The American League of Legends scene has been struggling with problems for a long time and cannot compete equally with the best regions in the world during international tournaments. There can be several reasons, but the most frequently mentioned is certainly the lack of young and prospective players who could bring a fair amount of freshness to the league. And although we would like to see new faces, each time the true legend of a given region decides to hang the mouse and keyboard on a stake, we begin to wonder if this is really a good step.
Last night, one of the most successful botlaners on the American scene decided to suspend his professional player’s career. Of course, we are talking here about Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi, a long-term representative of Cloud9, who we will not see in the near future in the role of actively participating in any games. Not so long ago, Sneaky was replaced in C9 by Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen and did not have the slightest intention of fighting him for a place in the main formation, competing in the struggles intended for the academy. And although for some time Scuderi was associated with the transfer to the LCS Dignitas returning to the franchise, ultimately nothing happened, because in the end, wearing the yellow-black leotard in the 2020 season there will be a youngster — Johnson “Johnsun” Nguyen.
So it’s no wonder that when Sneaky didn’t find a new home for himself in the 2020 most important league in North America, he decided to take a break and suspend his career for an indefinite period. The 25-year-old botlaner, however, does not intend to remain idle and step aside completely, because in the near future he will continue to work as an independent streamer, he will still be one of Cloud9’s shareholders, and in addition, he has assumed the position of advisor in the organization. For those who are worried that they will probably never see Scuderi again in professional LoL games, we have good news. Sneaky in his statement assured all fans that he still wants to compete, however, he wants to look around for the best option for a possible return.
We would like to remind you that the former Cloud9 botlaner has appeared on all editions of the LoL World Championships since the 2013 season. And although every year American teams significantly disappointed the expectations of lovers of the struggle, Sneaky and his companions repeatedly gave them reasons for joy. The C9 with Scuderi in the composition was able to be in the Worlds quarterfinals four times, and in 2018 it even reached the semi-finals, surprising all enthusiasts. In addition to international successes, Sneaky has also made several important trophies from NA LCS, including two championship titles.