AmaNEk parts ways with LDLC

François "AmaNEk" Delaunay's contract with LDLC expired as of Friday, the player has announced on Twitter.

The Frenchman had been part of LDLC since mid-May when he joined the organization alongside David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic in lieu of Mathieu "Maniac" Quiquerez, who had announced his retirement, and Timothée "DEVIL" Démolon.

In his time with the Francophone side, the 25-year-old helped them win PMU Challenge 2018 Finals and ESL Pro European Championship, and most notably advance to the playoffs at IEM Chicago, where LDLC beat Renegades, North, and NRG.

AmaNEk stated he will "take a step back" to think about the next steps in his career

This marks the second departure of a player within a span of a little over a week, after Alex "ALEX" McMeekin left the squad to join forces with Vitality late last month.

LDLC are now down to the following trio:

Belgium Antoine "to1nou" Pirard
France David "devoduvek" Dobrosavljevic
France Logan "LOGAN" Corti

France François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
François 'AmaNEk' Delaunay
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
545
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Logan 'LOGAN' Corti
Logan 'LOGAN' Corti
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
481
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
866
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
562
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
500
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
846
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
good luck my friend!
2019-01-04 20:17
nooo he was the best player here
2019-01-04 20:17
#44
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Turkey Fugiart 
expected
2019-01-04 20:21
#6
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Sweden Unluko 
F5
2019-01-04 20:17
G2 wouldnt miss that oppurtunity
2019-01-04 20:19
They missed ZywOo so...
2019-01-04 20:21
Haha this
2019-01-04 20:54
They cant take a new player before the major thougha
2019-01-06 10:30
I mean they should kick jackz
2019-01-06 11:36
#2
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Europe youngjcsgo 
F
2019-01-04 20:17
Devoduvek without Amanek BibleThump
2019-01-04 20:18
He will leave forsure
2019-01-04 20:19
#77
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Turkey montpaylit 
why ? are they twins?
2019-01-04 20:37
#89
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Finland Kuiva_Simo 
Dude they are broys for life. Wherever other one goes, the other follows.
2019-01-04 20:46
#107
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France StickyRice 
Started together on small french teams until they started to grow with Platinium.WEGOTGAME (became Vexed after) that made a top 4 at ESWC in France, and devo was picked (trial) by NV but couldn't stay when NV could get ScreaM (was probably hoping to get picked by FaZe at the time but didn't happen). Both AmaNEk and devo continued the story together with Misfits in NA.
2019-01-04 21:02
devo left amanek to go join NV.. I'm not seeing the loyalty.
2019-01-05 02:57
#162
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France StickyRice 
You're right but at the time, AmaNEk (and their Vexed mates at the time) thought devo shouldn't miss such an opportunity, devo would have said the same thing to AmaNEk (to go for it) if a big org wanted him at the time.
2019-01-05 08:31
+1
2019-01-05 11:24
I am heartbroken, it was a sick duo
2019-01-04 21:38
#5
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United States YankeeM 
It's confirmed that he is going to Valiance.
2019-01-04 20:17
#23
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
replacing?
2019-01-04 20:19
#27
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United States YankeeM 
LETN1
2019-01-04 20:19
#29
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
interesting
2019-01-04 20:19
#35
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United States YankeeM 
And devoduvek is replacing ottoNd
2019-01-04 20:20
#39
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
yeah of course you cant have just one of these guys
2019-01-04 20:20
also interesting to note that devoduvek's father is Serbian so he probably can speak Serbian which would work for Valiance.
2019-01-04 20:27
#62
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
i dont really see how that would matter to anything since they are a international team atm
2019-01-04 20:29
oh i thought he's replacing one of the internationals, in case it was espiranto + ottond going out then it would be 4 serbian-speaking players + 1 french
2019-01-04 20:37
#80
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
would make sense but i doubt they will be dropping espi anytime soon
2019-01-04 20:38
yup extremely valuable player
2019-01-04 20:41
why would valiance replace their best player
2019-01-04 22:06
#163
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United States YankeeM 
Are you disabled? Ottond misses ez shots all the time he's terrible.
