Vancouver Titans Release TiZi Despite Strong Playoff Performance

TiZi filled in at main-tank nicely for the Vancouver Titans but was released following their Grand Finals loss to the San Francisco Shock.

Jang-hyeon "TiZi" Hwan isn't a well known name in the Overwatch League. At least, he wasn't until he was tasked with the job of leading the Vancouver Titans to a championship appearance. If his strong play wasn't enough for people to notice him, he made waves with his Winston impression when announced during the Grand Finals. Unfortunately, TiZi's rise to fame has been short lived as the Titans were swept 4-0 by the Shock in the finals and Vancouver recently took to Twitter to announce Tizi's release from the team.

TiZi has had an up-and-down career throughout the Overwatch League so far. He started out as a back up main-tank for the London Spitfire (eventual 2018 Champions) before being dropped by the team during the inaugural season. TiZi played with RunAway - the team that would eventually become the Vancouver Titans - before his time with the London Spitfire. Now, he had no choice but to play in Overwatch Contenders once more while hoping for an OWL roster spot to open up. TiZi played with the XL2 (New York's academy team) before eventually being signed to the Titans in the middle of the 2019 season.

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TiZi had the monumental task of taking over main-tank duties for the Vancouver Titans heading into the end of season playoffs. The Titans were the number one ranked team in the league and one of the favorites to make it to the Grand Finals. All season the Titans used Sang-beom "Bumper" Park as their main tank. His extremely aggressive style worked well with Vancouver as the entire team had the best synergy in the league. When the meta changed, though, TZzi was brought in to play Orisa on stage. The move worked well enough as he synced with the rest of the Titans squad right away. He helped lead the team to the Grand Finals where they were defeated 4-0 by the San Francisco Shock. Despite losing, TiZi played well not only in the finals but throughout his time with the Titans.

It's hard to imagine a scenario where TiZi doesn't get picked up by a team. He absolutely proved himself throughout the playoffs and on the biggest stage in the Overwatch League and would make a fine addition to any roster that is either still looking for a main-tank or needs a reliable backup. As of now, though, TiZi is still looking for a team heading into the 2020 season.

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