The team’s implosion appears to be imminent.
The Paris Eternal are not the only team looking for a widespread roster revamp in the latter half of the Overwatch League season.
Amid widespread rumors the Washington Justice would be turning over staff and players, the team has officially dropped assistant coach Jung Tydolla Seung-min, who joined the Justice late last year. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Gladiators and Guangzhou Charge.
As Tydollas announcement was posted, Washingtons general manager Aaron PRE Heckman sent a somber message on his Twitter before deleting his account abruptly.
Thank you to everyone who understands that the situation we are in is awful and that were doing everything we can to give people a shot at success, PRE wrote. The message was saved and redistributed on Reddit and Twitter.
Eagle-eyed fans noticed on Aug. 15 that PRE had deleted all mentions of the Justice on his account as early as Aug. 14.
With multiple teams in flux, PRE is likely referring to the upcoming Overwatch League trade deadline, which ends on Aug. 18. Players under Overwatch League contracts will not be able to join other teams after that date. If they were dropped before Aug. 18, however, they can still join new teams, according to a league spokesperson.
The process has apparently already begun for Washington, which announced on Aug. 15 that main tank Kim Mag Tae-sung had been acquired by the Boston Uprising. If more drops are coming, fans should expect them to be announced before the Aug. 18 cutoff date.
Washingtons next game is against the Florida Mayhem on Aug. 20 at 5pm CT.