Earlier this morning, REUNITED announced on Twitter that the organization is going to be “ceasing all operations” and shutting down.
— REUNITED (@REUNITEDgg) January 9, 2017
Shortly thereafter, we see that Thomas “Morte” Kerbusch announced that the former REUNITED Overwatch roster plans to stick together and they will be looking for a new organization to play under. Morte was the captain of the team and also a co-founder of REUNITED.
@REUNITEDgg is closing down, but we (the Overwatch team) are sticking together and are looking for a new home.
DMs are open & please RT!
— Morte (@MorteOW) January 9, 2017
This would be a great shot for an organization trying to make its way into Overwatch to get a solid roster from the get-go. However, the current ex-REUNITED roster only comes as a four-man team right now due to REUNITED getting rid of Stefan “ONIGOD” Fiskerstrand and Sergi “Winghaven” Torras back on Jan. 6. The remaining roster consists of:
- Thomas “Morte” Kerbusch – Support
- Harrison “Kruze” Pond – Flex
- Andrei “uNFixed” Leonov – Flex
- Hendrick-Williams “vallutaja” Kinks – DPS
Rumors are circulating that the end to this organization came due to uncertainties based on how Blizzard plans to run its pro league, and the fact that nothing has really been announced yet. REUNITED also states that regardless of their choice, there are no hard feelings against Blizzard.
We will be sure to bring you more information as this situation develops.
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