Aaron ‘Aero’ Atkins is stepping in the head coach role for the Blue Flame.
Aero is a proven Overwatch veteran, who’s coaching of the Fusion University lead them in an undefeated run all the way to the champion title of the recent Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: North America.
Before his dominant run with the University, he was the head coach for FNRGFE and the Overwatch divisions of Team SoloMid and Immortals (latter being the LA Valiant parent organisation). Teams coached by him achieved massive successes, including triumphs in the Overwatch BEAT Invitational Season 3, the PIT Championship – North America, and the NGE Winter Premiere.
Mike Rufail, owner of the Dallas Fuel commented:
‘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.’
The blue squad continues its contract with Atkins extends through Season 2 of OWL, and assistant coaches remain the current recruits - Emanuel ‘Peak’ Uzoni and Kang ‘Vol’Jin’ Min-Gyu.
Aero himself stated:
‘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.’