Former Team Dignitas Overwatch player Seb “numlocked” Barton has joined NRG eSports.
He has signed for NRG as support, along with American DPS player Mathew “Clockwork” Dias. Meanwhile, Daniel “Gods” Graeser and Mark “Pookz” Rendon have stepped down from the team.
“Numlocked will play an instrumental role as a shot-caller on our already talent-laden squad,” NRG said in a statement.
He left Team Dignitas earlier in October as part of a roster change, following the team’s poor run of form. Now numlocked will be relocating to the US.
so happy to finally announce that I’m joining @NRGgg. time to work hard. OGN in a week and then I’ll be looking to move to NA.
— Seb Barton (@numlocked) October 31, 2016
“It wasn’t really me leaving, it wasn’t through choice, but I think it’s working out favourably for me,” said numlocked, as reported by Over.gg.
“[Dignitas] were in a bit of a rut the past couple of months and struggling to make anything work, with atmosphere getting worse and worse.
“Moving to US has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember and the house setup that is planned sounds really sweet. As for Korea, anyone that knows me knows how much I love competing at LANs – and it doesn’t get any better or bigger than OGN to me, especially coming from LoL. I can’t wait.”
Seb previously played in the UK competitive League of Legends scene and won the 4Nations tournament in late 2014 with Choke Gaming.
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