Remilia, the first ever pro female League of Legends player and the first ever transgender pro player, is leaving her team, Renegades. While there has been no official announcement from the team, Remi posted on Twitter saying goodbye and thanking her fans.
end it all with a hug from @aphromoo thank you guys for the support, it was fun.
— Remi (@RenegadeMaria) February 1, 2016
Remi has not said anything specifically about why she decided to leave, but she has posted many times in the past about wrestling with the anxiety of playing in front of crowds. Just a few days ago, she tweeted that she wasn’t sure if she’d ever be able to be comfortable playing on stage.
Not sure if I'll ever be able to play comfortably on stage, sorry to those that supported me.
— Remi (@RenegadeMaria) January 31, 2016
Besides dealing with anxiety, Remi has also had to deal with a lot of harassment. As many women who play games experience, people target her and criticize her looks and her performance, solely because of her gender.
Remi and her team became pro after their win in August of 2015 in the Challenger Series. She played support, and was the most well-known for playing Thresh. Her fans are sad to see her go, and have posted a thank you thread on the Renegades Reddit Page.