One of the early investors in the Overwatch scene was one of the newest organizations on the block, Splyce. The org was founded in 2015 and picked up an Overwatch squad, formerly known as Fine, I'll go McCree, in June 2016. The team had their fair share of ups and downs, but ultimately kept competing -- until now.
Splyce have decided to take a step back from Overwatch and rethink some things before possibly getting back in.
Andrej "babybay" Francisty, Michael "mykL" Padilla, Martin "Graceful" Wongprom, Luis "iRemix" Galarza, and Bradford "PYYYOUR" Ross are now free agents looking for new homes in the Overwatch scene.
However, it's more than likely not an issue of performance and players. Blizzard has been making moves lately on getting investors and traditional sports teams onboard for the Overwatch League. It's likely the money, or a possible out-bid for a city slot, is one of the many factors regarding Splyce's decision.
@br0cco Isn't splyce partnered with a major sports brand? Does this show that overwatch league is too expensive for even some sports owners?— Wei (@Weitoostrong) May 9, 2017
Regardless, best of luck to the players. Hopefully they'll find some new homes soon enough. Who knows, maybe we'll be seeing them on the Dolphins or the Patriots.
Photo via Splyce