I'm kinda sad not just because Seagull is leaving the active roster, but also because I think he is right on saying that the pro scene is at limbo right now. I must admit that even as a viewer, I have lost interest in tournaments recently. Sometimes I just open the front page of over.gg just to see what the score was instead of watching the whole match.
The whole western scene in my own opinion, besides two or maybe three teams, looks very inconsistent at the moment. I may be wrong, but I think it was Jason Kaplan that said on a podcast that it seems every month there's a team that rises to the top, makes people talk about them been one of the best, making threads of "holy shit, x team is the best team in NA" and then suddenly disappearing or it simply falling down and replaced by another "upcoming great team".
It happened with Renegades at the NGE qualifiers...then Kungarna getting to the finals and disbanding...then Immortals.....then Hammers(now LG evil)....now Liquid...
I know patches are a big part of this and I'm really not a big fan of having the mentality of: "UUUUUUUU new patch! I wonder what team will take the top spot now and which team will hit rock bottom now!"
Then we have subs replacing others in a team because of visa issues, ping issues, etc. There's also teams that like to play with tryouts, which I totally see their reasoning on giving them a chance to see how they perform at a tournament, but at the same time it makes tournament matches just glorified scrims for them.
The constant roster changes in a team: "Ohh no, we lost the grand finals by 1%..better change the whole team now!! :D" (exaggerating ofc) I think it was Monte that mentioned this is something that will change with the OWL because teams cannot continue changing their roster every time they start having problems.
All this together, I totally see why Seagull would prefer to wait for the OWL and focus on streaming. He already has a bigger audience than Moonmoon and dam, I can't even imagine the amount of money Moonmoon makes with 13k-15k subs plus all the donations.
I won't deny I'm sad that we won't be able to watch Seagull until the OWL, but I wish him the best and will await for his return. That said, I will still be rooting for Dummy, Numlocked, IDDQD, Harblue, Ajax and Mendo now.