The Dallas Fuel are an inaugural Overwatch League team from Dallas, Texas with a huge local and abroad fanbase in the OWL. This makes this OWL team a favoured Overwatch Bet. The Fuel compete in the Pacific West Division and are owned by esports organization Envy Gaming and Envy investor Kenneth Hersh. Their logo features the emblazoned word “fuel” with a flame in their signature navy and light blue colours. After a breakout first season, the Fuel have since struggled to achieve the same levels of success.
Dallas Fuel 2021 Roster
The current Fuel roster consists of 8 active players. They are as follows:
- Kim “Doha” Dong-Ha – DPS
- Kim “Sp9rk1e” Yeong-han – DPS
- Choi “Hanbin” Han-been – Tank
- Kwon “Fielder” Joon – Support
- Kim “Rapel” Jun-keun – Support
- Euiseok “Fearless” Lee – Tank
- Seungsoo “Jesce” Lee – Support
- Jung “Xzi” Ki-hyo – DPS
As roster mayhem insured after the end of the 2020 season, many teams opted to recruit new talent into the League from sources like the Contenders Series teams and other minor leagues. However, the Dallas Fuel instead opted to recruit veteran players who departed more established teams, like Xzi and Jecse. This strategy is likely to pay dividends for the Fuel, as these experienced players are already used to the level of competition in the OWL and will take less time to adapt to joining a new team.
Dallas Fuel OWL Achievements
In their Overwatch League debut season, the Fuel established their presence as a dominant team in the League. With they 10th overall record, they surprised views in the playoffs by losing to the NY Excelsior to tie for 3rd/4th place. But with such a strong finish, the Fuel struggled to carry this momentum into their following seasons, and have yet to record a placing as high as this finish.
After a disappointing 2019 regular season in which they finished with the 15th overall record, they found some redemption by finishing in the 5th/8th spot in the playoffs. The Fuel once again struggled in the 2020 season, failing to reach the podium in any of the 3 midseason tournaments and finishing in the 9th/11th spot in the playoffs. After these 2 frustrating seasons, look for the Fuel to seek redemption with a newly rebuilt roster come the next OWL season.