Less than two months into the start of the Overwatch League's fifth season, teams are still making roster additions to fill critical positions, particularly those left vacant due to retirements and other extenuating circumstances.
San Francisco Shock announced today that it will be adding Colin “Coluge” Arai to its roster for the role of tank.
Coluge will have high expectations to meet as he replaces San Francisco veteran main tank Matthew “super” DeLisi, who retired from competitive play on March 27.
Coluge has been a part of the North American Overwatch scene since 2017 and has played for Overwatch Contenders teams such as Second Wind, American Tornado, DarkMode NA, and Bobby Wasabi. He was recruited to Maryville Esports, which participated in the Overwatch Collegiate tournaments in January.
He was also part of the original GOATS roster in Contenders alongside Atlanta Reign tank Blake “Gator” Scott, who popularized the team composition that dominated the Overwatch scene in 2018 and 2019.
Despite the ban being challenged, Coluge was banned from professional Overwatch in 2018 and has a controversial history in the Overwatch community. In the early years of his career, Coluge was widely criticized for toxic and sexist statements.
We look forward to seeing if Coluge will live up to expectations at Shock.