LEC: Gorilla and Soaz Leave Misfits

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LEC: Gorilla and Soaz Leave Misfits

Earlier today, Misfits Gaming announced that Paul “sOAZ” Boyer and Kang “Gorilla” Beom-hyun have left their League of Legends roster. The announcement came from their Twitter, where they wished their departed players the best with short videos. Beon-hyun's is below, but you can find Boyer's here.

Both players have recognizable names in the scene and joined Misfits this year with the intention of making it a strong team. Unfortunately, the team with so many big names failed over and over. Last weekend, Misfits even decided to play their Premier team over their main squad.

Frustration for the Misfit's LEC team has been noticeable. Many expected this Misfits roster to be among the best in the league. At the beginning of the season, analysts expected them to be able to challenge the likes of G2 Esports, Fnatic and Origen. But as time went on that expectation faded and many struggled to see them as even a playoff contender.

Boyer has played in the EU LCS and LEC for years. His career is filled with success, most notably being a part of the Fnatic roster that challenged Invictus Gaming in the 2018 World Championship Finals.

Beom-hyun was a similar staple of the LCK. Back in Korea, he played on top teams, won multiple split titles and made a few World Championship appearances.

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Though they didn't find much success on Misfits, these two will definitely find spots somewhere else. On the other hand, now Misfits must choose their roster to finish off the split with. It's likely they'll stick with their Premier team, but a hybrid team may be on the horizon in hopes of securing a playoff spot.

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Brandon Sturak
Brandon is a writer and editor for ESTNN with a passion for esports. He writes about League of Legends and esports generally, providing analysis and commentary on both. He is a founding member of Niagara University Esports, while being the previous mid laner and Head Coach for the NU Esports LoL team as well. Twitter @GhandiLoL