Top laner Jorge “Werlyb” Casanovas has left Fnatic, the player announced today.
“I’m no longer part of Fnatic. These months have been a great but tough experience. Being a sub is not easy when you are used to play every game, as almost every proplayer,” stated the Spaniard.
The played joined the Fnatic organization in April, as a member of their Challenger team, Fnatic Academy. However, after the side’s failure to qualify to the European Challenger Series Summer Split, the top laner joined the LCS team as a substitute.
After Yeong-Jin “Gamsu” Noh’s departure in June, it was announced that Werlyb would be one of the two top laners in a 6-man roster, alongside with the newly arrived Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek. The player however, only played two games throughout the entire Summer Split – both losses, against G2 Esports and Team ROCCAT.
Werlyb also said what he will be doing next: “My goal is to play in the LCS next split but until then I will be playing for ThunderX3 Baskonia in Spanish League and try to win everything with them. By doing that, I will keep playing and improving and I will be at a really high level for tryouts.”
Before joining Fnatic, Werlyb was between 2014 and December last year the starting top laner for Giants Gaming in the EU LCS. After leaving the Spanish organization, he most recently played for Team Huma, in the 2016 EU CS Spring Split, where they failed to advance to the Summer Promotion Tournament after losing to Millenium in the playoffs.
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