2019-01-05 09:46
OK sorry their 2nd best player gyazo.com/0f7b55600808e6737f31dff62b3403..
2019-01-05 14:28
Espi , hunter and nexa are all easily better than otto , leave ur biases aside...
2019-01-08 20:30
#63
jokes | 
Brazil on_you 
nice
2019-01-04 20:30
any links?
2019-01-04 20:29
#108
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France StickyRice 
Yeah my devo friend, i was like "WTF ? Ama and devo on Valiance ???" lul
2019-01-04 21:03
#71
AmaNEk | 
France ZywHere 
sauces ?
2019-01-04 20:33
#96
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
amanek too good for t5 team
2019-01-04 20:48
Valiance with amanek and especially with devoduvek would be a stacked team , if you would venture outside of tier 1 scene you would know how good espi and hunter are (both tier 1 potential) and valiance has already beaten LDLC number of times...
2019-01-08 20:32
#238
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
nexa too has gained a lot of experience since his stint with Renegades, learned from the failure and now he's on the rise. Not igleading ( did so in Imperial and Renegades ) he is t1 easily.
2019-01-16 19:38
Would be stupid to leave LDLC for valiance
2019-01-06 10:32
#7
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United States DervGuy 
-Rpk +Amanek inc mark my words
2019-01-04 20:17
Definitely a strong possibility
2019-01-04 20:20
he will play for 3DMAX
2019-01-04 20:30
#139
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United States DervGuy 
Possible
2019-01-04 23:24
or maybe -bodyy +amanek
2019-01-04 20:39
#138
 | 
United States DervGuy 
Hmmm that's true also
2019-01-04 23:24
It's surely is, just like -STYKO +Snax and -TACO +Stewie2k, we all know how it ended though, but yeah still who needs dem support players.
2019-01-05 06:37
SK/MiBR technically got better results after adding Stew
2019-01-06 13:38
Better than what? -felps +boltz was a mistake, so that "technicality" means nothing.
2019-01-06 16:07
#219
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Brazil SecondKS 
+11111 or in months -Alex +amando vitality
2019-01-05 14:46
#235
ZywOo | 
Europe PowwneD 
Not before the Major (3/5 core of the previous major), also RpK shouldn't be benched before the lineup will be test so not before the Major too
2019-01-07 11:21
#8
 | 
Europe KrepaN 
AMANEK TO FAZE GG
2019-01-04 20:17
RIP LDLC
2019-01-04 20:17
Rip
2019-01-04 20:17
#12
s1 | 
Ukraine mpletop1 
LDLC falling apart right after they started to look like they had solid potential
2019-01-04 20:17
well Alex left first
2019-01-04 20:18
#157
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India bozzmob 
Yeah. I had same thoughts as well. Feels bad man.
2019-01-05 04:41
i member misfits
2019-01-04 20:17
#109
 | 
France StickyRice 
I remember as well :)
2019-01-04 21:04
#116
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Bangladesh drvken 
whO?
2019-01-04 21:28
#117
 | 
France StickyRice 
EZ for AmaNEkterasu my friend, you know it
2019-01-04 21:29
#119
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Bangladesh drvken 
umm okay .
2019-01-04 21:34
I still do as well, goddamn this team had potential with seangares
2019-01-04 21:40
Unexpected
2019-01-04 20:18
#15
 | 
World Notb8ing 
maybe to G2 after major ? xD
2019-01-04 20:18
Yeah would be a nice addition instead of bodyy
2019-01-04 20:20
#16
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Belgium jorneiro 
+ex6 +scream
2019-01-04 20:18
#49
 | 
Netherlands @Deji 
+1
2019-01-04 20:24
Ex6 scream happy amanek devo?
2019-01-04 23:09
#17
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
Ok
2019-01-04 20:19
#18
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
so his boyfriend leaves next?
