Fnatic and Cloud9 have dropped out from Overwatch Winter Premier. The two gaming organisations have dropped out without any official announcement about the same. While there has not been any official announcement, as per sources the reason for them dropping out of the tournament is because the schedule clash with invites to OGN APEX Season 2.
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The teams that will be replacing Fnatic and Cloud9 are Faze and Citizen7. Faze and Citizen7 are the next two teams on the list of teams according to points. While they were nowhere close to Fnatic and CLoud9 on the table, as per rules they were the next two teams to be invited.