Team Liquid will drop its Overwatch team and will not pursue a spot in Overwatch League, according to a report from ESPN.
On top of dropping its team, Liquid is looking to sell its spot in Overwatch Contenders Season 1, according to the report, having qualified after its performance during Season Zero. This news follows Liquid’s July 13 announcement that four of its Overwatch players, Shane “rapha” Hendrixson, Tim “DaHanG” Fogarty, Andrew “id_” Trulli, and Michaël “winz” Bignet, would compete at Quake Champions at QuakeCon on Aug. 24-27.
As for the rest of the Overwatch roster and support staff, Robert “shadder2k” Mocanu, Adam “MESR” De La Torre and Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka, they will be looking for more opportunities in Overwatch.
Team Liquid became one of the first North American esports organizations to enter the Overwatch scene when it purchased the roster of The Life of Hanzo last April. The team earned a second place finish at Overwatch Contenders Season Zero and the Overwatch PIT Championship. Team Liquid is one of the most well known North American esports organizations and is owned by a large venture capital firm aXiomatic, which also received investment last month from Disney through the company’s accelerator program.