Cloud9 moves forward with South Korean roster for Overwatch League, releases North American players
Following a signing spree over the past few months, Cloud9 ended up with multiple rosters for Overwatch this year. However, only one may represent the brand in the Overwatch League next year.
The esports organization already featured a North American roster before picking up the former Laser Kittenz from Europe in August and then bringing on KongDoo Panthera from South Korea last month. Considering how the latter is clearly better in terms of skill, it is not surprising that Cloud9 has decided to move forward with the undefeated roster from the ongoing fourth season of Overwatch Apex.
The official website only lists Cloud9 KongDoo as its primary Overwatch representation. As for the original members from the North American squad, they have all been released by the management.
Posting on Twitter over the weekend, Daniel “Gods” Graeser announced the departure of himself and his teammates. He revealed that they were previously allowed to search for new opportunities even under their Cloud9 contracts. The players have until October 30 to find new teams before the deadline expires for the Overwatch League.
Cloud9 purchased the first European slot in the Overwatch League in August and will be setting up its headquarters in London. The first season is scheduled to officially begin in January, with a pre-season featuring exhibition matches set for December. A total of twelve teams will be competing for glory and honor. More details will arrive in the coming months.