UK League of Legends pro Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian has left EU LCS team Giants Gaming.
The jungler said in this Twitlonger post yesterday: “Overall I had a fantastic time with Giants. I gained a lot of experience and learned a lot about the game as well as the aspects outside of the game.
“Thank you to my team mates, the staff and Giants for accepting me and giving me good treatment. I will miss my team mates and staff, they are all great people. I wish them the best of luck for their future.”
On the team’s performance during the EU LCS summer split, Maxlore said he was happy overall: “We had a rough start at the beginning of the split but through hard work we all stepped up, worked out the meta and how to play the game and we started winning a lot more. We ended third in the split which felt good and it was amazing for all of us.
“When the new patch hit we faltered and didn’t adapt fast enough (we were one of the teams that laneswapped the most) and unfortunately we couldn’t make it to Worlds. All in all I’m extremely happy with how my first split went, the people I met and the journey I took.”
Maxlore joined Giants in May this year; one highlight with the team was his performance against Fnatic in July, when Giants beat Fnatic 2-0.
Maxlore has played for several teams in the past, including Inspire Esports and the UK’s Team Infused, who went unbeaten with Maxlore during Season 2 of the ESL UK League of Legends Premiership.
It’s not clear where he will head next, but he did put a tweet out earlier in November saying he’s open to offers in Europe and North America:
I’m open to offers for both EU/NA. I’m under contract but I can speak on my behalf. Contact through twitter or email: [email protected]
— Nubar Sarafian (@Maxlorelol) November 5, 2016
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