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TSM drop entire Overwatch roster

The Overwatch League had a big part to play in the decision.

  • Text: Sam Bishop

Team SoloMid have been trying to create an Overwatch team for a while now, but that's no longer the case, as revealed by their player Taylor "b1am" Forrest in a TwitLonger post, where he says that the Overwatch League motivated the decision for the team.

"It's no secret at this point that ConnorJ and I have been working with TSM over the past few months to put together an OW roster," he explained. "Recently we had just closed in our final six after having trialed dozens of extremely talented players, but unfortunately (due to circumstances outside of our control) the team isn't going to come to fruition. After learning more information about the OWL ($$$), TSM decided that it'd be better for the organization to stay out of the competitive scene, at least for now. TSM and I have now mutually parted ways and I hope to be involved again in the scene very soon. I'm officially a free agent."

This isn't the first time the Overwatch League has caused financial concern for teams, as Reunited's squad disbanded back in January because the League conflicted with their financial model. Could this prevent more teams from competing in Overwatch?