Brandon "Seagull" Larned, a former Overwatch League player on the Dallas Fuel, announced he is quitting professional Overwatch.
I am no longer a professional OW player.— Brandon Larned (@A_Seagull) August 7, 2018
Returning to full-time streaming starting today.
Seagull announced his retirement Tuesday through Twitter and during a stream on Twitch. The Dallas Fuel confirmed his retirement.
Seagull mentioned how the more time he spent playing in the Overwatch League, he could not cater to fans through his stream. Likewise, paying more attention to his stream would hurt his time playing with his team. He could not find a balance to cater to both fans of his stream and the Dallas Fuel.
Seagull mentioned his contract with the Dallas Fuel did not expire yet, but he wanted to be transparent with fans and let them know he was not returning. He added he might not make the All-Star game, though it would be for reasons unrelated to his retirement.
We’d like to thank @A_Seagull for his time with the Dallas Fuel as he announces his retirement from pro Overwatch to focus on streaming and his community. We salute his impact on the league and game as a whole. ️— Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel) August 7, 2018
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Mike Rufail, CEO of Team Envy, expressed his thanks to Seagull. "