We may now know why Quickshot was taken off the LEC broadcast

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Trevor “Quickshot” Henry is leaving Riot Games and the LEC, and there’s some controversy behind the reason why.

Quickshot started his career with the LEC in 2013. Before casting in League of Legends, he had a background in the Call of Duty esports scene. Once he joined the LEC casting team, he saw the pro scene in Europe grow year by year. Riot hired him as a community coordinator with an office in Dublin, on top of his casting duties. 

Unfortunately for the caster, his time with Riot comes to an end. And the reason why is sure to surprise many fans. 

Will Quickshot participate in the LEC in 2024?

Quickshot will not participate in the LEC in 2024. Before his exit was made official, fans were already worried about the caster’s status with Riot Games. Although the latest LEC season began in January 2024, Quickshot did not cast for any of the opening matches. Quickshot himself noted this fact in an update video on YouTube. He says he doesn’t know what the future holds, and that he reached out to other competitive esports organizations while also considering streaming in the future. 

The caster is one of many employees Riot Games has let go in 2024. Earlier in the year, Riot Games laid off 530 staff members, amounting to 11% of its total workforce. However, the core teams for Riot’s most popular games, Valorant and League of Legends, were largely unaffected.

But unlike those laid off, Quickshot’s exit is allegedly not due to “internal structure changes,” but instead a controversial decision on the caster’s part.

Why did Quickshot leave Riot Games?

Neither Riot Games nor Quickshot gave an official reason for the latter’s exit. However, speculation points to an incident that occurred during the 2023 League of Legends World Championship.

In a since-deleted video, Quickshot was seen getting ready for a show by dancing while saying “do the Hitler.” Although some have additionally claimed that Quickshot did this while in Germany, where the LEC studio is based, he was actually in Dublin, Ireland at the time of the recording while serving as an analyst for the Worlds 2023 Play-In broadcast.

After the incident, Quickshot didn’t appear for the LEC in 2024 until making his eventual exit. The timing would line up, if this is indeed the reason for his departure from Riot and the LEC.

Regardless of the incident’s impact on Quickshot’s career, there is no denying that the LEC has lost one of its most iconic voices with Quickshot’s exit. And given the potential reasoning for his departure, it may not be getting that voice back anytime soon.

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Written by Gab Hernandez

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