Brandon "Seagull" Larned has announced his retirement from the competitive Overwatch scene. Seagull rose to fame streaming Overwatch on Twitch in 2016 and has continued to be one of, if not the, most popular players in the competitive scene ever since. The move also marks his departure from the Dallas Fuel Dallas Fuel OWL Rank #18 over a year after he joined Team Envy in 2017.
I am no longer a professional OW player.— Brandon Larned (@A_Seagull) August 7, 2018
Returning to full-time streaming starting today.
While explaining the decision on his stream, Seagull stressed the difficulties he experienced due to his split commitments to the health of his stream and his competitive career. He also announced that his focus was now on being a full-time streamer and that he would be absent from the Overwatch League All Star game for reasons unrelated to his retirement.
For now, the player who will replace him on the Fuel is unknown. Head Coach Aero had this to say in the organisation's announcement post:
"The versatility, at a high level of skill, that Seagull brought to the Dallas Fuel this season is a model that all up-and-coming Overwatch players can learn from. His aptitude for the game is one of the best ever seen in Overwatch and he was a key leader both in and out of game for the Fuel. I wish him the best in his future endeavors."
The Dallas Fuel is now:
- Kim "EFFECT" Hyeon (DPS)
- Timo "Taimou" Kettunen (DPS)
- Dylan "aKm" Bignet (DPS)
- Pongphop "Mickie" Rattanasangohod (Flex)
- Christian "cocco" Jonsson (Tank)
- Son "OGE" Min-seok (손민석) (Tank)
- Sebastian "chipshajen" Widlund (Support)
- Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson (Support)
- Jonathan "HarryHook" Tejedor Rua (Support)
- Aaron "Aero" Atkins (Head Coach)
- Justin “Jayne” Conroy (Assistant Coach)
- Louis " Tikatee" Lebel-Wong (Assistant Coach)
- Kang "Vol'Jin" Min-Gyu (강민규) (Assistant Coach)
- Dong-hwan "Violet" Kim (Life Coach/Player Manager)