TORONTO DEFIANT SIGNS ITS FIRST CANADIAN PLAYER

TORONTO DEFIANT SIGNS ITS FIRST CANADIAN PLAYER

Liam "Mangachu" Campbell is one of two new players to join Defiant roster

JUNE 28, 2019 (TORONTO, CANADA) – One of Toronto Defiant's newest roster additions becomes the first Canadian-born player to sign with a Canadian roster and will make his Overwatch League debut tonight versus the Los Angeles Gladiators (10pm ET). Liam "Mangachu" Campbell, the 23-year-old from Oakville, Ontario is only one of four Canadian players currently competing in the Overwatch League.

While tonight marks Mangachu's first pro-Overwatch League match, he comes with some valuable experience, having played for Canada's Overwatch World Cup squad in 2017 and 2018, winning silver and bronze medals respectively.

"Mangachu's strong performances on XL2 and Mayhem Academy give us tons of confidence that we have landed on a quality and talented flex player who has spent a lot of developing his hero pool. We are really excited to have him and Logix join our squad as we continue to build a roster that will be competitive and entertaining to watch," said Jaesun Won, General Manager of the Toronto Defiant.

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Joining Mangachu on the new Defiant roster will be Belgium's 22-year-old Andreas "Logix" Berghmans, who played for the Florida Mayhem last season. Logix becomes the third player this season to be called up from the Montreal Rebellion, Defiant's Overwatch academy team. The other two Rebellion promotions were "Gods" and "Sharyk" who have helped move Defiant to a mixed-language roster as the season progresses.

As Stage 3 of the 2019 season continues, Toronto Defiant (7-10) currently sit in 12th place in the overall Overwatch League standings.

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Paulo Senra
Paulo Senra VP, Global Content and Communications at OverActive Media

 

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OAM is an integrated global esports and entertainment company that combines team ownership with audience engagement to better connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. OAM owns the Toronto Defiant of the Overwatch League, a League of Legends European Championship series franchise and recently won the rights to a Toronto-based Call of Duty League franchise  making it the world’s first esports organization to own teams in the three biggest franchised leagues. OAM recently fully acquired MediaXP, an esports-specific LIVE events company. It has also acquired two esports giants: Madrid-based, MAD Lions E.C., and Rochester-based, Splyce Inc. 

OAM is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.