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CLG parts ways with Overwatch roster

CLG parted ways with its Overwatch roster
CLG released its Overwatch team Thursday

Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) announced Thursday it has released its Overwatch team, citing that joining Overwatch League does not align with the organization’s goals.

“We provided a team house within a month of them joining, another cook to help prepare meals, and found an amazing coach,” the announcement reads. “Over the next several months the team showed that they could compete with the best in North America. There were doubts among the community at first, but eventually after consistently beating some of the top teams, there was no question that CLG Overwatch had made its mark. All of it stemmed from their hard work, dedication to practice, and inner drive to succeed.”

CLG signed its Overwatch team in December and competed in a handful of smaller tournaments throughout the year, including Enter the Arena: Overwatch and the Rivalcade weekly tournaments in North America. The team also managed to qualify for Overwatch Contenders Season Zero in North America, but finished ninth and failed to qualify for Season 1.

The organization has focused on finding new homes for its players for the past couple of months including its coach, who joined Immortals on Monday as an assistant coach. Although the future of CLG’s former players wasn’t detailed, some players have already found new teams while others are finalizing their deals, according to the announcement.

Despite letting go of its roster, CLG clarifies that it hasn’t given up on the scene yet, saying that it believes in Overwatch “as a competitive esport,” and that it looks forward to “seeing the competitive scene develop.”

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