This can’t be a good sign for competitive shooter Paladins: Hi-Rez announced this week that it has decided not to go forward with a new season of esports for the title. The studio said that it “did not deliver a satisfactory esports experience” last year and would rather reallocate its resources to improving the game itself.
“We know this news comes as a disappointment to many players and fans, and we would like to thank you all for your continued support of the Paladins esports scene these last few years,” the studio said. “But now it’s time to close this chapter in Paladins’ history so we can redouble our efforts to make sure that the game has a long and healthy life ahead of it.”
Paladins is gearing up for Season 4 with “several new champions” and a change in its battle pass system. Season 4: Calamity is coming on February 4th. The studio said that plans for later this year include more options for custom modes and mod support.