The most popular American Overwatch player, Brandon “Seagull” Larned, hinted at the possibility of taking part in the upcoming Overwatch League tournament.
During a stream on Wednesday, a viewer asked Seagull whether he was going to participate in the Overwatch League. He answered that he “would be”. When asked about the team he would be a part of during the tournament, Seagull’ laconically answered that “we’ll see”.
Seagull used to be a part of the NRG team. Back in April, he left the team with the aim of focusing on its streaming career and personal brand building. The Overwatch pro announced that he was struggling with maintaining the balance between streaming and professional play and added that he no longer wanted to disappoint his fanbase by offering inconsistent streaming.
Currently, Seagull is among the undisputed Twitch stars. His streams attract around 10,000 at a time.
However, he has not completely given up on competitive play. Despite stepping down from the NRG roster, he remained a substitute player. He also streams under the NRG banner.
The tease about a possible return to the Overwatch League came as no surprise, though. His unexpected departure from the competitive gaming created a lot of rumors and one of them was that he may return for the first season of the Overwatch League.
It is important to note that the NRG is one of the confirmed teams for the Overwatch League event. As reported by RealGear, Andy Miller, the NRG co-founder, will be in charge of the San Francisco slot. In this regard, there is a chance for Seagull to re-join his former NRG teammates for the event.
Prior to joining NRG, Seagull played for Classic Mixup at Insomnia52, Luminosity Gaming and Not Enigma organizations. Before becoming an Overwatch pro, he was mainly known as a Team Fortress 2 player.