Rogue were one of the most successful Overwatch teams in recent times. However their inability to get into the Overwatch league meant that the organisation is disbanding its roster. With star players such as Akm in the roster, this team would have achieved greatness in the Overwatch League.
The exact reasons why the organisation would not be able to make it to the OWL despite having the requisite $20 million is unknown. But this comes as a big shock to the community which definitely expected the team to be picked up in its entirety.
Statement Regarding #RogueOW
— KOI English (@KOIxENG) October 8, 2017
Today we’re sorry to announce that we will be breaking up the current #RogueOW roster to allow the players to pursue spots on OWL teams. We did everything we could to get the team a spot in OWL, including procuring the buy-in money and going through the whole approval process. Unfortunately, we were not accepted for Season 1 and had no option but to break up the most accomplished Overwatch team in the game’s history so that the players could accept offers. 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.