Gleeb hangs it up to pursue school
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Former Team SoloMid and Winterfox support player Nicolas “Gleeb” Haddad has decided to hang it up, closing the book on his adventurous career.
The former LCS player took to his Facebook page to make his announcement:
“Hello everybody, I know it's been awhile since my last post and I apologize for that but I wanted to give everyone a quick update on what I'll be doing in the future. Although I've really enjoyed my time playing in the LCS and CS, I've decided to focus on school going forward and I'll be starting up college in the fall semester. It was an amazing experience and I'm really happy to have gotten the opportunity to play League professionally. I also wanted to thank everyone who supported me while I was playing and wish good luck to my former teammates.”
Like many pros, the 19-year-old Haddad bounced around between the North American League Championship Series and it’s minor league counterpart.
Haddad’s career peak and temporary stardom came around just over a year ago, taking over for a departing Alex “Xpecial” Chu as TSM’s starting support. However, the daydream came to an end nine weeks into the 2015 Summer Split when TSM would acquire former CJ Entus Blaze Jang-sik “Lustboy” Ham to replace him.
After filling out substitute duties for the rest of the split, Haddad would head to Team Fusion before returning to the LCS as a member of Winterfox this spring, playing twelve games before they would fall in relegations. This summer Haddad was a member of Vortex, the rebranded Final Five, but would not appear in a game.
While he might not have had the most storied career or a horse to ride into the sunset, Haddad lived a dream playing on the LCS stage, served as a member one of the most prestigious North American gaming organizations and built a bit of a fanbase himself. And all of that was before his 20th birthday.