In what comes as a surprise to Oceanic Pro League fans, Legacy Esports has decided to part ways with Minsu “EMENES” Jang, leaving the veteran organisation a player down halfway through their best split in years.
EMENES burst onto the scene at the start of the split, putting up dominating games to push his team into title contention from day one. The mid laner’s rookie season record was—until his departure—only marred by a single loss to org rivals The Chiefs in Week 4.
The promising import has tweeted previously about his problems with the quality of Oceanic solo queue, but the first news of a change in the roster came this morning, when EMENES himself announced he would be looking for a team.
Within hours Legacy Esports officially announced the org had dropped their Korean signing from the roster, with head of esports Tim “Carbon” Wendel expressing his disappointment over letting the rookie go. He added the decision was made in “the best interests of the team and with a view to creating an environment of capable of sustained success going forward.”
He also stated Legacy Esports has “a strong culture and sets high standards regarding preparation, training, and behaviors and we will not compromise our values.”
Sitting firmly in second, Legacy’s campaign to win their first OPL title may have stalled. There is currently no word on a substitute for the OPL’s sixth round, or a more permanent replacement. Legacy face the Dire Wolves (7–3) and Gravitas (2–8) this weekend.
Snowball approached Legacy Esports regarding EMENES’ replacement, but the organisation declined to comment at this time.
The Oceanic Pro League returns Friday.