After a creative reveal involving hidden messages and YouTube links, the Florida Mayhem have signed Connor “Avast” Prince as an associate producer, the team announced on Wednesday.
“He’s here. We’re sorry, or you’re welcome. Please welcome the Mayhem’s new Associate Producer, @Avast_o,” the Mayhem account tweeted.
He's here. We're sorry, or you're welcome.
Please welcome the Mayhem's new Associate Producer, @Avast_o!
— Florida Mayhem (@FLMayhem) August 11, 2021
As a former player and caster, Avast has grown into a big co-streamer of Overwatch League content and a figurehead of competitive Overwatch. Through avenues such as the Bad Pachimari League, his Twitch stream’s subscriber tournaments and his league knowledge on Plat Chat, he has remained a popular member in the community. Now, he joins the Florida Mayhem after being part of the Dallas Fuel not too long ago.
Avast’s path to the Mayhem
After playing in the Overwatch League for the Boston Uprising in 2018, Avast left without any playing time besides the preseason. A lack of playing time on a great roster led to an eventual release. Instead of looking for another team, the sociable Avast went into casting. Starting in Contenders, he worked alongside popular casters, and notably did casting in the Overwatch World Cup. Around the same time, his Twitch co-streams of the Overwatch League grew in popularity. During that period, his community helped create their own tournaments, with creativity being at the forefront. His time casting came to a pause as he continued co-streaming live games.
Over that time co-streaming, Avast joined the Dallas Fuel as a content creator. He worked with other popular figures such as Justin “Jayne” Conroy to make content for Team Envy. After being released from Envy in May of 2021, he only remained organization-less for a short time. Now, he is with the Florida Mayhem, but not as a streamer or content creator. The reveal of his signing was creatively done, using an alternative reality game (ARG) to hide clues. Some clues included a link to Purple Rain by Prince, as well as using his old jersey number 13.
“I’m a content creator and streamer, but the majority of my job is helping president Ella Pravetz create shows and content to build out the various brands under Misfits”, said Avast. Considering this was something in the works for a while, not much will change for fans of his streams. Now, he can continue being part of the Overwatch League community and help lead another team to victory.