The Overwatch League’s troubles continue as top team drops entire roster
Heading into 2020, the Overwatch League’s Vancouver Titans were heavy favorites to avenge their 2019 grand finals loss — but that now seems incredibly unlikely. Today, the esports club announced it has dropped its entire roster midway through the season.
The issue seems to stem at least in part due to complications around the league’s shift to an online-only format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While players and staff were originally based in Vancouver, the players relocated to South Korea, where the entirety of the Titans’ roster is from, once the league moved online.
In a statement, Tim Holloway, esports director for Titans owner Aquilini Group, said the shift created a number of issues that the club wasn’t able to work through:
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