Diamondprox leaves Apex Pride, becomes free agent

by theScore Staff Sep 27 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of EU LCS / lolesports flickr

Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov has left Apex Pride and is now a free agent, the jungler announced via Facebook Tuesday.

"Now about the future - after so much time spent thinking of it, I know that I still want to make a difference in the game that I like," Diamondprox wrote in a statement. "Lately my knowledge of how a successful roster should be built and ran has grown significantly, therefore I'll be seeking for the best opportunities to use it and study more. There is not a big chance of me coming back to NA, coz I don't like how the big part of the scene operates there. More likely I'll be playing in EU if things work out, or in Russia."

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Diamondprox joined Apex Pride in June after having joined Apex Gaming's 10-man LCS roster in May. As a member of Apex Pride, Diamondprox finished in fifth place in the 2016 NA CS Summer Round Robin with a 1-3-1 record. He secured a 2.61 KDA across 11 games with Apex Pride.

"Regarding my "playing in NA" experience - I decided not to publish the whole story in detail for now, as it could hurt some ppl and create drama, which I'm not a fan of," Diamondprox wrote. "Possibly after some time I'll disclose this part of my life in some kind of memoirs, but for now I'll make it unusually short:
I feel very ashamed of where I ended up playing and of our results in it. On the other hand, I learned a lot of valuable lessons from this summer, which I'll surely use in the future often enough to not regret the path I went to get them."

Diamondprox also thanked his teammates for the company, and Alberto "Crumbz" Rengifo for the "perception-changing life advices" that allowed him to grow in the split.

Prior to joining Apex Pride, Diamondprox played for Gambit.CIS and Unicorns of Love, though he spent most of his career as a member of Gambit Gaming, playing with them from January 2013 to December 2015. His best finish in the LCS was in the LCS Europe Season 3 Spring Playoffs, where he placed second.

Apex Gaming were recently acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers alongside Team Dignitas, with both teams merging under the Dignitas brand.

Preston Dozsa is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.