Shatter2k is a well-known European talent with a strong Twitch following and played for a number of teams before he was added to Liquid’s roster in February. He and Fury will enter free agency, while MESR will retire from professional Overwatch.
AZK will opt to resume his professional Counter-Strike career, as he has been un-banned from ESL and DreamHack events recently with the advisement of the Esports Integrity Coalition after initially being banned for match-fixing. He will team up with fellow unbanned players Sam “DaZed” Marine and Braxton “swag” Pierce to compete as GX in the upcoming season of the ESEA Mountain Dew League.
MESR was one of the original members of Liquid’s Overwatch team, as Liquid purchased the roster of Life of Hanzo in 2016. MESR will retire from playing professionally, saying that it was a thought that occurred to him more than once.
“To put it simply, I haven’t fully enjoyed playing Overwatch for awhile now, and with that I think my passion for the game and the competitive aspects have slowly dwindled or faded away,” he said in a statement. “I think this is somewhat noticeable if anyone has noticed my in-game level being probably the lowest out of any professional, somewhere below 300 last I checked. I’m not sure if I will return to Overwatch, but if I did it would probably be an a different capacity; an analyst, a coach, something like that.”