2019-01-04 20:18
#20
 | 
France SpooceCooke 
Holy shit
2019-01-04 20:18
#22
 | 
Germany GoBIG0rGoHome 
Amanek and devoduvek not together anymore :(
2019-01-04 20:18
#24
 | 
Indonesia tsokai 
Vitality Amanek
2019-01-04 20:19
#26
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Sweden godname 
amanek take´s happy place in NBK team confirm
2019-01-04 20:19
Alex already replaced happy lol wtf u talking about
2019-01-04 20:27
#72
AmaNEk | 
France ZywHere 
xd
2019-01-04 20:35
Finally parted way with devo too. Time to go to Vitality or G2...
2019-01-04 20:19
#30
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Lithuania yungz0r 
good game well played +ex6 +??
2019-01-04 20:19
They already kicked ex6 from LDLC for being terrible and having toxic leadership. Why would they bring him back? Overrated guy that should retire.
2019-01-05 01:11
Damn, the devo/amanek duo splits :(
2019-01-04 20:19
#33
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Finland Smoonah 
Good
2019-01-04 20:20
French scene is the biggest OMEGALUL of all time
2019-01-04 20:20
#79
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Turkey montpaylit 
hahahaha true
2019-01-04 20:38
#38
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United Kingdom Denim2k 
-rpk +amanek
2019-01-04 20:20
#40
ZywOo | 
Colombia 7RU7H 
what did you expect from the french ?? when they get good results, they always fuck everything up after this !
2019-01-04 20:21
g2 amanek ffffssssssssssss
2019-01-04 20:21
#78
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Turkey montpaylit 
who cares g2 dead team :D
2019-01-04 20:38
#239
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
They shat on Vitality with so little time with the new lineup while Vitality has been existing for almost half a year now hltv.org/matches/2329696/vitality-vs-g2-..
2019-01-16 19:39
#43
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Spain Silber_ 
Vitality or G2 plsss
2019-01-04 20:21
#45
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Poland POLAND_SHIT 
+Amanek in 3DMAX
2019-01-04 20:21
#46
MALI | 
Switzerland KyZr_ 
WHY DIDN'T HE JOINED INSTEAD OF ALEX FFS. -bodyy +AmaNEk -RpK +AmaNEk -DeadFox +AmaNEk -liazz +AmaNEk -FugLy +AmaNEk -karrigan +AmaNEk -STYKO +AmaNEk > Any of these is viable, ffs i don't get how he is so unlucky in his career choices and luck in general.
2019-01-04 20:22
#47
s1mple | 
India S1ayR 
glhf
2019-01-04 20:24
#48
s1mple | 
Brazil afxsaw1 
LOL
2019-01-04 20:24
LDLC Happy inc.
2019-01-04 20:24
-RpK or -bodyy I would prefer -RpK
2019-01-04 20:25
#68
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United States 9ine_qBk 
+1 Most underrated comment ever.
2019-01-04 20:31
Ty appreciate it Americano friendo
2019-01-04 20:36
kick this noob rpk ffs
2019-01-04 20:25
#53
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France iNolake 
3DMAX Amanek
2019-01-04 20:26
Yeetery
2019-01-04 20:29
#74
AmaNEk | 
France ZywHere 
with ?
2019-01-04 20:36
#85
 | 
France iNolake 
3DMAX : Hadji Davidp Maka Jinkz Amanek
2019-01-04 20:42
#87
AmaNEk | 
France ZywHere 
ah ouais j'avais zappé hadji merci
2019-01-04 20:43
#113
Aleksib | 
Chile Zzalb 
-JiNKZ +devoduvek ez
2019-01-04 21:18
#56
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Belgium Ex666TenZ 
+ Ex6TenZ & ScreaMy
2019-01-04 20:28
They already kicked ex6 from LDLC for being terrible and having toxic leadership. Why would they bring him back? Overrated guy that should retire.
