shadoN - Support
Undeadpilot - Sub
Rustrus - Sub



March 8th 2017
Toronto Esports partners with Raiders Esports Centre

 Toronto Esports Club and Raiders Esports Centre have today announced an exclusive partnership, the first of its kind in Canada. “All of us at Toronto Esports are extremely excited to announce our partnership with Raiders, the biggest esports centre in Toronto.” Said President Ryan Pallett. “It truly is a dream venue, that has been providing the best online and live esports viewing experiences in Canada. Soon, Toronto Esports will be bringing some of the best professional players in the world to Raiders. Together we will be creating incredible experiences for Toronto’s esports fans.”

“Raiders E-sports Centre is very excited to announce our partnership with Toronto Esports!” Stated Raiders Owner Daniel Hu. “We were inspired by Toronto Esports ambitious goal to become a local Esports team for Toronto’s top talent and to represent Canada. Soon, Toronto Esports will be bringing some of the best professional players in the world to our venue. We look forward to working together and creating incredible experiences for esports fans across Canada.”



February 8th 2017
Local talent Note announced as newest Toronto Esports player

 Toronto Esports has today announced the signing of professional Overwatch player Note.  "Note  is everything that you`d want from a professional esports player." said coach John Strizzi.  "He`s coming from Brother which has produced stellar results, he brings the right attitude and is simply dominant in-game if he`s left uncontested. He`s such a consistent player I think any esports organization would have jumped at the opportunity to have him play for them."  Note, who fills the Offtank/Flex role, has been incorporated into full team training as of last month.

 

 

BIO:


Note
Lucas Meissner
Age: 18
Hometown: Barrie, Canada
Position: Offtank/Flex

 



January 20th 2017
Onigod signs for Toronto Esports Overwatch

Toronto Esports announced today the signing of professional Overwatch player Onigod. The Norweigan player, formerly of Team Reunited, has signed shortly after the disbanding of the Europe based team.

"I think Onigod definitely brings a lot to the table in a multitude of ways” said Overwatch Head Coach Johnathan Strizzi. “He has the mechanical skill, he has the positioning and the experience. He gets along great with the rest of the team. It's not everyday you have a big-ticket player signing with a young organization. It should go without saying that we're extremely happy to have him. We are ready to put Toronto on the map"


General manager Chris Loranger, who was instrumental in the signing, was also pleased with the acquisition. “Today I am extremely happy to welcome our newest member Onigod to Toronto Esports. Toronto Esports has been around less than a year, but with the start of the new year we are excited to turn a new page and bring our team to the next level. With Onigod and some revamping of our old roster we will continue to strive to be the best team in Overwatch, with our main focus in Esports as a whole to be the most dominant Canadian and Toronto based team. We have some big plans coming up which we will be happy to share with you in the future, until then stay tuned and I hope you are excited as I am for what is coming up.”


Onigod, who will be moving into the Toronto Esports team house in February, also expressed his excitement at joining the team. “I am really happy to be joining Toronto Esports. I feel like we have lots of potential, and we are going to prove that soon. I’m also really excited about moving to Toronto and meeting all the members of the team and getting set up in the team house. I feel like we will have great success.”


Onigod will be integrated into team scrims as of this week, and will be preparing to move to Toronto in the coming weeks.

BIO:


Onigod
Stefan Bjørdal Fiskerstrand
Age: 19
Hometown: Alesund, Norway
Position: DPS



December 7th 2016
Lazykore wins 2016 Overwatch Player of the Year Award

Toronto ESports has announced Lazykore as the winner of the 2016 Overwatch Player of the Year Award.  "Congratulations to LazyKore for winning player of the year. Lazy since day one has a been a perfect example of what it means not only to be a good teammate but a good friend. He has worked hard, earned his spot on the starting roster after being a sub, and throughout what I can only assume was a frustrating process, has been positive and respectful to of all players and staff. Much love and congrats once again!"

