With the LCS starting back up in a little under two weeks, Edward "Edward" Abgaryan, the support for Gambit Gaming and the EU LCS All-Star team, has announced he will be leaving the team.
Announcement taken from the Gambit Gaming facebook page:
"Today for the very first time we have come across a substitution in a team that hasn't changed its roster for one and a half years. Edward "Edward" Abgaryan has decided to leave Gambit Gaming. The reasoning behind his decision can be found in the commentary displayed below.
Edward "Edward" Abgaryan: "Perhaps, the main reason for this uneasy decision was the lack of understanding between myself and Evgeny "Genja" Andryushin. Though we have played together for more than a year, we failed to adopt to each another. Secondly, I am not enjoying the atmosphere within the team anymore. Presumably, it is an outcome of our underperformance in 2013. Consequently, I have decided to leave Gambit Gaming. I wish the best of luck to my former teammates and hope to face them at the pro scene, as competitors."
With only eleven days left until the start of LCS EU Summer, we have begun to search for candidates for a vacant support role. As of now we haven't signed a new player, but we have started practicing with Andrey "Darker" Plechistov. Should we manage to prepare his visa in time, he is going to represent us at LCS EU DreamHack - the first stop of LCS EU Summer, taking place in Sweden from 15th to 17th of June. Andrey is by no means a newcomer to the competitive scene - some of you may remember him as member of MTG, playing alongside Darien, Genja and Alex Ich. Only in a couple of weeks from now we will be able to announce who is going to become a permanent part of our roster.
On behalf of Gambit Gaming we would like to thank Edward for an invaluable contribution to the development and the success of our team. Moreover, we would like to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.
Konstantin "groove" Pikiner: "I've always been and always will be against roster changes in a team that is capable of winning, since every team has difficult moments, and, in my view, substitutions are only temporary measures. That is why for one and a half years we have played with the same roster, but sometimes substitutions are just unavoidable. Today Edward made a decision to leave Gambit, it is a big loss for our team. I respect him as a person and as a player. His status of one of the best supports in the world is well deserved. I am sure that great victories await him in the nearest future. I wish you all the best!""