One of the most recognizable esports brands worldwide, Team SoloMid is allegedly increasing its portfolio by entering the competitive Overwatch scene.
According to PVP Live, sources close to the matter have confirmed that the North American organization has signed Kungarna to play under its banner next year. The roster in question recently took everyone’s attention when it placed second in the qualifiers for the ongoing Overwatch Winter Premier.
We’re about two weeks into the Premier event and so far, only three teams have qualified for the next stage. Kungarna is ahead Team Liquid and Fnatic in terms of points and is likely going to advance in the tournament. The roster has been praised by analysts for its strong teamwork and profound communication skills on the map.
Furthermore, the players of Kungarna are considered to be some of the best free agents in the Overwatch esports market who are not signed to any major organization. Previously, that honor was held by The One Percent, which got signed by Counter Logic Gaming over the weekend.
An official announcement from TSM should follow soon.
This will be the second time that Team SoloMid is entering the Overwatch esports scene. In August, the organization dissolved its Overwatch roster just two weeks after signing due to allegations of prior cheating in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by Nicolas “NicolasTJO” Aubin and Jake “TorkTJO” Lepoff.
As a move to protect the brand’s legacy, Team SoloMid owner Andy “Reginald” Dinh sold the roster to CompLexity Gaming and called it a day.
Despite releasing only this year, Overwatch has taken everyone by storm. It already features an impressive number of players and the competitive division is growing. With Blizzard’s plan to initiate an official Overwatch League next year, we’re likely to see more and more organizations fall in line to be part of that.