Ru had already given signs that this move was imminent: He removed all Winterfox affiliated branding from his Twitter yesterday. And a temporary, mid-season switch to support demonstrated the level of stress and pressure he felt as the team’s main carry. “I felt like sometimes I couldn’t do anything productive in our matches and it was stressing me out,” Ru said in a post on Winterfox Facebook page. He moved back to the AD carry position after just one week.
Ru was recruited to join the North American organization, then known as Evil Geniuses, in the summer of 2014. In the spring, Evil Geniuses had taken down Ru’s Challenger team Cloud9 Tempest in a close defeat in the 2014 Summer Promotion Tournament. Throughout this series, the marksman demonstrated his dominance within lane alongside support player Nicholas “GleebGlarbu” Haddad.
Ru, who replaced the retired Peter “yellowpete” Wüppen, soon began to show his dominance and skill throughout the League of Legends Championship Series. But there were problems within the team, especially between certain players, all of which were laid out in a long Facebook post in which support Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels announced he was leaving the team.