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With Rogue missing out on a coveted Overwatch League spot, at least for the OWL’s first season, the NA org has announced the dissolution of its OW roster. A TwitLonger published by the team late Saturday night said that after failing to secure an OWL spot, they “had no option but to break up the most accomplished Overwatch team in the game’s history so that the players could accept offers.”
The future of Rogue’s presence in Overwatch is uncertain, but the Las Vegas-based org’s statement goes on to hint at future attempts to break into the OWL, saying “we will continue to pursue putting together more great teams in the future and hope next time to be able to keep what we’ve worked so hard to build.”
Per a report from ESPN’s Jacob Wolf, some players have been rumored to be incorporated into current Overwatch League rosters, with Terence “SoOn” Tarlier and Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson reportedly close to joining Immortals in Los Angeles.
Week one of the League of Legends World Championship is done and dusted, and each of the four groups are starting to take shape. The first round robin is completed and with EDward Gaming’s shocking 0-3 record behind us, a new, different kind of record took shape in the Group B match between Fnatic and Longzhu Gaming.
Fnatic, staring down a potential 0-3 record themselves, had attempted to pull out all the stops against one of the tournament favorites. However, Longzhu Gaming had a trick up their sleeve in the form of Nasus, a champion rarely seen in western competitive play. Using the Nasus to get a free lane matchup into Paul “sOAZ” Boyer’s Maokai, Longzhu closed the match in under 21 minutes, setting the record for fastest game at this World Championship.
Oh, and did I mention that was a perfect game? That’s right, the boys from LG did not give up a single kill, neutral objective, or tower as they rampaged through Fnatic. The cherry on top was their usage of Rift Herald at the end, which led to the special interaction where Rift Herald danced at Fnatic’s nexus, which no doubt exemplified the embarrassment felt by the team that placed first in the 2017 EU LCS summer split regular season.
Elsewhere, Group C concluded with Samsung winning against 1907 Fenerbahçe and G2 Esports losing handily to Royal Never Give Up. Finally, Group D saw Team SoloMid handed their first defeat against Misfits, while Flash Wolves continued their free-fall with a loss to Team WE.
The group stage wraps up next week, starting Thursday and finishing Sunday.