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AKM announces retirement from Overwatch League

Dallas Fuel DPS Dylan “aKm” Bignet that the upcoming Overwatch League season will be his last as a player for the league. Bignet teased his announcement during Son “OGE” Min-seok’s first stream after his return to Twitch following his three-day suspension from the streaming platform.

Dallas Fuel DPS Dylan “aKm” Bignet says that the upcoming Overwatch League season will be his last as a player for the league.

Bignet teased his announcement during Son “OGE” Min-seok’s first stream after his return to Twitch following his three-day suspension from the streaming platform.

The 23-year-old French DPS player said his love for the game is what will keep the hitscan specialist incentivized throughout the season, but also believes his role won’t have a eminent role in the game moving forward. “I still want to compete,” aKm wrote on Reddit. “The new OWL format could potentially bring the passion I once had back, and it’s something I could probably never experience again in my life.” aKm is still signed with Dallas Fuel for Overwatch League Season 3 and has no intention on ending the agreement early in adding that his “competition is still super strong.”

Dallas Fuel signed aKm ahead of the inaugural 2018  Overwatch League season, but has seen his role for the team evolve into recently playing a new tank role. Though he hasn’t announced any official plans following his retirement from the league, it’s likely that he could move into a coaching role sometime in the future, especially after hearing that he has a love for the competition. 

The news of aKm’s departure comes a little more than a week after Fuel’s assistant coach Justin “Jayne” Conroy announced that he would be transitioning to a full-time content creation role with the parent organization of his former team, Envy. Conroy is scheduled to begin that role on December 1. With the loss of OGE in October alongside aKm and Jayne nearly a week apart from each other this month, Dallas Fuel will likely be in a transitional period for the time being. The league is set to return for season three on February 8, 2019.

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