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:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
780
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
France Logan 'LOGAN' Corti
Logan 'LOGAN' Corti
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
590
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Switzerland Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Mathieu 'Maniac' Quiquerez
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
835
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Alex 'ALEX' McMeekin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
955
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
France Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Timothée 'DEVIL' Démolon
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
581
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
France David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
David 'devoduvek' Dobrosavljevic
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Belgium Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Antoine 'to1nou' Pirard
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
850
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
expected
2019-01-04 20:21
#6
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Poland 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
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
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
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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Canada YankeeM
It's confirmed that he is going to Valiance.
2019-01-04 20:17
replacing?
2019-01-04 20:19
LETN1
2019-01-04 20:19
interesting
2019-01-04 20:19
And devoduvek is replacing ottoNd
2019-01-04 20:20
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
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
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
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
nice
2019-01-04 20:30
#61
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Indonesia segopecel
any links?
2019-01-04 20:29
Yeah my devo friend, i was like "WTF ? Ama and devo on Valiance ???" lul
2019-01-04 21:03
sauces ?
2019-01-04 20:33
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
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
Possible
2019-01-04 23:24
or maybe -bodyy +amanek
2019-01-04 20:39
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
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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
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
I remember as well :)
2019-01-04 21:04
whO?
2019-01-04 21:28
EZ for AmaNEkterasu my friend, you know it
2019-01-04 21:29
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
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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
+ex6 +scream
2019-01-04 20:18
#49
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Netherlands @Deji
+1
2019-01-04 20:24
#135
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Other Nununu
Ex6 scream happy amanek devo?
2019-01-04 23:09
Ok
2019-01-04 20:19
so his boyfriend leaves next?
2019-01-04 20:18
Holy shit
2019-01-04 20:18
Amanek and devoduvek not together anymore :(
2019-01-04 20:18
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
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
hahahaha true
2019-01-04 20:38
#38
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United Kingdom Denim2k
-rpk +amanek
2019-01-04 20:20
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
who cares g2 dead team :D
2019-01-04 20:38
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
+Amanek in 3DMAX
2019-01-04 20:21
#46
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Switzerland TyRRRR
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
glhf
2019-01-04 20:24
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
3DMAX Amanek
2019-01-04 20:26
Yeetery
2019-01-04 20:29
with ?
2019-01-04 20:36
3DMAX : Hadji Davidp Maka Jinkz Amanek
2019-01-04 20:42
ah ouais j'avais zappé hadji merci
2019-01-04 20:43
-JiNKZ +devoduvek ez
2019-01-04 21:18
+ 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
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
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
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 txshirx
>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 txshirx
But still how is it a "French" superteam when there is a British dude in the team? Mr. ToStupidToGiveOutMyCountry
2019-01-05 12:51
#65
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Asia idk_either
rip Lé Tank
2019-01-04 20:31
scream LDLC?¿
2019-01-04 20:31
wtf
2019-01-04 20:31
#69
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Asia Blitzer
-rpk +amanek 3 2 1 ...
2019-01-04 20:32
bye rpk d:
2019-01-04 20:32
#75
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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
he wont receive a offer from anyone relevant if he doesnt keep on playing tho
2019-01-04 20:40
#86
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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
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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 Prji
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
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
#98
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North America LedwigCS
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
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United States Rambeard
G2 would be smart to pick him up.
2019-01-04 20:58
#164
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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
EZ Major incoming
2019-01-04 21:08
3DMAX 95%
2019-01-04 21:08
#112
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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
Press F
2019-01-04 21:23
#120
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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
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Czech Republic B0barian
Give it like 5 days and Devoduvek will leave as well :D
2019-01-04 22:15
#133
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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
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France Marvelus
RIP LDLC
2019-01-04 23:25
#141
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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
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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
#152
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China zhongbai
faze.amenek comfirm
2019-01-05 02:10
#153
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Sri Lanka kvezee
What a fak. Best LDLC roster of 2 years crashed
2019-01-05 02:46
#155
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Russia Astrali5
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
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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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