Kyb steps back from REUNITED

In the last hour REUNITED have released an announcement on Facebook that their rookie-turned-star DPS Finley "Kyb" Adisi has "decided to take a step back from professional Overwatch for now". The rest of the team are currently en route to Seoul to compete in OGN's APEX Season 1 where they will be joining Rogue, NRG eSports, Team EnVyUs and a host of Korean teams to fight over a ~$178,000 prize pot.

REUNITED have no intentions of competing 5v6 though and already have fans frothing at the mouth in anticipation with the closing paragraph of the press release:

"Following Kyb’s departure, we have decided to immediately add a new player to the roster. He is currently travelling to meet the team in Korea. We will be announcing the new player shortly, stay tuned for more news tomorrow."

Kyb's decision to step back from the intense demands of professional esports comes at a time when top Overwatch players are facing up to the reality of a career that can no longer be pursued from solely their bedrooms or even their continents. Last month it emerged that Zaprey, another DPS wunderkind was going to pass on the esports dream and part ways with Misfits.

With intercontinental tournaments now the norm it's no longer enough to simply be an incredible player; you are expected to regularly travel the world and perform to the highest level, and at the opportunity cost of whatever else you may want to pursue in your life.

Kyb at the Overwatch Open

Kyb poses for the cameras at the recent Overwatch Open in Atlanta (Credit: REUNITED)

There's nothing to say that Kyb won't return to professional Overwatch at some point, but for now he will continue to stream under the REUNITED banner and cheer his boys on from the UK. He offered these words to his fans in his statement:

"I really enjoyed my time as a pro in Reunited but it all went so fast. I didn’t expect for it to go this well this fast. I need to take some time to think about it what I want to do in the future. Thanks to all my followers/supporters, I hope to stay connected with you guys"

The rest of us will be waiting patiently for news of his replacement.

#1
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Woah. Kyb had such a great story, sad to see him step back. Very mysterious who the 6th might be

Woah. Kyb had such a great story, sad to see him step back. Very mysterious who the 6th might be
#2
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Mendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:

Mendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:
#3
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honestly didn't see this coming...

honestly didn't see this coming...
#4
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AdmirableMendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:

I heard Mendo was already in the works of sorting another team, but it's been a while so not sure anymore

[quote=Admirable]Mendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:[/quote]

I heard Mendo was already in the works of sorting another team, but it's been a while so not sure anymore
#5
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I really hope that it's RYB and Unfixed is at last back on DPS. Him playing Zarya is ridiculous.

I really hope that it's RYB and Unfixed is at last back on DPS. Him playing Zarya is ridiculous.
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warroI heard Mendo was already in the works of sorting another team, but it's been a while so not sure anymore

I'm just feeding misinformation... everyone knows 2Easy is coming back!

[quote=warro]I heard Mendo was already in the works of sorting another team, but it's been a while so not sure anymore[/quote]

I'm just feeding misinformation... everyone knows 2Easy is coming back!
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AdmirableMendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:

Nah, they don't want those NA ults.

[quote=Admirable]Mendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:[/quote]
Nah, they don't want those NA ults.
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warroAdmirableMendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:

I heard Mendo was already in the works of sorting another team, but it's been a while so not sure anymore

Few trusted sources been rumouring that Mendo would be going to C9. Most of EU teams have said that Mendos ego is too big for eSports.

[quote=warro][quote=Admirable]Mendo is probably the best currently unsigned DPS with enough experience?

Could a NA player though :thinking:[/quote]

I heard Mendo was already in the works of sorting another team, but it's been a while so not sure anymore[/quote]

Few trusted sources been rumouring that Mendo would be going to C9. Most of EU teams have said that Mendos ego is too big for eSports.
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Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours

Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours
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Surefour did mention on his stream a few days ago that c9 was going to have changes . Not very sure whether he was joking or it was legit though. We'll have to wait and see

Surefour did mention on his stream a few days ago that c9 was going to have changes . Not very sure whether he was joking or it was legit though. We'll have to wait and see
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wangwangSurefour did mention on his stream a few days ago that c9 was going to have changes . Not very sure whether he was joking or it was legit though. We'll have to wait and see

Well they rejected a tournament invite to do team changes so i'm assuming we will be having quite a lot of them.

