Cloud9 releases its North American Overwatch players

Cloud9 will operate only one Overwatch team, Cloud9 KongDoo.

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Remaining North American Cloud9 Overwatch players have been officially released from their contracts.

Adam Eckel, Randal “Roolf” Stark, and Daniel “Gods” Graeser announced their departure from Cloud9 over the weekend. The players were previously able to search for new opportunities under their Cloud9 contracts, but have officially had their contracts terminated, according to a Twitlonger post from Gods.

Related: Cloud9 signs South Korean Overwatch team KongDoo Panthera

“Yesterday I got confirmation that Cloud9 has released my contract,” Gods said. “This means I have no buyout and no strings attached.”

The fate of Cloud9’s North American roster came into question when the Overwatch League franchise owner acquired South Korean Overwatch team KongDoo Panthera in September. Prior to its purchase, the organization also brought on the former Laser Kittenz Overwatch roster.

Cloud9’s Overwatch League slot was confirmed in August. Cloud9 KongDoo is now the only Overwatch roster listed on the Cloud9 website. With the rest of the Overwatch League teams, Cloud9 KongDoo will begin their Overwatch League journey on Dec. 6 with a series of exhibition showmatches. The regular season is slated to start Jan. 10.

Overwatch League’s roster confirmation deadline is quickly approaching. Players like Adam, Roolf, and Gods have until Oct. 30 to find new teams.