Esports organization Team Liquid has reportedly parted ways with their League of Legends support player, Adrian “Adrian” Ma, according to ESPN.
The organization has confirmed the news in a statement sent to Yahoo Esports.
“We mutually agreed to part ways,” said general manager Michael Artress, “Adrian is excited about options for next split and is completely free to decide what team he would like to compete on.”
Adrian joined Team Liquid on March 8 and went on to play three games with the team. Prior to joining TL, he signed to Phoenix1 in November 2016. He was previously signed to Immortals from November 2015.
Adrian himself posted on Twitter, alluding to the difficulties on joining a team so late during the split. Matthew “Matt” Elento played support for TL in recent games.
Matt is the better fit for the Liquid playstyle/dynamic, it's hard for a player to join in so late in the split and fit in right away
— Adrian Ma (@AdrianMaLOL) April 3, 2017
According to ESPN’s report, the parting was on mutual grounds and amicable. Adrian has not revealed what he will be doing next.
Team Liquid took a lot of action to improve their performance during this split, picking up AD carry Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng and later on a new coach in Nu-ri “Cain” Jang, former support player for NaJin Black. The efforts seemingly paid off somewhat, as the team avoided relegation to the Challenger Series.