Team SoloMid has announcedÂ the departure of 3 members of it’s League of Legends team, with Marcus “Dyrus” Hill, Lucas “Santorin” Larsen, andÂ Ham “Lustboy” Jang-sik leaving the starting roster. Dyrus will remain with TSM as a full-time streamer and content creator, Lustboy will become an analyst for the team and assist in building a new roster, and Santorin will no longer play competitively.
As Season 5 comes to a close, we announce with a heavy heart the departures of Lucas â€˜Santorinâ€™ Larsen, Jang-sik â€˜Lustboyâ€™ Ham, and Marcus â€˜Dyrusâ€™ Hill from our League of Legends line-up. Santorin will be stepping down from the TSM roster, while Lustboy and Dyrus will remain as streamers under TSM.
Lucas â€˜Santorinâ€™ Larsen and our brand are mutually parting ways. Both him and the team remain on amicable terms, and we appreciate all his hard work in the past year. TSM wishes him farewell and best of luck in his future endeavors.
â€œI have enjoyed my time with TSM but we have now decided to part ways. Everyone has been nice to me and Andy has always done his best to help me out with everything. I will most likely not be playing competitive League Of Legends anymore but I will try to make full time streaming work while studying on the side.â€
-Lucas â€˜Santorinâ€™ Larsen
â€œSantorin was a pleasure to work with. Itâ€™s a real shame that things didnâ€™t work out. I wish him the best of luck for the futureâ€
-Andy â€˜Reginaldâ€™ Dinh
Jang-sik â€˜Lustboyâ€™ Ham is departing from TSM as a result of his decision to retire from professional play. His retirement marks the end of a very storied career, having been a part of the dominant Azubu Blaze, and spending the last year of his career as a part of the TSM family. Lustboy has left behind very large shoes to fill, and he will be remembered fondly with his hard earned victories on TSM. Lustboy will move to an analyst position, while also helping TSM construct their 2016 roster.
â€œDue to shoulder injuries and being tired of playing, I decided to step down as a player but Iâ€™ll still be involved with TSM helping in anyway possible. I will never forget how much fans and everyone treated me kindly, and I appreciate the opportunity given to me by TSM to prove my skills even though I was a foreigner.â€
– Jang-sik â€˜Lustboyâ€™ Ham
â€œLustboy joined TSM at a critical time, when we were left without a support due to unforeseen circumstances. He was rushed to join the team and was a crucial part of our 1st place finish in summer split 2014. Heâ€™s been a pleasure to work with in and out of game and I hope he can continue his success for the rest of his future endeavorsâ€
– Yoonsup â€˜Locodocoâ€™ Choi
Last, but not least, the departure of Marcus â€˜Dyrusâ€™ Hill. In the last four years, Dyrus has built a legacy. This is a legacy of dominance over the North American League of Legends professional scene for the previous four seasons. Four seasons where Dyrus maintained a berth on the top of North American standings throughout his career, and became one of only two players to have attended every World Championship to date. Dyrusâ€™ achievements during his tenure within Team SoloMid have made him a legend, and his retirement marks the end of an era. Dyrus will be moving into the â€œTSM Retirement Homeâ€ with ex-teammate Brian â€˜TheOddOneâ€™ Wyllie to become a full time streamer.
â€œAfter 5 seasons of playing competitive I think itâ€™s time to give someone else the chance to play with such amazing teammates. I am burnt out and it would be unfair to keep going without the same level of motivation. I will still be under TSM and I will support them from behind the scenes. Thank you all for everything I look forward to seeing the new roster soon!â€
-Marcus â€˜Dyrusâ€™ Hill
â€œThanks so much for being an awesome friend, teammate, and employee for the last 5 years. I look forward to continue working with Dyrus in supporting his transition from a player to streamer.â€
-Andy â€˜Reginaldâ€™ Dinh
We wish to express our gratitude to these players, all of whom have dedicated an extreme amount of time and their lives to Team SoloMid. Their contributions will have a lasting influence within the organization, and again we wish them all fair fortunes and the best of luck.