Ryan Pallett paid tribute to Lazykore in this statement:  "Lazykore embodies the values that Toronto Esports was built on.  Hard Work, Dedication, and Teamwork.  There is no player more deserving of the 2016 Toronto Esports Overwatch Player of the Year Award.  Everyone, from the Players, to the Staff and Managers, today all pay Lazykore the utmost respect and honor.  Congratulations Lazy!"



November 24th 2016
Toronto Esports announce signing of top local League of Legends team

Toronto Esports has today announced the signing of the highly rated University of Toronto League of Legends team.

"We are more than happy to finally announce our next move in Esports!" said General Manager Chris Loranger.  "League of Legends has been at the forefront of Esports for a few years now and naturally we are very excited not only to sign a team, but a very talented and one of the best LoL collegiate teams in the world."  

Currently the top rated Eastern collegiate team, U of T LoL has been gathering recent momentum, capping off a strong summer by garnering a top 4 finish at DreamHack Montreal in September.

"I am personally very exicted to have the U of T League of Legends team joining us." said President Ryan Pallett.  "As an organization with local roots, for us to be signing the top local LoL team, and a great group of guys from Toronto, it just couldn`t have worked out better"

The full League of Legends roster will be as follows:

Alvin - Top

Yummibananas - Jungle

jhEEsh - Middle

Erry - AD Carry

JayJ - Support

Susice - Substitute

The team will entering competition immediately at the upcoming LANwarX this weekend (Nov 25-27) in Oshawa ONT. http://lanwarx.ca/  and will continue to compete for U of T in intercollegiate competition.

 



November 17th 2016
Arc departs Toronto Esports Overwatch by mutual consent

 Toronto Esports has announced the departure of support main player Arc by mutual consent.  "Arc has been a leader and a shot caller for Toronto Esports, I am sad to see him go but thankful for the time he has given us and wish him the best of luck, not only to him but his family as well" said General Manager Chris Loranger.  Further attesting to his impact on the team, President Ryan Pallett comments,  "Arc was a very important character on our team, and he will be missed.  He has been key in allowing our Overwatch roster to progress to high tier play.  We all wish him the best of luck in the future"  Tryouts are now underway for support main players, announcement will be made once a player has been selected.



October 11th 2016
Toronto Esports Overwatch qualifies for BaseTrade TV Cup

 Toronto Esports capped off an undefeated weekend with a 2-0 run that saw them qualify for the BaseTrade Overwatch Cup Finals.  After winning the Competitive Overwatch League Watchpoint Cup on sunday with a 4-0 run, the team looked to continue their momentum in the BBTV Qualifiers.  After receiving a 1st round bye, the team defeated Brazilian team KEEP gaming in convincing fashion, advancing with a 2-0 performance.  The qualifying match would see them face perennial top 15 NA team I`m Your Huckleberry, and the match lived up to its billing.  Toronto Esports opened with a convincing 3-0 victory on Nepal, but were narrowly defeated on Hollywood despite a strong final push after the first control point in the second round.  The third round turned out to be a nail biter, going down to the second runthough on Numbani.  On attack, with one final push, TES were able to win an extended all out brawl, to take the payload in the final seconds, clinching the qualification.

"I am extremely excited about our team qualifying for the second week of the Base Trade tournament" said team captain Miguel "Arc" Hernandez. "The guys and I have put in countless hours of work to make it this far and grow as much as we have. Ever since I joined Toronto Esports our goal has been the same. This tournament is just one step for us in the right direction towards where we want to be. There is a lot of work ahead of us and plenty of good teams to play, but I am confident in our body of work, and feel we are ready to face the challenges ahead of us. I couldn`t be more proud to be the captain of this team." 

Team management viewed this result as a crucial stepping stone for the team.“The basetrade qualifier was just the start, the team has a ton of potential that is yet to be unveiled” Said Overwatch manager John "Icy" Kazura.  "I am extremely happy to see our team performing so well so soon" Said General Manager Chris "HuK" Loranger.  "We have a great group of guys who have constantly been improving at an exceedingly fast rate. This is a small but necessary first step to reaching our goals of being a top OW team."

