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Jamie | 5. November 2020

Caedrel to Take Break from Professional Play Following Excel Exit

LEC jungler Robert “Caedrel” Lamont has parted ways with Excel Esports, with the 24-year-old now set to take a break from competing professionally in League of Legends. It was announced by Excel Esports on Monday, with the organization having taken to Twitter to thank the Brit for his time.

It is now understood that Caedrel will move into a freelance style role, with Lamont having been at Excel Esports since back in December 2018. The former Ninjas in Pyjamas and H2K player played in a total of four complete splits for the LEC team, with Excel having failed to make it through to the playoffs each and every time, having finished mid to bottom in the standings.

Who Will Fill the Void Left by Caedrel?

It has yet to be revealed as to who will act as jungler for Excel during the upcoming split following the departure of Caedrel, with the organization having no backup junglers in their ranks. As a result, it could well be that academy talent Christian Vendelbo “Taxer” Bylling Jensen is promoted to the main Excel roster. However, Excel could also look externally in order to rebuild.

Caedrel has demonstrated that his skills are not restricted to playing of late, with the Brit having acted as an analyst for a LEC broadcast, while he was also seen on the State Farm analyst desk during the World Championship. He received praise for his ability to analyze pro League of Legends players, as well as demonstrating how they can improve.

What Those Involved Had to Say on the Departure of Caedrel

Excel took to Twitter to announce the news of Caedrel’s departure, posting the following: Thank you @Caedrel. Thank you for joining us on this journey for the past two years. Thank you for putting your trust into Excel back in 2018. Thank you for everything, there will always be a home here for you. Now go smash whatever you do next. Until next time. #ThriveTogether.

Meanwhile, Caedrel responded by saying: Thank you @EXCEL for trusting me 2 years ago. Saddens me a lot to leave, didn’t bring them the success id hoped for when I started this journey but I’m grateful for everything they’ve done for me. Best of luck moving forwards, this video brought a tear to my eye Blue heart.

The 21-year-old later gave fans an insight into his future plans, posting: “Offseason has been extremely hard for me, decisions about the future were so tough, but I think Im making the right choice here by taking a break from professional play. Regardless I am super excited about the future but going into the unknown is always scary. Thank you again.”

Speculation has already begun regarding his future, with many having talked up a role for the LEC broadcast. Such a move would certainly not be a surprise, given his performances in this area in the past.