NRG cuts ties with all its players
According to a report from ESPN, the organization cut ties with the players due to a contract clause that was triggered in the event of relegation.
Public statements on Twitter followed, with former jungler Lucas “Santorin” Larsen confirming he'd left. Mid laner Lee “GMB” Chang-seok announced that he was also switching roles in his departure tweet, going from the mid lane to the jungleHe said coaches had been telling him to consider the role swap, and that he’d been preparing for a year to make the change.
Support player Alan “Kiwikid” Nguyen hinted at his retirement, saying that he will be looking for no- playing roles in the foreseeable future. It wouldn’t be the first time the player has flirted with the idea of hanging up his mouse and keyboard.
It's unclear whether NRG will continue their investment into League of Legends by finding a new lineup for the Challenger Series, or if they will give up their spot and pull out of the scene for the near future.