Report: Afreeca Freecs disband SCII roster; Patience teamless after HomeStory win

by theScore Staff Nov 21 2016
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The Afreeca Freecs have decided to disband their StarCraft II division and cut loose all of their current players, according to a report from Naver.

The Freecs are the latest SC II team to set their roster adrift following the Korean eSports Association's cancellation of the StarCraft II ProLeague in October. After KeSPA announced it would no longer manage SCII teams on behalf of the seven organizations participating in ProLeague, SK Telecom T1 and KT Rolster both decided to withdraw from the scene. At the time, Afreeca Freecs said they remained undecided about their future in the game.

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Afreeca acquired their SCII roster in January from SBENU, who dropped their sponsorship of the team after the company's CEO, Hwang "Sonic" Hyo Jin, was accused of fraud.

The team's lineup at the time they disbanded included veterans like Choi "Bomber" Ji Sung and Lee "Curious" Won Pyo, as well as star Protoss Jo "Patience" Ji Hyun, who finished in the Bottom 8 at the 2016 WCS Global Playoffs at BlizzCon. The news follows Patience's victory this past weekend at HomeStory Cup XIV, where he defeated his BlizzCon rival Joo "Zest" Sung Wook 4-3 in the Grand Finals.

Sasha Erfanian is a news editor for theScore esports. Follow him on Twitter, it'll be great for his self-esteem.