Hey everyone! Just wanted to give an update about what’s been going on for me the past few weeks and what my plans are going forward.
First of all, I’d like to address my departure from 100T. The start of our 2020 summer season was pretty rough, starting at 1-5. While our results were not good, I wasn’t too worried about it because we had a tough schedule and we were making constant improvements during practice. After all, it wasn’t the first time we had an early season slump which we had always recovered from (2018 spring, 2020 spring). Needless to say, when I was told that I was being benched after week 3, I was shocked. I let my emotions get the best of me and made some angry tweets which were a mistake. It was unprofessional and I take full responsibility for that mistake and accept any consequences that come from it.
After that I started practicing with the academy team, and while it was not the smoothest landing, I really enjoyed playing with them and we were able to learn a lot from each other. After week 6, 100 Thieves told me that they wanted to add Kenvi to the academy roster before the roster lock to give him more competitive experience, which is completely understandable. I was given the option to split time with him for the remainder of the season, but I’d rather let him have the spot since splitting time wouldn’t be ideal for either of us, or the rest of the team. I let the team know that I’m available if they need anything, but I’m confident that they’ll do well without me. I was also given opportunities to talk to other LCS teams but decided that joining on such short notice wouldn’t be great for myself or the team.
This leads us up to today. I don’t really know what’s next for me yet. I know that competing is still where my passion lies and it’s not something that I’m ready to close the door on. I took a pretty big break from streaming this year to try to focus on improvement, but it’s definitely something that I want to get back to. I could also see myself doing more analyst desk appearances, co-streams of LCS or other major regions, starting a podcast, or even making youtube videos. All I know for sure is that I love playing, watching, and talking about league and there’s nothing that I’d rather do more.
Finally I’d like to ask that nobody sends negativity toward 100 Thieves, they’re a good group of people and I genuinely hope they do well.
Thanks to everyone who has followed my journey over the years, I’m extremely grateful for all of the support I’ve received at each step of the way. This is not the end, but the beginning of the next chapter.
Thank you for reading,