Overwatch Pro and Popular Streamer Daniel 'Dafran' Francesca has just announced he is leaving the Overwatch League.
His Atlanta Reign were the 5th seed in the recent Stage 1 Playoffs. The Reign were defeated in the first round by the Philadelphia Fusion. This is a huge loss for the Reign as Dafran was one of their biggest draws. Dafran's jersey is the #1 selling jersey so far this season. Dafran will continue on as a streamer.
Dafran's Official Statement
"I am leaving the OWL and going back to comfy streamer life.
Hey, at least we are leaving maturely and gracefully after finishing stage 1, unlike the throw4dafran nekopara selfless incident.
I want to say big thank you to the Atlanta Reign for giving me an opportunity in the OWL. Professional gaming was always the biggest dream of mine since I was very young and you gave me a shot. Sadly it is not anymore. I would rather be a streamer at this point in life and chill.
The owners of Atlanta Reign are incredible people, Paul and Eric wants and gives the best they can for the team and they are so supportive. Honestly could not have asked for more while playing for them, other than maybe a TV in my room 😀
Being a part of OWL has been one of the best experiences in my life and it is something to really look up to and strive for if you are trying to go pro in Overwatch. It is so well done and it is way better than you would expect, it was for me at least.
Don't worry, the Atlanta Reign are gonna pop the fuck off with or without me. They are all fucking insane players and the coaching team is always working hard
I will remember this for the rest of my life with no regret and I can't thank Sephy enough for pushing me forward to try it out. Thank you ATL Reign and OWL.
As for the future of the streams:
More, longer and consistent streams
We get the pepes back
Eu streaming schedule back
Overwatch will still be my main game. More variety included most likely
Also BIG nice, gonna be streaming under the ATL Reign brand and some cool shit gonna come out from that.
Thank you for reading and to all the people who supported me on my journey, thanks a lot."
Dafran also terminated his contract with the Atlanta Reign back in November.
The end. I hate the game. Thought I could love it again and have passion but its impossible, I always end up soft throwing. Contract ended, Overwatch uninstalled, Mcdonalds here I come. For real though thanks for everything u have given me OW Community
— dafran (@dafran) November 7, 2018
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