After just two months, Evil Geniuses has disbanded their Overwatch team according to an announcement over the weekend. After discussions between the players and team management, the team apparently felt that their “synergy wasn’t what it needed to be in order to progress.” Based on that, the team requested to be released which the management accepted.
Peter Dager, CEO of Evil Geniuses wrote
It’s unfortunate to see the guys going, but I’m excited to see what is next for them as they grow along with Overwatch. Talented and passionate players have always found homes here at EG and this team was full of them. I wish all of the guys the best of luck as they embark on the next journey of their esports careers.
Evil Geniuses go on to explain that this decision does not mean they have lost interest in competitive Overwatch play but that they are keeping an eye on the progress of Blizzard’s planned pro-League.
The decision to part ways does mean that Justin “Kayuun” Ha, Lucas “Peebimitsu” Nettesheim, Anthony “Goliath” Pietro, Elijah “Elkiea” Gallagher, Corey “Corey” Nigra, Carlo “Dcop” Delsol are now all free agents.
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.