Forgiven Public Opinions Stepdown League of Legends
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A few days ago, League of Legends professional player Konstantinos-Napoleon “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou announced that he is stepping down from Schalke 04’s main roster. After only four weeks of play in the LEC, the Greek ADC felt that the team wasn’t willing to make changes in order to win. His stepdown drew a lot of attention, and the announcement on Twitter gained a lot of traction. With that being said, let’s take a look at some interesting responses to FORG1VEN stepping down from the main team.

‘If he always played to win, he shouldn’t have joined this team’

Opinions on FORG1VEN’s unexpected early stepdown are quite mixed. On the one hand, some people are defending him, saying that he couldn’t do anything with this team. Such is the case with former Gambit Gaming support Edward “Edward” Abgaryan. Under FORG1VEN’s announcement, he stated that he doesn’t understand why people criticize FORG1VEN so much. He further added that FORG1VEN couldn’t do much if his other lanes were losing most of the time. Brazilian ADC Felipe “brTT” Gonçalves also commented on Edward’s reply, starting an interesting conversation.

Edward further supported F0RG1VEN by saying he really didn’t have much choice in which team to sign for. Since he spent the last two years in the army and couldn’t play much League, teams weren’t really willing to offer him a contract.

Former TSM coach KC “woodbuck” Woods also chimed in on the conversation, saying he should have taken this as a chance to prove himself, especially attitude-wise. FORG1VEN replied to woodbuck, saying his attitude wasn’t the reason he stepped down.

Woods finished the conversation by saying he doesn’t believe toxicity was the reason for him stepping down. However, he further adds that doing it so early doesn’t help the public’s negative perception of him, even if it might not be true.

Do you think FORG1VEN will be given another chance on a different team or even on Schalke 04? Let us know in the comments below!

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Vince Koyle
Vince Koyle is an esports writer, tech nerd and CompSci student. He often likes to compare traditional sports to esports, showing his love for both kinds. Also tends to sometimes try too hard with explaining what esports is and how it isn't any different than traditional sports. He mainly covers the League of Legends scene, with an emphasis on European and Asian leagues.