Experienced UK League of Legends pro Jamie “Tundra” Duthie has left Exertus Esports halfway through the current ESL UK Premiership season.
It’s understood that Tundra has left following an internal clash with one of the other Exertus players.
Exertus manager Rhys Haughton confirmed to eSports News UK: “His contract with Exertus has been terminated as of tonight (Monday evening) and is now going to search for other prospects in his career.
“His attitude in the recent week especially after our game versus ManaLight became a little negative, which impacted the team atmosphere. There were other incidents which I won’t go into, but that is pretty much the main reason.
“I had talked to the team and made Tundra an offer to play for us on Wednesday but the team was against it.”
Tundra may have still played in this Wednesday’s match against Team Infused’s former roster, but it looks like Exertus is now trialling supports today. There was word that they may sign their former player Przemysław “Wizz” Białas back from Choke Gaming, but that’s not confirmed.
eSports News UK understands that Wizz never signed a contract with Choke, so Exertus won’t have to pay a buyout clause if they do add him to their roster.
“We have not decided on a player and are today trialling supports,” said team manager Simon Best. “We will have a full roster to play with on Wednesday with a sub.”
Consequently, if Wizz does move on, Choke are looking to replace him with former xL player (and meme master) Peter “Ped” Goldingay.
Exertus’ opponents this week – ex Infused players – are hoping to continue playing in the ESL UK Premiership under a different name after being dropped by Infused.
Exertus are currently fourth in the ESL UK Premiership, level on points with Choke who are above them, and MnM and TCA who are below them. These teams all have six points, while FM and Infused are at the bottom of the league with no points.
Renegades Banditos and ManaLight are joint top with 12 points each.
eSports News UK has reached out to Tundra and will update this article once we hear back.
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