2019-01-05 01:13
#160
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Belgium Ex666TenZ 
He wasn't kicked from LDLC, he left A terrible and toxic leadership? ahahahha
2019-01-05 07:03
Why not stick to the truth? hltv.org/news/22723/ex6tenz-on-the-way-o.. “I have been demanding with my players and sometimes I have been very tough with some of them, especially with the firsts versions and it created some resentment, but it was for good reasons... Lately, I was not agreeing with a lot of things, and I put into question a lot of things aswell. We had past the point of no return obviously. And I'm the one who is kicked. I respect it!" Read it twice if you need to understand, they didn’t like his leader style, he created resentment (aka he was toxic when they didn’t do exactly as he wanted), HE WAS KICKED. Like him all you want, but stick to the truth. He is overrated as f!
2019-01-05 13:00
#221
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Belgium Ex666TenZ 
Many people know that Lord Ex6TenZ had a strict leadership style in VG and Titan, but not toxic. All players with whom he played say that he is a very friendly person. I think on (And I'm the one who is kicked) he meant out or left but anyway on the stream, he said that he left the team because there were problems with contracts and his soul mate Maniac wants to end his career. Then why in the announcement was different reasons? Probably because he did not want to lose his respect.
2019-01-05 14:48
More likely on his stream he wanted to make it sound better for himself by changing the reason. LDLC also got much better after he left, coincident? Not likely. He might have a great legacy, but he hasn’t been good for many years. Saw him in LDLC vs some Swedish mix with Barbarr, LDLC was constantly over rotating for every slight fake, it was almost laughable. Again, like him all you want, but see him for what he is now!
2019-01-06 09:02
#240
shox | 
Serbia ravi0ll1 
ldlc got better because they got much better players maybe are you braindead
2019-01-16 19:40
-rpk -rpk -rpk please and we've got the real french superteam
2019-01-04 20:28
#156
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Sweden Lil|Kennedy 
>ALEX >French Pick one
2019-01-05 03:49
>french org, 4 french players, french coaches, based in france >not a french team Swedish iq omegalul
2019-01-05 10:45
#170
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Sweden Lil|Kennedy 
But still how is it a "French" superteam when there is a British dude in the team? Mr. ToStupidToGiveOutMyCountry
2019-01-05 12:51
rip Lé Tank
2019-01-04 20:31
scream LDLC?¿
2019-01-04 20:31
#67
chelo | 
Brazil kinzee 
wtf
2019-01-04 20:31
#69
 | 
China Blitzer 
-rpk +amanek 3 2 1 ...
2019-01-04 20:32
#70
 | 
Denmark limsaitama 
bye rpk d:
2019-01-04 20:32
#75
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
He said that he will be back when he will be ready at 100%. He is one of best players in France. G2 is full, Vitality is full, 3DMAX is less rated that LDLC. He could also join an international team. Maybe he will be back when he will receive an offer by an important team (French or international). G2 if boddy is kick after the Major Vitality if they qualified themself at Major and if RpK is kick. FaZe if adreN decline their offer.
2019-01-04 20:38
#83
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
he wont receive a offer from anyone relevant if he doesnt keep on playing tho
2019-01-04 20:40
#86
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
Of course, but if he stop playing just few weeks it isn't a problem. He doesn't need lots of months or years in order to make a choice for his career.
2019-01-04 20:42
#88
NBK- | 
France Azowel 
Maybe he will be a "stand-in" for 3DMAX
2019-01-04 20:45
easy peasy lemon squeezy for EnvyUs AMANEK
2019-01-04 20:39
AMA + DEVO are the BEST french upcoming duo, mark my words; now he left his buddy behind 😞😞😞 this means EITHER -BODY +HIM or -ALEX + HIM
2019-01-04 20:46
#122
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United States qzkR 
Someone said Ama had connections to Valience replacing LETN1 and that Devo would follow suit by replacing Ottand. But again, just some stuff people mentioned above.
2019-01-04 21:36
+1
2019-01-04 21:41
24 and 25, upcoming? He has carried devo long enough, need to go on his own to really shine.
