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ATK Overwatch team departs from the organisation

14 October 2020 - 15:45 By Wessel Minnie
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.
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Last month, the ATK Overwatch team won the Overwatch by ATK tournament, taking home the lion's share of the R50,000 prize pool. Now, ATK Arena has announced their Overwatch team is departing from the organisation.

On September 22, the team's captain, Bandit, decided to step away from competitive gaming and Overwatch to pursue other passions, one of these being programming.

On October 12, ATK Arena announced that the whole team is now departing from the organisation. For those who don't know, the team was ATK Arena's first, joining the organisation all the way back in 2018.

ATK Arena explains:

"We are sad to announce the departure of the ATK Overwatch team from our organization. Overwatch was the first team to join the ATK esports family in 2018 - we are so grateful to all the players past and present who have worked so hard to make this team a success.

"We wish each and every single one of you the best in your future endeavours Trophy never be a stranger! You're always part of the family."

At the time of writing, no additional information about the departure has been revealed.

Despite the local scene not being as strong as it used to be, with Telkom VS Gaming dropping Overwatch from their annual leagues, the team fought on and became the undisputed top team in South Africa. They even placed 5th in a European tournament not so long ago, despite a ping disadvantage.


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