Team Origen did not have much success in the last couple of months. The peak of that bad period was their relegation from the EU LCS. Usually, in these types of situations, teams go through re-organization trying to switch things around. They seek improvements that might bring the team back onto the success path.
This is exactly what happened in team Origen. However, unlike other teams, in team Origen, players had their voice. They had a lot to say about the future of the team. They also had a lot to about their own future in the professional video gaming. As of right now, that resulted in a departure of two players.
It was expected that the number of players that left Origen’s League of Legends team would be bigger. However, only two players have left the team thus far. The remaining three players will be staying with this organization for the foreseeable future.
Rough Times Ahead for Team Origen
Not even a week ago, Origen’s players Max ‘Satorius’ Gunther has announced that he would be leaving the team and looking for other challenges in his career. However, that was not the end of the troubles for team Origen. Yesterday, another player, Erik ‘Tabzz’ van Helvert, has come out publicly and stated he would also be leaving the team.
It seems that the fact that team Origen was relegated from the European League of Legends Championship Series Spring Split was the issue that divided the team. It also seems that this fact had the biggest influence on Satorius and Tabzz’s decision to cut their ties with Origen.
In 2014, Erik ‘Tabzz’ van Helvert was considered to be one of the best League of Legends players in the entire league. With his team at that time, Alliance, he managed to secure a spot at the 2014 League of Legends World Championship. However, that tournament did not go well for Tabzz and his team. They suffered elimination immediately during the group stage.
Alliance Secure Their Spot
However, Alliance secured their spot at the tournament through the almost perfect season. For Alliance as well as for Tabzz that event will not be a good memory. They were eliminated from the competition following the defeat against KaBum. The match is considered as the greatest upset in League of Legends eSports history. Some even say in the entire eSports industry.
Team Origen had a lot of problems in the EU LCS’s last two splits and they have struggled to avoid being relegated. During 2016, team Origen avoided being relegated. However, that did not happen at the 2017 EU LCS Spring Split.
This started an avalanche of events that Team Origen wanted to avoid so badly. The team is going through some serious changes. Even though it has been announced, the remaining three players are not leaving at this point it would not be a big surprise if they do decide to change the team in the near future.
It will be very interesting to see how Team Origen will be handling the new situation that they have found themselves in the last ten or so days.