LDLC issued harsh criticism of Blizzard in an announcement regarding the disbanding of its Overwatch team.
LDLC announced Wednesday the Overwatch team will disband, saying the contracts of the players have all expired. The organization also wrote that it doesn’t wish to renew the contracts, citing disappointing results and the actions of Blizzard, the developer of Overwatch.
“The contracts of our Overwatch team have expired by the end of June, and we do not wish to renew them,” it reads. “Moreover, our results during the Overwatch Contenders and the strategic choice of Blizzard Entertainment, which (doesn’t) help clubs like ours to continue to invest in this game, make us decide to stop the story.”
Although a handful of teams have expressed their concerns about the lack of details about Blizzard’s Overwatch League, LDLC is the first team to publicly criticize Blizzard and cite the developer as a reason it’s dropping a team.
The German-French roster was made up of Guillaume “KabaL” Ettori, Hugo “WoRsS” Iwonttellu, Julien “Baud” Robert, Jeremy “Hqrdest” Danton, Richard “PiPou” Buscemi, Simon “Chubz” Vullo, and Anthony “ythnk” Danly. Over the course of two qualifiers for the Overwatch Contenders Season Zero tournament, LDLC failed to go beyond the round of 16 both times.