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Cloud9 releases NA Overwatch players

Cloud9 released its North American Overwatch players

Cloud9 will go forward with only its Korean Overwatch roster and has released its remaining North American players.

Daniel “Gods” Graeser announced Sunday the organization released him of his contract, making him a free agent and following similar announcements from his teammates Adam Eckel and Randal “Roolf” Stark last week.

“Yesterday I got confirmation that Cloud9 has released my contract,” Gods wrote. “This means I have no buyout and no strings attached.”

At one point, Cloud9 appeared to have three different Overwatch rosters in recent months. It began with the North American lineup before acquiring the European team Laser Kittenz in August. The organization, which acquired the London franchise in Overwatch League, also put out an recruiting advertisement for Korean Overwatch players before eventually signing Kongdoo Panthera, which has since been branded as Cloud9 Kongdoo.

Cloud9 Kongdoo, which is now the only roster listed on Cloud9’s website, lost Tuesday in the semifinals of OGN APEX Season 4 and will next compete as Cloud9’s Overwatch League team in Season 1.

“Initially we tried out players across three three regions in an effort to build the strongest roster for OWL,” Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne said last week. “We ran into various obstacles during that process and in the end we concluded the best option was to acquire Kongdoo Panthera.”


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