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NintendudeX contemplates League of Legends return

Nintendudex says he's contemplating a revival of his League of Legends career.
NintendudeX says he's contemplating a revival of his League of Legends career. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Joshua “NintendudeX” Atkins said Tuesday he’s contemplating a revival of his League of Legends career.

As one of the earliest professionals in League of Legends, NintendudeX played with teams such as Good Game University and Team Coast as part of The North American League of Legends Championship Series in the 2013-14 seasons. Most well-known for his jungle Olaf, NintendudeX made a name for himself with his numerous dragon steals, and continues to have a strong following for his streams on Twitch.

He competed in the 2015 NA LCS Expansion Tournament as part of Team Fusion, which qualified for the tournament through the ranked ladder. Although the team made it to the offline tournament, it lost to Curse Academy and Team Coast, failing to make it to the LCS, but qualifying for the spring split of the Challenger Series.

Following some health complications in 2015, NintendudeX had to step down from the team for the first week of the Challenger Series, but he returned on the second week. Team Fusion managed to qualify for the promotional tournament but lost to Dignitas and disbanded. NintendudeX moved to Top Dog Gaming, but his new team failed to qualify for the Challenger Series and shortly disbanded following controversy regarding player payment.

NintendudeX is 140th in the Challenger ranking with a win rate of 54 percent. He has maintained a high spot in Master tier on the ladder for months and jumped to Challenger in a matter of two days.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games

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