Rogue e-sports organization has disbanded its Overwatch team

Rogue, one of the various e-sports outfits that has maintained a pro Overwatch team in the past, has announced it will be disbanding its current Overwatch team due to its inability to qualify for Blizzard’s Overwatch League.

In a statement that it posted to TwitLonger, Rogue expressed its disappointment over having to disband the team, but also said it was the best move to make so that the players on the team could be free to find other offers within the Overwatch League:

“Today we’re sorry to announce that we will be breaking up the current #RogueOW roster to allow the players to pursue spots on OWL teams. We did everything we could to get the team a spot in OWL, including procuring the buy-in money and going through the whole approval process. Unfortunately, we were not accepted for Season 1 and had no option but to break up the most accomplished Overwatch team in the game’s history so that the players could accept offers. We will continue to pursue putting together more great teams in the future and hope next time to be able to keep what we’ve worked so hard to build. “

Rogue’s failure to qualify for the Overwatch League is a particularly sad note in the organization’s history since its Overwatch team actually did pretty well throughout 2017, finishing first in a number of events and placing fifth in the Overwatch Contenders run. Meanwhile, teams that did make the cut are already in the process of rebranding themselves as per Blizzard’s stipulations for being part of the league.