Houston Outlaws Sign OWL First Collegiate Player
The Houston Outlaws, one of the competing teams in the Atlantic Division of the Overwatch League, dropped its entire roster heading to the 2021 offseason for a rebuild. The Outlaws faced a disappointing run last season, and they’re determined to turn the tides around with the addition of new and fresh players that might just give them the edge when featured on Overwatch betting sites and several betting markets.
The Outlaws signed its first collegiate talent, Enrique “Joobi” Triana, for the team’s sixth signing of the offseason. Joobi is the first-ever collegiate player to join the professional competitive scene of the Overwatch League.
“Our eyes are on the future and the Outlaws have gone back-to-school for our next recruit. Please give a Texas-sized welcome to @JoobiVEVO, the first-ever collegiate player to go pro in Overwatch! #AnteUp,” said the Outlaws on its Twitter announcement introducing Joobi.
Although Joobi’s signing is still pending league approval, it’ll likely go through with no issue, hence the official announcements from the Outlaws and HU Storm. The Outlaws dropped most of its 2020 lineup after stumbling through the recent regular season and finishing in 16th place. With star DPS player Dante “Danteh” Cruz and João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles as lead players, the team has formed a solid roster with former Guangzhou Charge hitscan Lee “Happy” Jung-woo, flex DPS Kyle “KSF” Frandanisa, and Joobi.
About Enrique “Joobi” Triana
Joobi is an American Main Support player known for his impressive plays on Lúcio, Mercy, and Baptiste. He has been competing at the North American Contenders scene before joining the HU Storm, Harrisburg University’s esports team, in August. Prior to his NA Contenders career, he was a member of Second Wind, Maryville Saints, Simplicity, Wave Check, and Triumph.
Joobi didn’t last long in his college team before attracting Houston’s scouts, though he did help lead HU to the Varsity Series grand finals, his final amateur play before going full pro with the Outlaws.
Houston scouting of Joobi is a historical event in the league. The Contenders has been a pool for OWL talents since its launch, and Joobi is the first player to jump directly from collegiate Overwatch into the OWL system. This sets a good example for teams and organizations potentially looking for college players filling in roster spots.