Christy “Ender” Frierson announced April 23 that he will not return to the LEC broadcast for the Summer Split. The League of Legends referee-turned color caster ends his time in the European league after three years with the broadcast. In his goodbye announcement, the North American said he would return home to create content and cast Riot Games’ other title: VALORANT.
He is not moving away from League of Legends entirely, Ender said in the video. He specified that he still plans to commentate for the Mid-Season Invitational in May and is looking into LCS co-streaming or working with the LCS broadcast. But, he does plan to jump into streaming and content creation on his personal channels.
“I’m so sad to move away and leave the show behind, but I’m also really excited,” said Ender.
Ender’s legacy in the LEC
Ender started his League of Legends career as an amateur player and caster in the North American community. He became an LCS referee in 2017 and then answered an open caster call by LEC talent manager Trevor “Quickshot” Henry in 2018.
The tweet that started it all. https://t.co/yMLm4RFeZR
— ender (@endercasts) April 23, 2021
Ender made the cut and started his professional casting career in Berlin for the then EU LCS. He debuted in the second week of the EU LCS Summer Split and continued to be a mainstay of the league and region. Ender casted the EU LCS, EU Masters and the 2019 and 2020 World Championships. He was also on the analyst desk when not commentating for the league or on the World’s stage.
Ender has only casted one LEC, or EU LCS, grand finals which was his final cast for the league. He, along with Daniel “Drakos” Drakos and Marc Robert “Caedrel” Lamont commentated the full best-of-five finals between Rogue and MAD Lions.
In his ask-me-anything stream after the announcement, Ender said that he would return to Los Angeles with family and then jump back into content creation. He also expressed interest in casting North American VALORANT as he had limited options to do so in Europe.