League of Legends: Kira and PvPStejos Leave M19, Likkrit Becomes Captain

by Matt Best

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Everybody remembers Albus Nox Luna from the 2016 League of Legends World Championship. Kirill "Likkrit" Malofeev captured the competitive spirit of many watchers during his intense gameplay (ahem, Brand) and with his postgame interviews. Since then, members of Albus Nox Luna moved over to the M19 brand.

Likkrit will be without two of his teammates when the next split within the LCL rolls around.

From M19's website:

The «M19» reports that Alexander «PvPStejos» Glazkov and Mikhail «Kira» Garmash are going to leave the «League of Legends» roster. These two players have been an integral part of the strongest team in the CIS scene for two years. The farewell from them is a solution that is tough one, but it is the best solution for both sides. We really appreciate everything they have done and wish them the best of luck for future endeavors.

With the changes, Likkrit will become the captain for M19. The team also announced that they will be holding tryouts for the two spots vacated within the mid lane and jungle.

When asked about the roster changes, Likkrit has this to say about the departure of his friends.

I hate goodbyes. I do not like giving up on people, books, serials. But unfortunately every story has an end. We all know what happens if we do not draw down the curtain. All people begin to discuss the favorite heroes and the only people’s thought is: “This is not what it should be”. The new chapter and episode get worse and worse until the story turns into a commercial project without a soul.

Even though I often swear at each of the left players, it is a personal loss not only for me and the roster, but also for the organization. And for those of you who was in the «Hard Random», «Albus NoX Luna» and «M19», it does not have to be a tragedy. Of course, now it looks like the dot the “i” and “the one and only roster” is dead. There are the two options after a crushing blow: a defeat or a fight. And the second option is exactly what we plan to do.

Thank you Kira and PvPStejos for all things we have experienced together, but now it is the time to write a new story. What does it be? I do not know, but I believe that we can achieve together more than we imagine.

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.