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LFL participant Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire comes out as homosexual to assist of followers

LFL participant and former midlaner for Aegis, Jérémy “Eika” Valdenaire, posted a “little bit of a private message” on Twitter, popping out publicly as a homosexual man and the response from followers has been overwhelmingly supportive.

Eika has been a face across the French League of Legends scene for fairly a while, enjoying for quite a few groups within the nationwide leagues, in addition to a stint on Immortals of their 2020 LCS season.
He’s at the moment a part of the just lately shaped LFL staff, Light Mates, who acquired the LFL spot from his earlier staff; LDLC OL.

However in a current Twitter put up Valdenaire revealed he’d been hiding a part of himself from associates and followers for fairly a while.

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“A little bit of a private message,” He started the tweet, which appeared in each French and English, “I want to come out as a homosexual man.”

Within the tweet, Valdenaire expresses his worry and uncertainty about popping out publicly “in an surroundings the place you’ll be able to nonetheless hear homophobic remarks,” but additionally explains that was why he determined to do it.

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“I’m scripting this as we speak, for me but additionally for all of the individuals who can acknowledge themselves in what I’m writing, and if that’s the case: please don’t be too arduous on your self.” He stated.

Followers quickly responded on social media with messages of assist. Whereas most got here in his native French, English talking followers additionally posted the interpretation of Eika’s tweet to Reddit with the aptitude “healthful”.

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Instagram: jmyeikaIn his tweet, Eika spoke candidly about how he struggled with the choice to just accept himself.

Neighborhood figures from throughout the LFL additionally chimed in with encouragement.
“A lot of braveness to speak about this,” is the translation of response from French shoutcaster, Dariusz “Finghin” Walczak. “Power Eika, for what you will have suffered, and bravo for having managed to speak about it.”

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