The League of Legends news is bad for fans of Team Curse as Joedat "Voyboy" Esfahani announced he would be leaving the team after the next split of the LCS.
Voyboy announced his decision on a Facebook post early Tuesday morning, which offered little reason for the departure and seemed almost apologetic to his fans.
In the post, Voyboy wrote:
"When I made the decision to hold off on attending university roughly three years ago, I promised myself that I would play the game for one more season and try my absolute best to win worlds during that time. Although I did not accomplish that goal, I discovered a passion that kept me going and fueled me forward each and every day. That passion was for you guys, my fans. Throughout my career, I have worked tirelessly to return the love and support you all have shown me. Every time I got on stage at a competition, I felt the need to play my best and win for everyone that counted on me. Every time I turned on my stream, I tried my hardest to teach and entertain those of you who tuned in. And every time I met a fan at an event or just out on the street, I was always humbled your kind words—it always made my day brighter to get to talk and connect with you guys. That is ultimately what has kept me playing this game to this day and will continue to drive me moving forward."The popular League of Legends player added that leaving Team Curse did not mean he would retire, saying "I will continue to play and stream League, fight for the top spots in Challenger, and 'CYA NERDS' all over people each and every day."But Voyboy said he needed to take a step back so he could evaluate his own life, writing:
"At this time however, I feel the need to take a break from playing competitively so I can spend more time thinking about what I want to do with my future. While my chapter with Curse in the LCS has come to a close, I am confident that my journey has only begun."The departure of Voyboy was difficult for many fans of Team Curse and League of Legends in general, and some speculated that others could be jumping ship from LCS teams in favor of streaming, which they speculated was just as lucrative and didn't require the time spent in team practices.
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