16-year-old Irish DPS player Daniel ‘Grathen’ McGrath has announced that he is stepping down from the Angry Titans Academy Olympians roster to pursue other opportunities.
Grathen, who won the Insomnia Dublin Overwatch tournament in November, is one of Ireland’s top young Overwatch prospects currently coming up through the ranks and already has gained vital experience having made it to within one map of qualifying for Contenders with the AT Academy roster last season in Trials.
It has not yet been revealed where Grathen will pledge his future however the 16-year-old has hinted that it is a bigger opportunity to further his career, which could suggest a move to a Contenders team.
The AT Academy Olympians will continue together and are currently waiting on the completion of the Open Division Regular season as they resume their spot in the play-offs with 3rd seed with an aim to regain their spot in Contenders Trials. As it stands, if the Olympians can manage to win four games in a row they will qualify for Overwatch’s European Contenders.
The Olympians will still maintain its Irish influence despite Grathen’s departure with Irish World Cup internationals Liam ‘Liam‘ O’Donnell and Aaron ‘FlexG‘ Kay staying in the playing squad as well as World Cup coach, Brian ‘Scrivzy‘ Scriven.
More news will follow as developments around Grathen’s future are made.