The Rogue Overwatch roster was one of the best rosters in the game. They were consistently at the top and had maintained their position at the top for a very long time. However their absence from the Overwatch league definitely was a huge surprise to everyone involved int the scene. In a statement later, Rogue even mentioned that they were not given approval for the League participation despite having the prerequisite $20 million required.
In what is a surprising comment now it has been learnt that at least one of the OWL teams decided not to try out the players due to the huge buyouts.