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Streamer Aspen ditches Cloud9 to aim for Overwatch League next season

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch streamer Becca “Aspen” Rukavina has decided to leave Cloud 9 as a streamer in pursuit of professional play. 

In a Twitter announcement, female support star said she has been playing a lot Overwatch lately and is “super excited for the 2-2-2 role lock to finally come out.” 

“I’m naturally a competitive person and I wanted to see how far I can go to be the best player I can be,” she added. “So I want you to know that I’ve parted ways with Cloud 9 as a streamer and I’ll be practicing and preparing to go play Overwatch professionally for an Overwatch League team in the next season.” 

If Aspen can make the Overwatch League she will become the second female to do so. The first female in the league, Geguri, was signed to the Shanghai Dragons mid-way through the league’s inaugural season.

Aspen is the second female streamer to announce she wanted to play professionally. Last week, on July 18, Francine "Fran" Vo said she wanted to play for a Contenders team.

“This is something I’ve dreamed about and wanted since I started playing Overwatch competitively. And I’m super excited to start making it happen,” the young gaming prodigy said.

Aspen went on to thank Cloud 9 for their support and helping her develop as a player and a person. She concluded her message by asking teams interested in tryouts and scrims to contact her agent, Barry Lee. 

Cloud 9 was supportive of Aspen in her decision. “Today we bid farewell to @C9Aspen as she pursues her dream to be a Professional Player in the Overwatch competitive scene,” the organization said. 

“We wish nothing but the best of luck and we hope she finds a new place to call home soon!”

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As a support player, Aspen uses heroes like Baptiste.

The Overwatch League will be entering a homestand format for its third season in 2020 with teams finally playing in their home markets.

Stage 4 of the Overwatch League begins July 25.