Origen and starting support Glenn “Hybrid” Doornenbal have parted ways after a disappointing split ended in the team fighting through the promotion tournament.
I'm no longer part of Origen. Last split was a real disappointment in every way possible. I'd like thank all the fans for supporting me.— Glenn (@HybridLoL) August 22, 2016
When Origen lost star bottom lane duo Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodriguez to G2 in May, it was easy to predict that Origen would have a hard time recovering.
When the team signed former H2K AD Carry Konstantinos “Forg1ven” Tzortziou and former G2 support Hybrid, however, hope returned. Forg1ven is known as one of the most mechanically gifted players in the West and Hybrid had just won an LCS title in his first split playing at that level.
But Forg1ven left the team after just a few games, and Origen sturggled to replace him the rest of the split. Team owner Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño Martínez, the team’s former starting support, tried to fill in, but his unfamiliarity with the position harmed the team’s chances. Origen signed Lithuanian Challenger AD Carry prospect Augustas “Toaster” Ruplys, but after six games (and a 3-3 record) returned to xPeke (whom Origen went 9-18 with this split).
Hybrid will likely be a hot commodity this offseason, as a support player with an LCS title under his belt and experience on an international stage (MSI 2016). From the Netherlands, he is an EU national and is thus most likely to end up with a different European team.