Posted 2016-09-29 Lepertum
It comes with a heavy heart that today we say goodbye to Dayun “Spirit” Lee, who joined our League of Legends squad alongside countryman Gamsu back at the start of the 2016 Season.
Although a tough season, it was not without its joys. Together we achieved a 2nd place finish at the IEM World Championship, taking down the 1st and 2nd place Chinese teams, as well as battling hard to a 3rd place finish in the LCS Spring Season.
Throughout 2016, Spirit showcased why he is one of the best junglers in the world. More often than not, he was hard carrying games off the back of mechanical outplays and smart jungle pathing. Constantly drawing bans, his Nidalee, Olaf and Graves were the terror of the EU LCS.
Moving into 2017, we are looking to significantly rebuild our team and the structure of Fnatic League of Legends, whilst Dayun wishes to take on exciting new challenges. Therefore, we have mutually agreed to part ways.
Spirit, Former Fnatic Jungle
I am very happy that I worked with Fnatic. They really helped me to improve myself as a player and as a person. I grew up a lot and I just want say thank you Fnatic. Also, Fnatic management is actually insane, I love them! :D
Finlay “Quaye” Stewart, Fnatic LoL Team Manager
Working with Dayun for the last year has been an absolute pleasure. Never before have I seen a player with such intense amounts of dedication and attitude towards a single goal of winning. Even after living in a foreign country surrounded by an unusual culture and losing his two closest friends on the team, Spirit gave it his all day in, day out.
I have no doubt that he has a long future in the League of Legends scene. His jovial personality brings joy and happiness to all those around him, whilst his passion for the game has never dwindled. The Spirit story is far from over.
It is safe to say that Dayun is someone I would call a close friend. It pains me to see him leave. However, I'm sure we will see each other in the near future!
Going forward, we will support Spirit in whatever direction he wishes to go. We hope to match up against him on the rift soon!
Thank you for everything, Dayun. Best of luck in the future!