Mike Stubbs . People . Friday 14th April 2017 . 10:30
Arguably the biggest name in professional Overwatch has quit his team in order to focus on streaming.
Brandon "Seagull" Larned rose to fame when his Twitch stream exploded during the early days of Overwatch. He became one of the best players in the west and was signed to the NRG Overwatch team. At the start of the year the organisation announced it was rebuilding the team with Seagull at the core, but now Seagull has quit.
In an announcement post Seagull revealed that he will stay with NRG as a substitute player, and will stream for the organisation. He plans to return to streaming full time, but hopes to return to pro play when the Overwatch League starts up. Seagull said that his motivation for playing in “small online tournaments” was lacking, which was a big factor in his decision.
NRG has brought in Lucas "Mendokusaii" Håkansson, who formerly played for Cloud9, and a short term stand in, but did not mention if there was any intention to make this a full time acquisition.