Team Liquid will disband its Overwatch team in a few weeks.
The esports organization is looking to sell its spot in Blizzard’s Overwatch Contenders, according to an ESPN report. However, all players will continue playing for the team, some in other titles. Shane “rapha” Hendrixson, Andrew “id_” Trulli and Tim “DaHanG” Fogarty will participate in Quake Champions at QuakeCon from August 24 to 27.
Keven “azk” Lariviere, who was recently unbanned by ESL from participating in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments, will most likely rejoin the CS:GO competitive scene again. The remaining players, Adam “MESR” De La Torre, Robert “shadder2k” Mocanu, and Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka (who is repping Germany in this weekend’s Overwatch World Cup 2017 group stages), will search for other opportunities in Overwatch.
It costs $20 million to enter the league. Liquid does not see it as a valuable use of its capital, according to the report.
Team Liquid is not the first to exit the Overwatch League due to the high cost of entry. Five pro-gaming teams dropped Overwatch earlier this year in May, with some citing entry cost as a factor in their decision.