One of the top World of Warcraft guilds in the world, Paragon, yesterday announced that they would be shutting up shop when it comes to competing for world firsts in Legion. As a Finnish-only guild, they found it difficult to have enough players that could speak the required language and had the commitment to the game needed to be some of the best in the world.
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The announcement came via the guild’s official site, where guild leader Seita posted a short statement saying that, “We have decided to stop raiding which obviously means we will not be a part of the world first race in Legion. In the end it came between going international, playing with suboptimal Finnish roster or quitting.”
Other options were considered, “For a while I was seriously considering going the international route, but in the end decided it was not worth the trouble for me. This question has been looming over our heads for a long time as it has always been a challenge to get a solid Finnish 20-25man roster together and this time there was no 10man option to bail us out.”
Paragon’s achievements are impressive, with a couple of world firsts on the most recent content in the game, and usually at worst second behind rivals Method, another guild who faced troubles in the past year and has now split in two. Take a look at their page on fansite WoW Progress to see just how long they’ve been at the top of the game, or the bottom of the official announcement for a full list of their kills.
As for what’s next, Seita isn’t sure, saying that “Going forward I have no idea if we will be playing WoW in any capacity in the future, we will have to see what is the situation when Legion launches. In the meantime you might see some of us in the fields of Overwatch.”
Here’s their final kill video from Warlords of Draenor, and possibly their last ever: