Lee "Forev" Sang-don has left MVP Phoenix, according to Valve's Dota Major Registration website.
Forev originally joined MVP in 2013, and moved to its MVP Phoenix squad in December 2015. Since Forev joined the roster, MVP Phoenix have finished in Top 4 The Shanghai Major and Top 6 at The Manila Major.
At The International 2016, MVP knocked OG to the Lower Bracket after a blistering 2-1 series. They would later be sent to the Lower Bracket themselves by eventual TI6 winners Wings Gaming, and would lose to Fnatic 2-0 to finish in the Top 6.
As the offlaner on MVP, Forev was just as aggressive as his team, more than willing to take risks to secure kills and objectives that his team needed to take. His performance on Axe during Game 3 of MVP’s match against OG is a great example of this — he ended the game with a KDA of 17/0/9, nearly single-handedly crushing OG's Amer "Miracle-" al-Barqawi in the process.
Earlier in August, Forev tweeted that his contract had expired with MVP and that he was done with the team after three years. MVP's social media manager, Felix "JeeF" Jedelhauser, said at the time that Forev's departure was not set in stone, leaving open that possibility that the team would negotiate a new contract with him.
Forev joins the pool of free agents, and will likely join a new team during the Sept. 4-18 period that Valve has allotted for teams to add new players to their roster before the fall Major.
Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.