[quote=wangwang]Surefour did mention on his stream a few days ago that c9 was going to have changes . Not very sure whether he was joking or it was legit though. We'll have to wait and see[/quote]


Well they rejected a tournament invite to do team changes so i'm assuming we will be having quite a lot of them.
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GarvielwangwangSurefour did mention on his stream a few days ago that c9 was going to have changes . Not very sure whether he was joking or it was legit though. We'll have to wait and see
Well they rejected a tournament invite to do team changes so i'm assuming we will be having quite a lot of them.

Debett already left, Mangachu told in stream that Grego and Reaver going away too.

[quote=Garviel][quote=wangwang]Surefour did mention on his stream a few days ago that c9 was going to have changes . Not very sure whether he was joking or it was legit though. We'll have to wait and see[/quote]


Well they rejected a tournament invite to do team changes so i'm assuming we will be having quite a lot of them.[/quote]

Debett already left, Mangachu told in stream that Grego and Reaver going away too.
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MemeMendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours

Can you give proof from this? :D

[quote=Meme]Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours[/quote]

Can you give proof from this? :D
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SKYTRiXSHAMemeMendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours
Can you give proof from this? :D

https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/55yn0g/reunited_kyb_steps_down_from_the_roster/d8eyd5v

[quote=SKYTRiXSHA][quote=Meme]Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours[/quote]

Can you give proof from this? :D[/quote]

https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/55yn0g/reunited_kyb_steps_down_from_the_roster/d8eyd5v
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SKYTRiXSHAMemeMendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours
Can you give proof from this? :D

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos

[quote=SKYTRiXSHA][quote=Meme]Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours[/quote]

Can you give proof from this? :D[/quote]

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos
#16
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AvastSKYTRiXSHAMemeMendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours
Can you give proof from this? :D

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos

wait they've already started? no stream?

[quote=Avast][quote=SKYTRiXSHA][quote=Meme]Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours[/quote]

Can you give proof from this? :D[/quote]

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos[/quote]
wait they've already started? no stream?
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why didn't misfits sign ryb? I figured he would be signed after they won eleague

why didn't misfits sign ryb? I figured he would be signed after they won eleague
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got a feeling that major wave of roster changes is (especially if c9 rumors are true) coming for teams outside of top3, especially on the NA side of things

one roster I am keeping my eye on is NRG, because if they don't do well out in asia they could be a hot spot for some of these players

got a feeling that major wave of roster changes is (especially if c9 rumors are true) coming for teams outside of top3, especially on the NA side of things

one roster I am keeping my eye on is NRG, because if they don't do well out in asia they could be a hot spot for some of these players
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AvastSKYTRiXSHAMemeMendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours
Can you give proof from this? :D

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos

What made the qualifiers a shitshow?

[quote=Avast][quote=SKYTRiXSHA][quote=Meme]Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours[/quote]

Can you give proof from this? :D[/quote]

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos[/quote]


What made the qualifiers a shitshow?
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Rip Kyb, best of luck to you

Rip Kyb, best of luck to you
#21
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AvastSKYTRiXSHAMemeMendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours
Can you give proof from this? :D

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos

Okay, Well lets see what happens

Also MSi was bit badly made imo. Heard these guys we're just tryouts and its not going to be 100% their new roster

[quote=Avast][quote=SKYTRiXSHA][quote=Meme]Mendo has confirmed that it isn't him for anyone spreading rumours[/quote]

Can you give proof from this? :D[/quote]

We played C9 last night in that shitshow MSI tourney qualifier with the roster:

Mendo
Adam
KyKy
Surefour
Ryb
Kr4tos[/quote]

Okay, Well lets see what happens

Also MSi was bit badly made imo. Heard these guys we're just tryouts and its not going to be 100% their new roster
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Oh wow didnt see that coming...
Kyb did really well most of the time, atleast on his genji, so i thought someone else is going out when i saw Reunited's Tweet.
Excited for the replacement though.

Oh wow didnt see that coming...
Kyb did really well most of the time, atleast on his genji, so i thought someone else is going out when i saw Reunited's Tweet.
Excited for the replacement though.
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