Ellivote from Washington Justice Quits Overwatch

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Ellivote from Washington Justice Quits Overwatch

Washington Justice’s off-tank, Elliot “ELLIVOTE” Vaneryd, steps down from the Overwatch League at least until the end of the year.

Elliot “ELLIVOTE” Vaneryd, the off-tank of Washington Justice, takes a break from competitive Overwatch. The team and player agreed to mutually part ways.

 The Washington Justice made major structural changes

Washington Justice is doing a massive roster change this year. American DPS players Corey “Corey” Nigra and Ethan “Stratus” Yankel left the team last month. They are replaced by South Korean players Chung-hee “Stitch” Lee and Hyeon-Woo “JJANU” Choi. The only non-Korean players remaining in Washington Justice was Vaneryd and Lukas “LullSiSH” Wiklund, who is currently inactive due to visa issues.

Ellivote and fellow Washington Justice team mates give the live audience hi fives on their way to the stage

The Washington Justice’s coaching staff wasn’t safe from change either. Both General Manager Analynn “Bawlynn” Dang and Individual Coach Christopher “Bani” Benell were released from the team in a controversial tweet. Grant Paranjape, V.P. of the Washington Justice, stated that this release was “to better equip [their] competitive team for success,” which they now seem to do by switching to a full South-Korean roster.

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From a multinational to a full South-Korean roster

Vaneryd was playing with the Washington Justice for a year. In a TwitLonger, the player explains that he decided to leave the team due to the full-Korean roster change. He understood he wouldn’t have playtime this season, as Chang-hoon “rOar” Gye and Hyeon-Woo “JJANU” Choi fit better with the rest of the team. The Swedish player didn’t feel comfortable with the Washington Justice, not understanding South Korean and losing his place in the roster.

A shot of Ellivote walking through the crowd at a Homestand, celebrating with Washington Justice fans

If Vaneryd stops his Overwatch League career in 2020, he will try to come back next year. If he doesn’t make it, he will still play Overwatch professionally and climb his way back through the Path to Pro. In the meantime, he will be streaming daily.

Ellivote from Washington Justice Quits Overwatch
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.