Run it back: Runaway Overwatch Champions Series roster revealed cover image

Run it back: Runaway Overwatch Champions Series roster revealed

Legends never truly run away.

Some legends never die, they just run away for a bit. If you've followed Overwatch esports for any amount of time then you've heard of Runaway, the prolific and short-lived Korean supersquad. Taking eight overall wins and seven runner-up medals in the Korean APEX division that predated the Overwatch League, the squad became a sensation. So much so that the then-nascent Vancouver Titans would pick up the entire squad as its first roster. Well, buckle up: Runaway is heading for the Overwatch Champions Series.

With the OWCS' more free-form format, a number of dream teams appear to be forming before the roster lock at the end of the month. This includes the new-look Toronto Defiant from NA and FTG Gaming in Korea. However, if Runaway has anything to say about it, their new roster may just run away with the Overwatch Champions Series crown.

Who is on the Runaway Overwatch Champions Series roster?

The newest version of Runaway is a talented group for sure, dead-set on shocking the Overwatch Champions Series. Let's run down the roster.


  • Kim "Mag" Tae-sung: Former Runaway member, last seen on the Seoul Infernal.


  • Kim "Prophet" Hyun-been: 18 year-old phenom and former member of O2 Blast.
  • Kim "ZEST" Hyun-woo: Formerly with Seoul Infernal.
  • Kim "JaeWoo" Jae-woo: 16 years-old, member of Xero in Contenders Korea.


  • Lee "LeeJaeGon" Jae-gon: Shanghai Dragons championship season standout.
  • Kim "vigilante" Joon: 19 years-old, from Talon in Contenders Korea. Briefly played for the Atlanta Reign.

Runaway in the right direction?

The Runaway Overwatch Champions Series roster is a mix of familiar faces, proven winners, and outright raw talent. The coaching staff includes Kim "Chara" Jung-yeon, last with the Infernal, and OG Runaway founder Dae-hoon "Runner" Yoon.

Runner has had an eye for talent multiple times in the past. Will lightning strike once more? We'll have to wait and see once the Overwatch Champions Series begins play next month.

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