Multiple members of Napikins in Disguise took to Twitter today, announcing the disbandment of the team. Not only that, some members claim to be done with the competitive scene entirely. NiD's jungler, Christopher 'ScubaChris' Lee, broke the news first.
Wheee. I'm officially done with competitive League! Waddle waddle!~— ScubaChris (@scubachrisLoL) November 19, 2013
This was followed quickly by NiD's manager, Angel 'theAndelgVigil' Vigil.
I guess the cat is out of the bag. I too am done with the competitive league scene.— angel. (@theangelvigil) November 19, 2013
NiD's AD Carry, Josh 'Brunch' Abrantes, was also active on Twitter, but was not able to disclose why the team is no longer together.
some unfortunate events led up to this over the past weeks, these events have to remain disclosed though sorry :D— Josh Abrantes (@brunchlol) November 19, 2013
Vigil shed a little more light on the situation, saying that the team "toppled over" for a "multitude of reasons," but said it was a good time while the team was together. The most curious aspect is Lee and Vigil stating they are no longer going to pursue a career in competitive League of Legends. Team members Tyson 'InnoX' Kapler, Nicholas 'nubbypoohbear' Harlan, and Nicolas 'Gleebglarbu' Haddad have yet to comment on the situation.
Update: Head North American LCS Referee J.T. Vandenbree, AKA RiotTiza, posted two tweets regarding the situation.
re: NiD disbanding- promotion slots are kept by keeping 3 players of their original SPQ1 locked roster together. Doesn't matter where.— J.T. Vandenbree (@RiotTiza) November 19, 2013
There will be a 3rd/4th place match in both regions' current Promotion Qualifier. The winners will qualify in place of a disbanded team.— J.T. Vandenbree (@RiotTiza) November 19, 2013
NiD's former support, Nicolas 'Gleebglarbu' Haddad, also made a brief statement on reddit.
"While I'm not sure what the rest of the team is going to be up to, I'll still be playing competitively and looking at whatever options I have available to me," he said. "I wish all of them the best of luck in whatever they decide to do!"
Photo Credit: Napkins in Disguise