League veteran Febiven keen to extend pro career: "My time is not over"

He’s a veteran talent who took a step away from the spotlight – but now Febiven is back, ready to prove he’s worthy of a major region spot.

League veteran Febiven keen to extend pro career: "My time is not over"

Fabian ‘Febiven’ Diepstraten is a veteran talent who took a step away from the spotlight — but now, the Dutch mid laner is back in the saddle, ready to prove he’s worthy of a major region spot.

Only in esports can a professional player compete for multiple teams in different regions across a seven-year period, hang up his mouse, and come out of retirement, all before the age of 26.

But this is esports, and that player is Fabian ‘Febiven’ Diepstraten. He made his competitive debut at the age of 18 and retired at 25 after moving from the EU LCS, to the NA LCS, to the NLC. He was part of the legendary Fnatic roster that played an entire split without losing a single game, the only European roster to have gone completely undefeated in a split.

His retirement came as somewhat of a shock to the League of Legends world — despite being on the older side of the pro play ecosystem, he was by no means a player past his prime. In his retirement announcement, he called out the work ethic of professional League of Legends players, saying that there were “very few players who are willing to give 110%”.

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