Mancloud, Bunny Fufu To Curse Academy; Zekent Retires
So, another day and another League of Legends transfer story for you all to digest. This one certainly isn't the most sensational of the off-season but it does clear-up a few questions that are currently floating around the NA scene. Some have asked where next for XDG mid-laner Zachary "Mancloud" Allan Hoschar? Others, what will happen to one of last-seasons break-out players, Curse support Michael "Bunny FuFuu" Kurylo, following the team's acquisition of TSM stalwart Alex "Xpecial" Chu? If what our sources tell us is correct, we can answer those questions for you at least.
It seems both players will be moved to the Curse academy side. While Hoschar had designs on moving to an LCS team, we are told he has had trials for the academy team, which he has passed with flying colours. He has also been seen duo-queuing with Curse team coach Brandon "Saintvicious" DiMarco, who will also be stepping out of retirement again to play for the team. Our sources tell us that the move is a good fit and that Hoschar hopes that should he impress suitably he may have a shot of playing for the first team.
Following the shock move of Xpecial to Curse, Kurylo got the rough end of the stick. Now finding himself without a team despite having been one of the stronger performers in the Curse team, the management vowed to find him a new LCS home if possible. So far that hasn't proved fruitful and the player will be placed in the Academy side.
This means the end of the road for the previous support George "Zekent" Liu. The player will now be without a team and will be retiring from competitive League of Legends. He has taken up a role within Waystone Games and will be working on developing their upcoming MOBA title "Dawngate". We here at Esports Heaven wish him all the best for his future endeavours.
Completing Curse Academy will be Curse veteran Keenan "Rhux" Santos, although there is a potential transfer to Team Coast on the table currently, and Brandon "DontMashMe" Phan at AD carry. Naturally we will keep you abreast of this and other developments as and when we know of them.