The North American esports organization Tempo Storm joined the list of teams that no longer have an Overwatch roster.
The official Tempo Storm website no longer lists its Overwatch team as it does its other esports athletes, which initially caught the attention of fans. The news was later corroborated when a slew of Tempo Storm’s Overwatch players wrote on Twitter that they are looking or open to joining new teams.
Now currently looking for team as Main Tank DM me if intrested and all RT's are appreciated 🙂
— Beasthalo (@Beasthalo_OW) July 23, 2017
LFT Flex Support / Flex. Able to relocate. RT's appreciated, DM"s open
— Cosi (@Cosi_OW) July 23, 2017
Looking for team once again! Hitscan / flex player willing to relocate and play anywhere (US / EU / Asia ). RT's much appreciated. <3 all. 🙃
— TwoEasy (@TwoEasyOW) July 23, 2017
I'm still under contract with tempo storm but i can explore other opportunity's DM's open & RT's are appreciated!
— DreamKazper (@DreamKazper) July 23, 2017
[NA/EU] Lucio shotcaller with a ton of experience LFT, willing to relocate. (DM's open) 😊
— Ludvig Håkansson (@Luddee_OW) July 23, 2017
There hasn’t been an official announcement from the organization as of yet, but it seems all but confirmed as the members are now able to entertain offers from other potentially interested parties.
Tempo Storm is now part of a long list of esports organizations that have decided to let its Overwatch roster go, such as compLexity , Splyce, Evil Geniuses, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and others. The continued trend of endemic esports teams dropping their rosters has become one of the chief concerns for fans of the Overwatch esports scene.
More details about the Overwatch League were revealed on July 12, as it announced the first seven franchise cities that were bought for $20 million. Among the buyers were major sports figures such as Robert Kraft, the owners of the New England Patriots, who bought the Boston city franchise, and entrepreneurs like Keven Chou, who bought the city franchise for Seoul, South Korea. The league hopes to increase the total number of franchises to 28, and is aiming to have the league start in late 2017.
Tempo Storm has previously dropped its Australian Overwatch team in May, with only its American roster in tact at the time.