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24 August 2016
After a disappointing run during the 2016 EU LCS Summer Split, Origen decides to let go of support player Glenn “HYBRID” Doornenbal. He was added in the roster together with Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou in May to strengther the team's bot lane.
From Origen’s website:
"Today we announce that Glenn “HYBRID” Doornenbal is no longer a part of Origen. It has been a difficult decision to end our contract with Hybrid. We know he is one of the best players in his position, but perhaps the difficult circumstances of this split did not let him be a 100% focussed on the project, as we expected.
At first we were very excited with the incorporation of Forg1ven and Hybrid. we thought we had a great botlane, because both of them are great players.
In fact, they were the best players that we could get at that moment. But to win games not everything depends on the individual skill and quality as a player. The human factor, the commitment to the team, helping out your teammates to create a good working environment for everyone so that everyone can give it their best are also highly influential.
Sadly, this was not achieved. The synergy we expected our botlane to have with each other, and the rest of the team, did not happen. Which led to our decision to let go of forg1ven, forcing xPeke to play in a position that is not his, despite his shortcomings.
And now, after having finished this season, we have decided to let go of Hybrid, whom we thank for his efforts for the team. We wish him best of luck in the new career opportunities which he will have surely.”
Founded by ex-Fnatic player Enrique Cedeño “xPeke” Martínez in 2014, Origen performed well during the past seasons, taking top four finishes in the EU LCS and winning IEM San Jose against Counter Logic Gaming (CLG). This split marked the first time the team had to play in the relegation tournament, which they succeeded by defeating Misfits.