Yesterday afternoon Team Reign and IGN decided to part ways, which unfortunately means Reign will now also be disbanding. Having only existed for a short time, we have not grown enough as an organization to currently be able to provide for our players in the manner we promised without the support of a large sponsor like IGN.
Though many variables may suggest this was planned -- Artist returning to Korea, and Spades departing -- the disbandment is just as unexpected for us as it may be for our fans. We had a great number of plans to grow the organization, and we definitely weren't short on hope for the next tournament season, especially with both Artist and Axslav qualifying for the MLG Winter Championship. Sadly, it seems that wasn't enough to stand up to reality.
All the same, the shortcoming of the organization should not reflect on the achievements of our players, who we hope will go on to prosper in new teams. It is our hope that the fans of the StarCraft community will also lend their support to our players as they transition to new places (by watching their streams, following them on Twitter, and saying nice things to them.)
SLush | @slushSC2 | twitch.tv/SLush
KiWiKaKi | @ROOTKiWiKaKi | athenelive.com/KiWiKaKi
Future | @Future_SC | twitch.tv/Future_sc
giX | @rgngix | twitch.tv/Gixgaming
Artist | @artistsc2 | twitch.tv/RGNartist
Inori | @inorisc2
Axslav | @AxslavSC2 | twitch.tv/Axslav
We'd like to thank everyone who has supported us over the past 8 months. Our fans, Razer, and IGN for the opportunity. It has all meant a great deal to us. Thank you!
As a final note, Reign will play out the NASTL season as a team until it ends or enough of our players have found new homes that we no longer have the roster to compete. (Who could really turn down a chance to play Mouz, after all?)
Now please, bring on the "reign ends" puns. They helps us forget the pain.