Overwatch prodigy signed at 13 years old


Contenders team Uprising Academy, owned by Overwatch League’s Boston Uprising, signed Michael “RhynO” Willoughby to their roster. Now being the youngest professionally signed Overwatch player, RhynO, officially committed to the Boston Uprising Academy team. After a recent top-four finish at the National Championship Series (NCS), he got recognized and officially signed by the organization. Michael is currently 13 years old.

RhynO is known throughout the competitive ladder scene, making his way up the rankings at a young age. He began playing at the time of Overwatch’s release and made a name for himself among both the tier three scene as well as the professional scene. He is recognized for being the youngest player with lots of untapped potential. It was only a matter of time before organizations noticed his skill and picked him up.

In the past two Open Division seasons, RhynO played on tier three teams American Revolution and team Odyssey. Overwatch veterans such as Brandon “Seagull” Larned and Min-seok “OGE” Son of the Los Angeles Gladiators even praised his ability in past streams.

In the upcoming Contenders season, RhynO will be playing Main Tank for the Uprising Academy alongside other new additions, Thomas “TAP” Alexander Prins and Alexandre “Phatt” Silva. At the age of 13, he is now the youngest Overwatch player to be signed by a professional esports organization. Fans are excited to watch him perform on the Contenders stage and look forward to great performances in his Overwatch career.

Written by Danny Nguyen

Featured image by Uprising Academy

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