“We’d like to thank the players and staff for their hard work while part of the #HAMFAM and wish the best of luck to the incredibly talented Fischer, Shaz, Snizzlenose, ChrisTFer, Nesh, tomzeY, Kirby, and RaptorZ,” the announcement reads. “We look forward to each of their performances within the upcoming Overwatch League!”
The announcement also stressed this wasn’t necessarily a final goodbye from the org, which will “be closely monitoring OWL’s next developments,” and could potentially make another try at professional Overwatch. The former members of Hammer Esports, Mads “Fischer” Jehg, Erik “Snizzlenose” Hedåker, Christopher “ChrisTFer” Graham, Tamás “tomzeY” Bordás, Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara, and Herman “Nesh” Kobrin, are now free agents.
The organization’s time in Overwatch was rather short, clocking in at slightly less than a year. The team has had three rosters underneath its banner, two of which were a full NA roster. The second roster is of note in particular, as it was acquired by Luminosity Gaming in March and became Luminosity Gaming Evil. That roster is still active.
Hammer’s announcement comes less than a week after Laser Kittenz released two players to let them pursue Overwatch League opportunities. The free agent signing period begins today for the seven Overwatch League teams, so there could be more teams doing the same.