2019-01-05 01:17
Oh cmon theres still 30y old pros... ps frenchies are slow so 23/24 is np?
2019-01-05 19:26
AmaNEk is great, now that he finally dropped his backpack (Devo) that he has been carrying for years, we might see him really take off.
2019-01-06 09:04
I think different... duo was nicer 😞
2019-01-06 09:49
#91
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Canada rdss 
why hltv-troll.org wrotte news about "non names" ?
2019-01-04 20:47
Way hltv-troll.org have comments from « no Brains » ?
2019-01-06 10:37
next will be devudovek
2019-01-04 20:47
vitality or g2 ?
2019-01-04 20:47
wtf??? unexpected.
2019-01-04 20:47
Devoduvek on the way
2019-01-04 20:48
This is big dude, G2 or Vitality better make room
2019-01-04 20:48
actually him would be a decent Faze addition
2019-01-04 20:50
#104
tr1p | 
United States Rambeard 
G2 would be smart to pick him up.
2019-01-04 20:58
#164
 | 
France |Lasso| 
If they pick him they will lost major slot
2019-01-05 10:30
They will pick him instead of bodyy after Katowice!
2019-01-05 12:21
FaZe Amanek INC
2019-01-04 21:01
#111
 | 
France StickyRice 
EZ Major incoming
2019-01-04 21:08
#110
France yvo 
3DMAX 95%
2019-01-04 21:08
#112
 | 
Colombia AlejoBuh 
rip LDLC
2019-01-04 21:14
AMANEK without devoduvek? Just half player lol. Godamanekdevoduvek
2019-01-04 21:21
More like 99%. Can’t carry devo forever.
2019-01-05 01:18
#115
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
Press F
2019-01-04 21:23
#120
 | 
United States xiquo 
rip LDLC incoming
2019-01-04 21:35
Well there goes my favorite duo
2019-01-04 21:43
devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devodevek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devodevek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devodevek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devoduvek and amanek devodevek and amanek
2019-01-04 23:19
In a couple of days amanek joins vitality
2019-01-04 22:00
g2 plz dont be mimimimimiimmimi else -rpk
2019-01-04 22:06
#132
 | 
Czech Republic B0barian 
Give it like 5 days and Devoduvek will leave as well :D
2019-01-04 22:15
#133
 | 
Other Phinks 
Probably replacing bodyy in G2? Sounds good
2019-01-04 22:16
maybe - smithzz + ama /???????
2019-01-04 22:45
- smithz from the bench, put him back to active. + ama to g2 bench?
2019-01-05 00:11
ldlc is fucking dead again hahaha
2019-01-04 23:18
#140
 | 
France Marvelus 
RIP LDLC
2019-01-04 23:25
#141
 | 
Brazil Gunzel 
FaZe Amanek
2019-01-04 23:46
Faze amanek gonna be a nice move actually
2019-01-04 23:58
no more good french teams rip
2019-01-05 00:09
#145
 | 
China Yao_Ming 
ex6 amanek devoduvek scream +1 incoming
2019-01-05 00:22
So Amanek is just about to be free and Vitality chose Alex instead of him?
2019-01-05 00:23
Wtf is this scene? They were doing really great. What did happen and they had to change players?
2019-01-05 01:16
faze.amenek comfirm
2019-01-05 02:10
#153
 | 
Sri Lanka kvezee 
What a fak. Best LDLC roster of 2 years crashed
2019-01-05 02:46
join faze pls
2019-01-05 03:04
Vitality destroyed one more team like a G2 destroy 3DMAX can't win them? buy their players!
2019-01-05 07:24
F
2019-01-05 10:46
French scene
2019-01-05 11:25
Unexpected
2019-01-05 14:12
#218
AmaNEk | 
France Sylr 
FaZe Amanek =major
2019-01-05 14:31
sad
2019-01-05 14:46
Gl & hf. :)
2019-01-05 17:56
insane
2019-01-06 09:04
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