Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel has announced that they have signed Aaron 'Aero' Atkins as a head coach for the team, who served as head coach for the Overwatch Contenders team Fusion University, which won the North American side of that championship, going undefeated in the regular season.
"We have a lot of respect for the success Aaron has achieved as a coach in competitive Overwatch. His work this year with Fusion University speaks for itself, putting together an undefeated run with players from across the globe who are playing together for the first time. And when we won Overwatch Contenders in 2017 as Team Envy, I remember being impressed by how focused and prepared Aaron had the FNRGFE team we faced in the playoffs. We're excited to bring his mentality, track record of winning, and the cerebral way in which he approaches the game to the Dallas Fuel," said Mike Rufail, owner of the Dallas Fuel.
"I want to build teams that are going to be the best in the world," said Atkins. "I strive to make sure my players are the best they possibly can be - both in how they prepare and perform in any given week, but also so they are ready down the line, six months or a year from now. Dallas has the components to be great, and I'm thrilled to go to work with the Fuel in the Overwatch League."
Aero's contract runs through the second season of the Overwatch League, and means that Emanuel 'Peak' Uzoni will move from interim head coach back to assistant coach, with Kang 'Vol'Jin' Min-Gyu (formerly Meta Gaming) also joining as another assistant coach.
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