Remi steps down from Renegades, Hakuho to start

by Daniel Rosen Feb 5 2016
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Maria "Remi" Creveling has resigned from Renegades, and will be replaced by Nick "Hakuho" Surgent, the team announced Thursday.

Remi, who was part of Renegades' founding Challenger Series lineup, cited anxiety and self-esteem issues as part of her reasoning behind stepping down.

"These were amplified by playing on stage and the rigorous day-to-day of being a pro player, compounded with a lot of the stress," she said in a press release. "Because of this, I felt it was best for me to step down as the support for Renegades.

"When we qualified for LCS, the organization was very supportive of me regardless of if I chose to continue playing after we qualified. While I felt confident coming into the split after NACS finals, it became evident to me that every day took its toll on my happiness and I didn’t anticipate how much it would affect me."

With Renegades, Remi finished first in the 2015 Challenger Series Summer Split, qualifying the team for the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split. Across six games this split, Remi picked up a 1.46 KDA on Morgana, Alistar and her signature champion, Thresh.

Remi is being replaced as the Renegades' starting support by Hakuho, who previously played for Team Frostbite and finished second at HTC Ascension. He recently played two games for Dream Team in the North American Challenger Series.

Renegades are currently 1-5 in the NA LCS, tied for last with Echo Fox. They play Cloud9 and Team SoloMid in Week 4.

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore eSports. You can follow him on Twitter.