League of Legends followers have been in for a bit of a shock when one of probably the most storied sides within the MOBA’s historical past, Gambit Esports, determined to close down that division.
Throughout their time within the EU LCS (which is now rebranded to the LEC), the Gambit League of Legends roster was certainly one of the most effective within the area.
The workforce that had consisted of an ex-Moscow 5 roster was in a position to signify the area throughout Season 3 Worlds Championship. Nonetheless, in 2016, Gambit offered their spot to Crew Vitality to affix the League of Legends Continental League or the LCL. And so they have been a component of that league ever because the summer time of 2016.
Gambit then went on to win three home titles within the LCL and even received the chance to signify the area in two World Championships and one Mid-Season Invitational.
In a latest tweet, the group introduced that:
“With a heavy coronary heart, we announce that our League of Legends division ceases to function. Over eight years, we received three Intel Excessive Masters championships and earned three Continental League titles.”
Gambit shuts their League of Legends division
Gambit didn’t affirm why they’d be dissolving all operations in their League of Legends division. Konstantin Pikiner, Gambit Esports CEO, remarked that:
“Making this choice was actually troublesome since our group’s historical past started with a League of Legends squad. I need to thank not solely Gambit Corridor of Fame members Darien, Alex_Ich, Genja, Edward, and Diamondprox but additionally all different gamers, coaches, analysts, and managers, who represented us at worldwide, European, and regional arenas.”
“I might additionally wish to thank Riot Video games for a fruitful partnership that has spanned for eight years and received transferred to Valorant. Greater than anything, I wish to thank our great followers from everywhere in the world. Sadly, this thrilling journey has come to an finish, however we’re grateful that you’ve got walked this path along with us.”
Gambit now has lively rosters competing in Fortnite, CS: GO, Dota 2, Apex Legends, and VALORANT.