Fnatic's Mid-Laner, Nemesis, has been released from the LEC side.
In one of the more surprising decisions of the off-season, Fnatic have announced the departure of Tim “Nemesis” Lipovšek for the League of Legends side that made the quarterfinals of the 2020 World Championships.
Nemesis, who had been the Mid-Laner of the roster since November 2018, had contributed to four seasonal top-three finishes in the LEC, and two World Championship Playoffs appearances since signing from MAD Lions.
Fnatic announced the departure "by mutual agreement" on their official Twitter account, and stated "We’d like to thank Tim for all his hard work and amazing performances for Fnatic in the past two years. He is well liked by the fans and within Fnatic, so we want to wish him all the best for his future”.
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The organisation also revealed that the mutual decision was agreed upon after Nemesis didn't find a suitable transfer, and rather terminated his contract to allow him to "pursue another direction".
As for Nemesis' next steps, he made a public announcement via Twitter to state that he will be sitting out of the Spring Split in order to bide his time until a suitable team and position comes along. He stated: "After careful consideration and a lot of thinking I have decided to not compete in the upcoming Spring Split. I have had plenty of chance to join a team but felt like the presented opportunities were not of high enough interest to me. More updates coming soon."
The move comes just days after Martin "Rekkles" Larsson made the switch to G2 Esports, and Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer was signed from Cloud9.
With Fnatic always hoping to recapture their former glory, will these changes push them in the right direction?
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