Origen Announce Departure of Bottom Lane Duo
European League of Legends team Origen has announced the departure of Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and Alfonso “Mithy” Rodriguez. Zven and Mithy were the team’s bottom lane duo in the 2016 Spring Split. The transfer is rumored to be to EU League Championship Series Spring Split winners G2 Esports following their collapse at the Mid-Season Invitational.
“For a while there has been rumors that there would be roster changes in Origen. Rumors said that Zven and Mithy; wanted to leave us to go to another team,” said the team in a press release.
“[L]ast night we finally did reach an agreement, so now we can announce that Mithy and Zven will not furtherly stay with us. It is a sad situation, because two comrades are leaving, and hard because we had no time to find two really good players to replace them.”
The move was rumored to be in the works before MSI and possibly contributed to the poor G2 showing, with the situation culminating with a lengthy post on Facebook from the team’s AD Carry Kim “Emperor” Jin-hyun where he stated “... there was a bad internal event that happened one day before MSI and it distracted me during matches...I am sorry to disappoint you all in such a huge event.”
Origen has said they will announce the replacement players on Wednesday. At the time of publication, there is no confirmation from G2 that they have received Zven and Mithy’s contracts. There has also not been an announcement regarding the current G2 bottom lane.
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