Shiphtur parts ways with Apex Pride

by theScore Staff Oct 5 2016
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Apex Pride mid Danny "Shiphtur" Le has announced on Twitter that he is a free agent. The news comes several days after Apex and Dignitas consolidated under the ownership of the Philadelphia 76ers and merged under the Dignitas banner.

Shiphtur played with Dignitas between 2014 and 2016, coming in 3rd-4th with the team at IEM Cologne Season 9 in 2014. When the team was relegated to the NA Challenger Series after losing to Team Dragon Knights in the 2016 NA LCS Summer Promotion, Dignitas sold their NA CS seed to Apex Gaming and Shiphtur transferred over to the new org. Apex, who already had a slot in the NA LCS, used the seed to establish the sister team, Apex Pride, which Shiphtur joined.

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Apex Pride came in fifth in the NA CS 2016 Summer Season, making them unable to participate in the summer playoffs or the subsequent 2017 LCS Spring Promotion. Shiphtur garnered 31 kills, 22 deaths and 44 assists in the Summer Season and averaged 7.9 CS per minute.

Shiphtur's move follows on the heels of his former Apex Pride teammate, Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov, who also announced that he was a free agent late in September.

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