Mellisan departs Fnatic
Posted 2012-07-11 hxd
Mellisan departs Fnatic
It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of Peter "Mellisan" Meisrimel from the League of Legends team. Due to education commitments, Mellisan has decided the time has come to take a step back from the competitive scene. He has had a very successful career with Fnatic and can be very happy with his achievements and experiences.
Peter was part of the original team that was recruited to Team Fnatic from myRevenge. After their win at CeBIT 2011, Mellisan and his team were welcomed into Fnatic and ever since he has been an integral part of the squad. Fnatic League of Legends went on to make history at the Riot Season 1 Finals, winning $50,000 whilst being watched by over 100,000 viewers at home. It was the most memorable moment of the team and their proudest moment.
Season 1 Champions at DreamHack Summer 2011
After the Season 1 victory, the team flew out to Taiwan with our head-sponsor RaidCall. After a week of promotion and unforgettable experiences together, the team went home and got back to playing. Shortly after, they headed to Gamescom for the Intel Extreme Masters event, where they finished in third place. A dissapointing finish for them, but a decent placing overall. This was the turning point for the team. After this they were in a slight drought and couldn't gather themselves back where they left off. This was until IEM: New York where they won the entire tournament without dropping a map.
The next major event was IEM: CeBIT where Mellisan and the team had an unfortunate 7-8th finishing. They were very unpleased with their performance and worked very hard to get back in top shape. In order to help do so they headed to Korea for the OGN Spring Championship. They learned an awful lot there and have looked a stronger team ever since. At the OGN tournament they finished in 5-6th place.
The legendary bot-lane...LaMia and Mellisan
The experiences that Peter has gained from his professional League of Legends career are amazing. He can look back and be very proud of what he has acheived. Below you can find a list of achievements and statements from his team-mates on his departure. Peter has also written a blog himself, explaining in his own words why he has decided to depart the team and more.
ACHIEVEMENTS UNDER FNATIC
1st: Season 1 Championship - DreamHack Summer 2011
3rd: IEM: Gamescom
1st: IEM: New York
7/8th: IEM: CeBIT
5/6th: OGN Spring Championship
All online tournaments have been excluded
You can find out what Peter has to say about leaving the team by reading his blog post which can be found HERE.
It's sad to see Peter having to make this decision now, but it was obvious that he had to change his focus a bit since he was not really interested on try-harding ingame after being busy with University all day. This way he will do what he chose, finish his career and just play for fun, when he wants to, if some day in the future he is back in the business I would like to play with him again. I wanna wish him good luck and thank him for this more than one year and a half together of great memories.
It saddens me to see Peter go, but I knew this was inevitable in the long run, as Peter always was busy with studying and had no intentions to fall behind because of LoL. League of Legends is just getting bigger and bigger and more competative each day so the time he could muster simply wasn't enough anymore and everybody in the team and he himself know that.
I hope you all the best for the future!
It's very sad to let go of my laning partner after over a year together. Peter just doesn't have the time anymore, the game is no longer a hobby and he simply can't juggle two jobs. I wish all the best for him in his future.
I also feel really sad see you leaving. You were the reason why I started playing support some months ago. Your behavior and your attitudes towards other persons were allways nice or to say it in other words you are a really nice guy. I had the feeling that you didn’t enjoy playing the game anymore and that you have a very intact reallife which one you should focus on. Thank you for giving me the chance to play for Fnatic and thank you that you had allways time to talk/discuss stuff with me. I will miss you and wish you best of luck for your future.
Harry Wiggett - Manager
It's very sad to see Mellisan leave the team, but it's something we saw coming. Peter has always been into his studies and now that his favourite hobby and his studies have collided, he has had to make a choice. I have lots of fantastic memories with the cat-loving German, lots of experiences and trips. It's a big shame to see him go but the future is still very bright for FnaticRaidCall League of Legends. All the best to Peter and I know he will continue following the team´s progress.
This now puts us back to five members, five core members. This is the team that will now shape Fnatic's League of Legends future.
FnaticRC League of Legends
Lauri "Cyanide" Happonen (c)
Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño Martinez
Paul 'sOAZ' Boyer
Patrick "Pheilox" Walpuski
Manuel "LaMia" Mildenberger