Choke Gaming has confirmed it has acquired the roster of GLB eSports’ successful UK Overwatch team.
However, Choke’s team soon disbanded after Nutri left to join GLB.
Now the latest development has seen Nutri return to Choke – bringing the rest of GLB with him. Choke confirmed the news on Twitter, following an article we wrote about the news a week ago.
Choke’s UK Overwatch roster is now as follows:
- Chris “ChrisTFerOW” Graham
- Philip “@ChipSa_OW” Graham
- Billy “Nutri” Wragg
- Dan “@Aux_OW” Harrison
“We are very excited to start a new chapter for our team under Choke,” said team captain Chris “ChrisTFer” Graham.
“We have already had massive success with our new roster despite only being together for a week. I feel if we keep improving at the same rate we can be in a good position to place well at i58. I would also like to thank GLB Esports for all they have done for the team over the last month or so.”
Choke’s manager Tom Villiers previously said: “Overwatch is a growing eSport already and I’m really looking to growing a team in the UK competitive scene, which has some very dedicated, talented players. The team will be playing in European online tournaments and will also be attending offline UK events such as Insomnia Gaming Festival.”
It’s a hard pill to swallow for GLB (aka Gaben Laser Beam) as an organisation, who have won all three weekly ESL UK Overwatch Community Cups so far.
Shame we cannot offer what the bigger UK orgs can offer, however it is great that we had a positive impact in developing upcoming UK talent.
— GLB (@GLB_Esports) July 1, 2016
But as is often the case with more established UK organisations, Choke has tempted the team across, this time with the promise of greater funding for LANs like i58, as well as boot camping and systems to use at i58, which takes place in August.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League of Legends and World of Warcraft player, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association and runs ENUK in his spare time.