A day after signing with Team Ember, Lucas "Santorin" Larsen says that while not every part of the hearsay on Huma is true, he did leave the team because he was not a fan of the way the team was managed.
"There were a lot of issues within Huma, I do not want to go into details, but those issues created a huge distraction and didn’t allow me to focus on League," he said in a Twitlonger post. "I felt like a lot of my time would be wasted on doing other things and it would eventually make me stressed because I would be working from I woke up till I went to bed and have conversations with different people during the night trying to solve the issues."
Santorin joined Ember amid allegations that his former team, Huma, was late on paying players and staff and needed to sell off their star jungler to build up the cash necessary to fix their money problems.
"During the time on Huma I felt like we as a team were lied to A LOT," he said. "In the end, I did not know what to believe or not and when I originally was contacted by different teams, I had declined all offers because I felt like we finally had built something strong on Huma and we would, quite frankly, be dominant moving forward and easily make it into the LCS."
Santorin previously played for Team SoloMid in the NA LCS and was part of Huma's initial roster when the team was announced. The team qualified for the EU CS, and finished second in the Spring Split. Huma is set to play against Inspire eSports in the first round of the Spring Playoffs for a shot at the 2016 EU LCS Summer Promotion Tournament, though they have yet to announce a new jungler.
Ember finished second in the NA CS, and will be starting Santorin in their playoff game against Team Dragon Knights, as their starting jungler, Juan "Contractz" Garcia, is ineligible to play in the tournament due to his age. The top two teams from the playoffs will play in the NA LCS Summer Promotion Tournament, against the bottom three teams from the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split.
Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.