Malik Shelp
Malik Shelp
Malik specializes in esports photography, videography, video editing, and graphic design. He has also written Overwatch and DOTA articles for over 2 years for DBLTAP and other esports outlets. You can learn more about Malik on our About page.

Andrej "babybay" Francisty Retires From Professional Overwatch

Andrej "babybay" Francisty of the Atlanta Reign doing an interview
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The Atlanta Reign’s Andrej "babybay" Francisty has officially retired from professional Overwatch after three years in the League.


Babybay has been a staple personality for professional Overwatch, popping off at the highest level and still connecting with fans. His journey began with the San Francisco Shock in the 2018 Overwatch League season. He had success in year one on McCree and Widowmaker, clicking heads and dominating. The San Francisco Shock didn’t see major success, but babybay made a name for himself as a hitscan specialist.

Going into the 2019 Overwatch league season, GOATS was the meta. Most hitscan players spent more time on the bench than in the game. Babybay was no exception and eventually left to join the Atlanta Reign in Stage 2. Filling the shoes of Daniel "dafran" Francesca was no easy task, but he fit right in. The young damage player garnered support from fans and other players, exuding confidence and pushing his team to victory whenever possible. At Atlanta Reign's first Homestand event, the crowds welcomed Babybay with open arms, and he put on a masterclass for the home crowd.

ESTNN had the chance to interview Dogman and Babybay last year, and their incredible journey in the Overwatch League. More and more players are leaving the Overwatch League and professional Overwatch to compete in other titles. Babybay has yet to announce his next move in his career, but Andrej has done a handful of promotional materials for gaming clothing companies. He is a complete 180 on how many view the professional gamer, and his presence has shifted the scale stereotypes.

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