Update 6.04 PM PST: XDG Owner Marshall Alexander has informed onGamers that he will be providing us a full statement regarding the team's situation shortly.
Following a report that XDG support player Lyubomir "Bloodwater" Spasov would move to the bench, with current jungler Christopher "Zuna" Buechter replacing him and current sub Nicholas "Nickwu" Wu Smith taking the jungler position, onGamers reached out to XDG management for further information. Bloodwater will not become a sub, but will instead be retiring.
We're not benching Bloodwater, hes retiring. School and his personal life were taking up a lot of his time and he wasn't able to dedicate as much to the game as last year. We haven't solidified a roster yet.
- XDG Manager Julian Collins
When asked for further clarification on the information in the report, Collins added:
Some of the stuff in the article is completely untrue, we had planned to go public with the news before this weekend, Nick isn't in uncharted territory, hes been jungling the challenger scene for the past few months.
Bloodwater will not be playing in the LCS this weekend. Instead, Nickwu will be playing in what has been strictly described as a "tryout."