The Atlanta Reign announced on Friday that they signed American flex DPS prodigy Garrett “Saucy” Roland. Saucy recently turned 18 on July 10th, making the young talent eligible to compete in the Overwatch League. Saucy is known for his affinity for Bastion and for his highly flexible DPS skills on heroes like Widowmaker, McCree, Mei, and many others.
Nothing better than adding a little bit of sauce to our already spicy roster lineup! 🔥
— Atlanta Reign (@ATLReign) July 24, 2020
Saucy has been an active competitor in the professional Overwatch scene since 2018. He started his Overwatch career at the age of 16 playing with The Dogmen – Akita, a small tier 2 team which has since shut down. While playing with that team, Saucy played alongside former OWL pro Gabriel “Swimmer” Levy who was most recently playing for the Boston Uprising, before parting ways with the Uprising in April.
In October of 2018, Saucy briefly played with the Second Wind Contenders team for about a month, before being signed by the Reign’s academy team, ATL Academy, in November of 2018. He competed with the ATL Academy until March of 2020, when the ATL Academy opted out of Contenders and went on indefinite hiatus, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saucy was a stand out player while playing with ATL Academy. In addition to his ability to play nearly any DPS in the game, he proved himself to be one of the best Zarya players in the North American Contenders league during the height of the GOATs meta. His versatile skill set made him an essential member of the roster and helped the team achieve high placements at a variety of majors. Most notably, he played a crucial role in the ATL Academy’s first place finish during the Overwatch Contenders 2019 Season 2: North American East major tournament.
Saucy will join a number of former ATL Academy teammates on the Atlanta Reign roster. Blake “Gator” Scott, Xander “Hawk” Domecq, and Dusttin “Dogman” Bowerman were all promoted to the Reign roster from ATL Academy over the past couple of years.
His promotion to the Reign follows on the heels of Andrej “Babybay” Francisty’s retirement from the Overwatch League. Although no one can truly replace Babybay, Saucy’s speciality in hitscan heroes will make him a useful addition to the Reign in Babybay’s absence.
The Atlanta Reign continued their qualification matches for the Countdown Cup this weekend, defeating the Boston Uprising on Friday in a 3-1 series. They currently hold a 2-1 qualification record, with +3 map differential.