Well, that didn’t take long: after just two months, Evil Geniuses have announced that they’re disbanding their competitive Overwatch team.
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“Effective today, Evil Geniuses would like to announce the release of its Overwatch team and the free agency of its members,” the esports organisation announces in a press release on July 1. “This comes after a dialogue where the result was one that both the roster and EG management felt was beneficial for all parties involved. Despite a strong early showing, players within the team felt that their synergy was not what it needed to be in order to progress, and requested their release.”
The decision comes after the team failed to get through the open qualifiers round for the North American Overwatch Contenders competition.
Peter Dager, CEO of Evil Geniuses, said in the press release that “It’s unfortunate to see the guys going, but I’m excited to see what is next for them as they grow along with Overwatch. Talented and passionate players have always found homes here at EG and this team was full of them. I wish all of the guys the best of luck as they embark on the next journey of their esports careers.”
Evil Geniuses ended the statement saying that it “would like to stress that this is not the end of our interest in competitive Overwatch, and we will be looking on to how the scene continues to develop.”
However, Evil Geniuses isn’t the only organisation to take a step back from competitive Overwatch. Fnatic, Team Dignitas, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Splyce have all stepped stopped fielding teams for the Overwatch competitive scene.