The BaseTradeTV Overwach cup Finals will air Oct 16, at 11:00 am EDT on  https://www.twitch.tv/basetradetv.

For more tournament info click https://www.basetrade.tv/basetrade-overwatch-cup2/

For final qualifying tournament results click http://www.gosugamers.net/overwatch/tournaments/11379-basetradetv-cup/3155-qualifiers/11381-qualifier-1/bracket



September 22nd 2016
Toronto Esports sign Hexo as new Overwatch Tank main

Toronto Esports has announced their new acquisition Sam 'Hexo' Bouchard at the Tank position. Along with this signing, will come some major role swaps for the Overwatch pro team.

"I am happy to announce that we are signing a very experienced player in Hexo. Not only is he a competitive OW player but former LCS owner." Said general manager Chris Loranger. "While we sign Hexo, our former tank player Arc will be moving to support. Arc is our main shot caller and saw himself being more effective playing the support role, something we agreed with. Moving forward we hope to see even more improvement from the team." Hexo, who has been training with the team for the past 2 weeks, will be inserted into competition immediately, with the team scheduled to compete in the GosuGamers North America weekly on September 25.



September 20th 2016
Bandit departs Toronto Esports Overwatch by mutual consent

Toronto Esports today has announced the departure of main support player Bandit from their Overwatch pro roster.

"It is with sadness and regret we are saying goodbye to our original main support 'Bandit'." Said General Manager Chris Loranger " Although the departure was mutual,

it is still something we regret to see happen. We wish Bandit all the best going into the future!"

A testament to his contribution, President Ryan Pallett comments "Bandit is a model professional, and someone who any team would be lucky to have. We are sad to see him leave, but understand

his desire to do what he feels is best for his career at this moment. We will continue to follow his career, and wish him the absolute best for the future."



September 15th 2016
Toronto Esports announces signing of DPS player Jaru to Overwatch pro team.

"It`s a great honor to be signing such a young and talented gamer." Said Chris Loranger. "One of the biggest obstacles with young and talented players are their attitudes, Jaru is someone who not only is a team player but has the maturity of someone far older. I am very excited to see how far he can go." Jaru will begin training with the team immediately, and is expected to participate in the GosuGamers North American Weekly tournament on Sunday, September 18th.



September 6th 2016
Toronto Esports announces Overwatch Pro Roster

After a lengthy selection process, Toronto Esports is proud to announce their debut competitive roster:

 

DPS/Flex-NGvisator twitter @NGvisator
DPS-Guilte twitter @TheRealGuilte
Tank- Arc  twitter @Arc2good
Support-Lazykore     twitter @Lazykore
Tank/Flex -Dellor       twitter @dellorlol
DPS - Jaru twitter @hiimjaru

 

We are happy to announce Toronto Esports, it has been a long time coming with a lot of hard work but we are excited about the future and will do our best to represent and make our city proud."  
-Chris Loranger, Overwatch General Manager



August 9th 2016
Chris 'HuK' Loranger joins as Toronto Esports Overwatch consultant manager

Toronto Esports has announced today their partnership with Chris “HuK” Loranger as Overwatch consultant manager. “Huk is a person who I’ve personally been a fan of for a long time” Said Toronto Esports President Ryan Pallett. “He’s local, living in Toronto, and that’s important to us, as we want to build a local club top to bottom. He is also a top 500 ranked North American Overwatch player as well as an established Overwatch caster, so I can’t think of anyone we would rather have for this job." “I am very excited to be part of Toronto Esports” says Loranger. “Overall Canada has always had a very strong Esports community, but it has been overlooked in many areas. Creating a local team for Toronto fans to cheer for with local roots is something I feel very passionate about." Huk will be tasked with helping assemble the clubs professional Overwatch roster and coaching staff.