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Tempo Storm drops its Overwatch roster

ELC Gaming will operate an Overwatch tournament.
ELC Gaming will operate an Overwatch tournament.

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.

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.


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