Team Dignitas Says Goodbye to Overwatch and Part Ways With Their Team

by Matt Best

(Photo: Blizzard)

Overwatch's competitive scene hasn't looked the greatest as of late. According to an official press release on Team Dignitas' website, the organization has decided to part ways with their Overwatch squad.

The release can be seen below:

Team Dignitas recently made the decision to part ways with its previous Overwatch team. The Overwatch team comprised of Marcel 'Veinless' Lehmann, Elvinas 'Evokje' Padegimas, Patrick 'Wat7' Marwal, Jose Antonio 'BromaS' Ramos Gonzales, Joshua, 'ToxikeN' Campos and Jiri 'LiNkz' Masalin joined Team Dignitas in August 2016. We thank the players for their time and efforts with Team Dignitas; they are now free agents and we are confident they will be successful in future endeavors. Team Dignitas is still committed to the game of Overwatch and remains optimistic about the long-term opportunity it presents for teams, players, spectators and fans.

The disbanding of the team means that all of Team Dignitas' former players are now free agents. That list consists of Elvinas "Evokje" Padegimas, Patrick "Wat7" Marwal, Marcel "Veinless" Lehmann, Joshua "ToxikeN" Campos, Jose Antonio "BromaS" Ramos Gonzales and Jiri "LiNkz" Masalin.

As alluded to earlier, Overwatch's esports division hasn't been in the best spot as of late. After a report surfaced that suggested Blizzard wanted an absurd amount of money for a spot in their league, Blizzard released a statement. Part of that statement included things like, "Our ultimate goal is to create an exciting Overwatch esports ecosystem, the pinnacle of which will be the Overwatch League, that’s accessible to a wide audience, sustainable, and rewarding for everyone involved." In regards to the monetary claims, Blizzard said that they wanted to, "Dispel any rumors that we're ignoring endemics. Anyone who knows Blizzard understands how deeply we care about the communities around our games. The league is built upon the best elements of endemic esports programs and traditional sports, and we're in active discussions with many teams and owners from both worlds because it will take a village to stand up a league with such an unprecedented structure."

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.