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EnVyUs’ EFFECT decides to start practicing CS:GO, citing concerns about Overwatch’s future

EFFECT says he started playing CS:GO because of uncertainty about Overwtach's future.
EnVyUs Overwatch player EFFECT says he's playing CS:GO on the side because of Overwatch's uncertain future.

Kim “EFFECT” Hyun, the damage dealer for Team EnVyUs‘ Overwatch team, announced through Twitter on Tuesday that he will start playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive on the side, saying that he has concerns about the future of Overwatch.

“I decided to play CS:GO during the pockets of time after Overwatch practice,” he wrote. “This is because I’m concerned about the future of Overwatch. I’ll play Overwatch like I’ve always have, but in the time I play PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and Osu!, I feel like playing another FPS game will help me with my aiming and maybe allow me to have a future in that game.”

EFFECT’s concerns mirror that of many people in the Overwatch community. Major esports organizations have dropped their Overwatch rosters in recent months because of the unclear future of the Overwatch League. With little to no details regarding the league, it seems that even professionals are becoming increasingly unsure about their potential futures.

Apart from compiling a scouting list of players for teams, the Overwatch Contenders tournament, and the developmental league called the Overwatch Open Division, Blizzard is still tight lipped about details regarding Overwatch League. Ninjas in Pyjamas, Splyce, Team SoloMid, compLexity and Rise Nation — among others — have all dropped their Overwatch rosters. Evil Geniuses most recently left the game, though the organization plans to come back.


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