One of the biggest North American eSports organizations has officially pulled the plug on Overwatch, as its respective team becomes nothing more than a former short lived glory.
Team Liquid made the decision to drop its Overwatch squad earlier in August and now the organization has made a formal announcement of its departure from the scene. Most of the players are going to convert to other titles, while others are leaving for good.
Shane “rapha” Hendrixson, Tim “DaHanG” Fogarty, and Andrew “id_” Trulli will compete in Quake Champions, while Keven “azk” Lariviere will return to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Adam “MESR” De La Torre, however, will enter into retirement.
“After much deliberation, I think it’s safe to say I’m going to be taking an indefinite time away from Overwatch,” MESR said. “This is not a conclusion I’ve come to recently, as I’ve thought about this many times in the past. To put it simply, I haven’t fully enjoyed playing Overwatch for a while now, and with that I think my passion for the game and the competitive aspects have slowly dwindled or faded away.”
Both Overwatch players Robert “shadder2k” Mocanu and Kim “Fury” Jun-ho will be released from the roster while Team Liquid plans their future in the game. “We are confident that they will be able to find new homes, and we wish them luck in their future,” Team Liquid said.