The 2020 LCS Summer Split has been rough for Immortals so far. The team is winless through two weeks and the organization fired general manager Keaton Cryer and head coach Thomas “Zaboutine” Si-Hassen last night.
As a result, many people in the League of Legends community have been criticizing Immortals’ mid laner, Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire. Some people even suggested that Eika was going to be next on the chopping block based on the assumption that the 23-year-old was picked up by Zaboutine due to them sharing the same nationality.
But in response to these comments, a few League pros, like Team Liquid’s star jungler Broxah and Immortals’ veteran top laner sOAZ, have stepped up to defend Eika.
Broxah said it’s “unacceptable that one individual constantly gets bashed over and over at any given opportunity.” He also said people should consider the human being sitting on the other side of the situation.
Eika’s teammate sOAZ also came to his defense after FlyQuest top laner Solo made a meme out of the situation. He said people were joking around and flaming his teammate “for no valuable reason [besides] to get retweets and likes.”
Although Eika isn’t having the best season, he’s endured plenty of criticism from the community. But the rest of his team isn’t doing that great, either. The entire roster is struggling, but Eika seems to be getting a lot more blame over things that aren’t even related to his gameplay.
Immortals will now be looking for a suitable coach and GM in the coming weeks. This team does need a bit of work to improve its position in the regular season standings, but a new coach could be a step in the right direction.
Immortals’ next game of the 2020 LCS Summer Split is against Golden Guardians on Saturday, June 27 at 6pm CT.