Paris Saint-Germain withdraws from League of Legends, loses YellOwStaR in the process
Having held several discussions over the future of its esports organization, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has decided to withdraw from League of Legends until further notice.
The decision solely lies on “numerous uncertainties” that surround the competitive scene in Europe. These concerns were shared with Riot Games at some point but the response from the developer failed to convince PSG otherwise.
“As part of our 2018 season’s preparation, and after much discussions with the game publisher, Riot Games, numerous uncertainties remain in our view on the future of the League of Legends eSports scene in Europe,” the announcement points out.
PSG will continue supporting its other divisions where it has seen satisfying results in FIFA 17 and Rocket League. It must also be pointed out that its League of Legends team crashed and burned while trying to reach the European League Championship Series (EU LCS) this year.
In light of the organization parting ways with the game, PSG is also losing its head of esports. Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim makes his exit on the anniversary of his hiring. He retired from professional play last year after failing to help Fnatic reach the 2016 League of Legends World Championship.
“League of Legends has been ruling my life for the past seven years and brought me so much,” YellOwStaR stated on Facebook. “I just can’t leave it now as I still want to be part of the adventure. However, given the PSG position on the issue, we decided to part ways.”
Fans would see this as an opportunity for the veteran player to return to League of Legends. However, retired players seldom step back on to the stage with the same vigor and vigilance. Whatever YellOwStaR is planning should be revealed to the public soon since we are just months away from the start of the next season.