Crumbz retires from professional play

by theScore Staff May 18 2016
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Jungler Alberto "Crumbz" Rengifo announced Wednesday on Twitter that he is retiring from professional League of Legends play.

Crumbz has been on the professional scene since 2011, getting his big break with Curse Gaming and making a name for himself as one of North America's top junglers.

He was replaced on the team by Saintvicious in 2012, subsequently joining Team Dignitas and staying with the team for over three years. In 2014, he gained a reputation as an excellent analyst as he was able to predict several underdog wins at Worlds that year, including the victory of Samsung White taking first at the tournament, earning himself the nickname "The Prophet."

Later that year, rumours surfaced that Crumbz was retiring after his contract with Dignitas ended, but he instead resigned with the team until February 2015. Once he left Dignitas, he formed his own challenger team called Misfits, who later that year renamed to Renegades.

Renegades went on to win the 2015 NA CS Summer Playoffs after placing second overall in the NA CS Summer Season.

After a disappointing spring split, Renegades finished eighth overall, winning their relegations match 3-0 over TDK to secure a spot in the LCS. However, that spot was recently acquired by EnVyUs, after the organization was banned from Riot-sponsored events.

Crumbz gave a further explanation of his retirement on Wednesday while streaming Runescape on Twitch, also mentioning minor details of what his next job will entail.

“I was forced to retire. The team was sold to new owners, the new owners didn’t want me, nobody else wanted me to play on their LCS team so I retired.”

“I already have a job,” he said, declining to provide specifics.

“Yes it’s in esports, yes it’s in League.”

Crumbz added he would be able to provide more details within a week.

Olivia Da Silva is a news editor at theScore esports. You can usually find her freaking out over someone's dog or telling terrible jokes to anyone who will listen. Feel free to follow her on Twitter.