Representatives of the organization Rogue have informed their fans about the rejection of the Overwatch roster on their official Twitter page and all players had already received a status of the free agents. Such decision is linked with the organization not to be allowed to the first season of Overwatch League, despite all implemented requirements.
A comment of the organization on TwitLonger:
«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».
The roster was signed by the organization in May 2016 and in half a year, the team could win ESL Atlantic Showdown, APAC Premier, Overwatch TaKeOver 2 and a few small weekly tournaments in Alienware Monthly Melee and Overwatch Rumble series. In total, the roster could bring about $235,000 to the organization.
The former Overwatch roster of Rogue:
Terrence «SoOn» Tarlier
Michaël «winz» Bignet
Dylan «aKm» Bignet
Benjamin «uNKOE» Chevasson
Jean-Louis «KnOxXx» Boyer
Nicolas «NiCO» Moret