Hearthlytics Releases All Players: Suspends Operations

Faced with trouble incentivizing the players and pleasing sponsors at the same time, Hearthlytics has suspended operations.

Today, RJ of Hearthlyticsannounced through a TwitLonger post that the team would be releasing allplayers and suspending all Hearthstone operations. 

This occurred as a result oftrying to create an atmosphere where players could earn money bycompleting specific tasks instead of a normal monthly stipend. Thepost explains, “This is where we went wrong. We created a scenario where professionalswho were interested in being the best they can be at a craft weresuddenly doing outside-game or uncompetitive related tasks toofrequently for their liking.”

This leaves players who havebecome staples in Hearthstone tournament play without ateam, including JAB, Muzzy, fr0zen, APXVoid, andchandyland. RJ stated that inevitably, the players were beingstretched far too thin, which led to increased pressure fromsponsors. He specifically made the point that “the sustainand long term was just not there.”

With the suspension ofHearthlytics’ operations, this sees one of the scenes premier teamsdeparting from the competitive Hearthstone arena, leaving manymembers of the scene saddened. There was, however, a quick mentionof a rebranding and a possible expansion into a different gameentirely. We wish the members of the Hearthlytics team all the bestin the future and moving forward, hopefully to remain inesports.

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