Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez and Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen have made the decision to leave Origen’s League of Legends lineup.

The decision comes after the team struggled to perform during the 2016 season, with Zven admitting in a Facebook post that the team didn’t truly give their all. After winning IEM San Jose and qualifying for the IEM World championship, Origen quickly lost to RNG and Team SoloMid and found themselves being bumped out of the tournament. Despite their difficulties, they found themselves placing second in the EU LCS Spring Split with an 11-7 record.

“Upon discussion with the mentioned players to try to keep them with us and then ratify their intentions of playing for team, we began negotiations with the club that was interested in them. These negotiations were long and very challenging but last night we finally reached an agreement. Despite our best efforts to keep the team together, we can now announce that Mithy and Zven will no longer be with us.

It is a sad situation because two comrades are leaving, and difficult because we had very little time to find a pair of great players to replace them.”

Both players were a part of the team’s first roster when it was created in December of 2014 with Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño Martínez.

Zven and Mithy have already been confirmed to have joined G2 Esports, according to a video posted to the organization’s official YouTube channel. Titled “Vacation is over,” it parodies their pre-MSI vacation and features both players in the G2 house fist-bumping the cameraman.

Origen has confirmed that Glenn “Hybrid” Doornenbal and Konstantinos “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou are taking Zven and Mithy’s places on the roster as the roster’s support and ADC, respectively.

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