apEX steps in as Vitality in-game leader
Here's the official statement from the player.
'll start from the beginning
Creating a team from scratch was a real challenge for us in the middle of 2018. Both NBK and me had the idead of doing it, mainly with a talent like ZywOo.
It wasnt an easy task with all the qualifiers we had to go through.
We quickly realised that ALEX had a good view on the matter of the attack so it's been decided to give him that role. (so had that point we had 2 leaders)
Both ALEX and XTQZZZ are the big reasons of why we developped that well and why we had such a good consistency through 2019 with around 10 playoffs apparences in a row.
After some time, we started to see things differently with NBK and we had to part away and that moment wasn’t easy to live.
Nathan is a player i've been playing with for 4 years and we had a lof of great moments together.
At that point we decided to pick shox instead of him. ALEX became the captain and things have started to slowly go badly because we had to do too many tournaments in a row that we couldnt skip.
Everyone was slowly getting mentaly tired of not being able to show what we were capable of.
After our loss in EPL we had time to prepare for EPICENTER. It paid up: we won.
ALEX lost some motivation to continue playing at the highest level and we felt it. It wasnt easy to handle it at the end because everything was falling appart.
I wanna thanks ALEX for the last year we've been together, i knew him for a long time but we never had the chance to play together, and i'm happy we've done it.
Now we have to rebuild everything in the team, it's gonna be a long road for us to comeback at the level we were in 2019 but i know all the players i'm playing with, and
we are all motivated to give everything to comeback at the really top. Having new blood is something great for the french scene and i think Misutaa deserves his spot,
we gonna try to put him in the best conditions to perform and not using him the wrong way as we did in the past for few other players.
On a personal note it wasnt easy to handle everything because i gave my best to keep all the line ups together but I failed.
The last 6 months have been terrible, i couldnt find my place and i was underperforming. So the big challenge for me is to find that place again and i'm willing to give everything for that.
Thats why i am finally feeling ready to be the Captain of this team. It has always been somewhere in my head but I didnt feel ready for that. As most of you know, I've had emotions issues.
And now we are working with a mental coach, i'm getting way better and i'm feeling much better.
I believe that our team can make it back to the highest level.
I wanna thank everyone who still believes in us and never stopped, your support is one of the most important thing <3.
Now time to work. #VforVictory
We wish Dan good luck in his intentions and all of the best for Vitality.