Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels was not on the broadcast for Week 1 of the European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS) as he remains absent from the public sphere after a nude photo leak two weeks ago.
Krepo, one of the most popular League of Legends casters in the world, announced on Twitter he would be stepping down from casting the Mid-Season Invitational after nude photos leaked of him on the internet in the middle of the tournament. He probably would have been a shoe-in to cast the finals of MSI, in which SK Telecom T1 defeated G2 Esports 3-1.
Since posting the tweet May 20, Krepo has not posted on social media. His status with Riot Games remains unclear. Riot Games initially had no statement about Krepo’s status. When pressed this week about Krepo’s status, Slingshot was told Krepo had “taken some time off,” but his status was uncertain. Follow-up requests for comment were not answered.
He did not appear on Thursday’s broadcast, which featured Eefje “sjokz” Depoortere, James “Stress” O’Leary and Andy “Vedius” Day on the hosting desk and Martin “Deficio” Lynge and Trevor “Quickshot” Henry as the in-game casters.
None of the casters made any reference to Krepo, who has been a mainstay on the EU LCS broadcast desk for the last two years, and there has been no mention of Krepo from Riot Games since the nude leak. Krepo removed any mention of Riot Games or the EU LCS from his Twitter profile, but it’s unclear when that happened or if it has any relation to the leak.
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