Photo Scandal Forces Krepo to Step Down From Casting League of Legends
Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels is officially stepping down as one of the primary casters for the European League Championship Series (EU LCS).
The former League of Legends professional stated that the decision was his to make and Riot Games supported him throughout the process. He also clarified that his “extended” break should be taken as indefinite but there is hope that he might return to casting games in the future.
“I do not know what the future holds, maybe I’ll come back to casting eventually, but right now I need a break and hope you can all understand that,” reads the announcement.
The move follows last month when he had to make an early exit from casting the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational because of explicit photos of himself being leaked on social media. At the time, Krepo stated that he has decided to take a little break from the analyst desk until the scandal settles in the dust. That decision has only led to a permanent departure.
The entire incident is unfortunate. Krepo is a veteran when it comes to the professional circuits of the game, having played in a number of teams since the early seasons. He was also part of the European CLG division, which placed third in the 2012 World Championship.
After retiring from Elements in April 2015 as a player, Krepo turned towards a career in casting. He started on the desk during the summer split of the same year, attending his first World Championship as a caster a few months later.
The amount of hours he put in at work showed through his great casting and analysis. It is disappointing to see all of it crumbling down like this. We hope to see Krepo return to the desk soon and wish him luck with his future endeavors.