Kim "FeniX" Jae-hun has parted ways with Team Liquid after he was replaced on the starting roster by Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer last week.
FeniX has been a part of the roster since it was Team Curse in 2014, staying on after they merged with Team Liquid in January 2015. While the team have performed reasonably well, making playoffs in all four NA LCS seasons since January 2015, they’ve never won a season and have never qualified for Worlds.
“I know that this isn’t just the last chapter for FeniX. He’s got many more chapters to write and I just wish him the best of luck,” Team Liquid CEO Steven Arhancet said in the team’s video statement.
Famously, Fenix secured a quadra-kill with Azir against Counter-Logic Gaming in Game 5 of the 2015 NA LCS summer season, but has failed to distinguish himself in recent seasons. Out of 12 mid laners who competed in the 2016 summer season, FeniX ranked fifth in KDA with 4.1 and sixth in kill participation with 71.5 percent KP.
This offseason, Team Liquid have made major changes to their roster, reportedly trading troubled jungler Josh “Dardoch” Hartnett to Immortals in exchange for Kim "Reignover" Yeu-jin in addition to replacing FeniX with ex-Echo Fox mid laner Goldenglue. There are also unconfirmed reports that Chae "Piglet" Gwang-jin will be returning to the team’s LCS roster for the 2017 season after joining Liquid’s Academy team in the NA Challenger Series last season.
Team Liquid’s current starting roster is as follows:
Top: Samson "Lourlo" Jackson
Jungle: Kim "Reignover" Yeu-jin
Mid: Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer
Support: Matthew “Matt” Elento
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