sOAZ and GorillA leave Misfits amidst disappointing LEC season
In a pair of tweets, Misfits thanked both players for their service and indicated that there was no bad blood. GorillA in particular was thanked for being able to “light up a room.”
sOAZ thanked Misfits for his time with the team but also dismissed any suggestions that he was retiring despite his not announcing joining a new team at this late stage of the season. sOAZ had publicly addressed his 2019 struggles earlier in July.
“Thank you for everyone who has reached out so far and to all the fans for supporting me during this time,” sOAZ said. “I am still very confident in myself and you guys will definitely be seeing me again soon.”
At the beginning of 2019 Misfits looked like they had created another LEC power by bringing in sOAZ, GorillA, and mid laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten. For reasons that may never become clear the team did not achieve the success that the talented roster had suggested possible. At time of writing Misfits are tied for eighth place out of ten teams in the LEC standings Misfits also finished the spring split in eighth.
The Misfits academy team will replace the starting lineup for the immediate future, leaving main roster players Febiven, Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian, and Steven “Hans Sama” Liv on the bench. It is unclear at this stage what Febiven and Hans Sama will do, whether they will look to return to a starting position for a different team or if they’ll return next year to Misfits.
Visual Stories around the web
Excel reportedly looks to Nukeduck and Denyk for LEC Summer
Crownshot won’t be playing in LEC or LCS in the 2021 season
SK Gaming is reportedly looking to pick up Jezu, TynX, and Blue
SK Gaming drops Pirean after disappointing LEC summer split
GorillA and sOAZ headline new Misfits roster
EU Masters format and schedule revealed
LoL patch 9.14 introduces five game-changing mechanics
LoL patch 9.15 takes shape with many buffs and a few nerfs
CLG beats Cloud9, moves into second place in LCS Summer Split
Doublelift, Rekkles, Bjergsen highlight all-time scores LCS and LEC
Damonte says Clutch Gaming can still make LCS summer playoffs
Wiggily believes CLG has a shot at the top spot in the LCS
Huhi: A matter of time before Golden Guardians shows "true form"
CoreJJ wants NA teams to find their own win conditions before Worlds
Gen.G takes down Kingzone DragonX and moves to fourth place in LCK
Team Liquid collects an easy win over Clutch Gaming
Misfits suffer item shop issue during LEC match, Riot responds
Zeyzal thinks Cloud9 can beat Team Liquid in Summer Split finals
Griffin players reach the top five in the Korean LoL server