After a decade of professional League of Legends, North American mid laner Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer is hanging up his mouse and keyboard. Goldenglue announced his retirement from pro play in a Twitlonger and mentioned that he would be taking up head coach duties for 100 Thieves Academy as the next chapter of his LoL esports career.
Goldenglue first made his League of Legends Championship Series debut in the 2014 NA LCS Spring Split as a substitute for Dignitas mid laner William "Scarra" Li. Despite a strong performance, Scarra started for DIG in the post-season, and Goldenglue spent the majority of his career in the following years having to prove himself for LCS opportunities. Goldenglue found a niche as a low-econ substitute for Nicolaj "Jensen" Jensen on Cloud9 in 2018, but desired more as a full LCS starter.
2020 was without a doubt the finest season of Goldenglue's career. The mid laner helped Golden Guardians qualify for the 2020 LCS Spring Playoffs, and after finding himself jobless come summer, found a home as the new starter for Evil Geniuses so EG could start both AD Carry Bae "Bang" Jun-sik and newly acquired top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon without having mid laner Daniele "Jiizuke" di Mauro breaking the 2-import starter rule.
EG qualified for the 2020 LCS Summer Playoffs, but fell short of a Worlds 2020 qualification. EG has since made a flurry of roster moves this off-season, starting with the release of Bang, Goldenglue, and top laner Colin "Kumo" Zhao. Goldenglue will replace Kelsey Moser as the Head Coach of 100 Thieves Academy and should provide solid mentorship to the organization's younger players, specifically in the case of mid laner Tommy "Ryoma" Le.
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