There are five new League of Legends players looking for a home, according to ESPN. Following their relegation from the North American League Championship series, NRG eSports has terminated the contracts of their entire team. Diego “Quas” Ruiz, Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen, Lee “GBM” Chang-seok, Oh “Ohq” Gyu-min, and Alan “KiWiKiD” Nguyen are now all free agents.
ESPN’s sources reported that there was a type of performance-based clause in the contracts for each of the players that allowed for “lawful termination” if the team was relegated from the LCS. The team was dropped to the Challenger Series after losing to Echo Fox this past Sunday.
Barry “KoreanEdelweiss” Lee, the team’s manager, tweeted today that GBM and Ohq were headed back to Korea. Other than this, information about the future of the remainder of the team is up in the air, although Santorin is reportedly in high demand.
— Barry Lee (이권문) (@KoreanEdelweiss) August 11, 2016
With various reports about Santorin and KiWiKiD parting ways with the organization surfaced earlier in the day, the the remaining three’s termination from NRG came out at the same time.
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