|The jungler juggle! From left to right: LauteMortis, NintendudeX, Xmithie.|
Keep reading for news about all these recent team disbands and player swapping, as well as details on the recent exclusivity rumor.
First, we've had a lot of movement in junglers. In the game of jungler juggling, we had LauteMortis leave Team Legion. He has decided to move on to greener pastures as the new jungler for Monomaniac Ferus according to this straight-to-the-point twitter post:
"I AM THE NEW JUNGLER FOR MME FERUS" -LauteMortis twitterThis left Team Legion without a jungler, which of course we just can't have. Shortly after Legion decided that NintendudeX fit the bill perfectly! They announced this through twitter as well.
"With the departure of @Lautemortis the team has decided to pickup @NintendudeX as our new star jungler, we look forward to working with him." - LgNCappy on his twitterBUT NOW Team Dynamic is left with no jungler. We can't have that so none other than Xmithie taking that place with pride.
"I would like to welcome @xmithie to team dynamic and would like to tell @nintendudex go in team lgn" - HexoLoL on his twitter, this is TD's manager.What a jungler shuffle!
|TSM.Evo had some news this week.|
According to WingsOfDeathX, the team didn't have a legitimate shot-caller. This lead to the team not always being on the same page during games. He blames their loss at PAX on hard throws like bad engagements by the team as a whole, even though they were ahead in the early game. Before regionals had even began, the team had decided that if they do not perform well at PAX, they would disband and move on. I repeat, the decision was mutual.
Nhat also had a large decision to make about his pro career. As he relies solely on money he makes from streaming and tournaments for a living, it was necessary that they make it into Season 3 Championship Series. He couldn't continue to live completely off streaming and was unsure about his course after season 2.
|Salce, former AP mid from TSM.Evo|
"We are trying out Salce top for 2 weeks and seeing how it goes from there. Nothing is set in stone yet though. Westrice is practicing support atm."Very fishy for the future of Elementz (support for Curse) if Westrice is practicing support, no? Well the interviewer asked about that as well. Saintvicious responded with this:
"I think Curse likes where elementz is. Elementz has improved a ton and I think is doing a great job."It seems that if Salce makes the team someone needs to be moved around. I guess we'll have to wait another week or so and find out!
"I probably shouldn't respond to your question on this thread and get off topic, but just to set the record straight, Riot WILL NOT be forcing teams (i.e. CLG, EG) to be exclusive to League of Legends.
I'm not sure where this rumor started, but that's exactly what it is, a rumor."Furthermore, on today's episode of Live On Three, a podcast covering an entire slew of competitive video games, this rumor and RedBeard's forum post became quite the talking point. It's worth noting that SirScoots, the main person discussing the situation, is the manager of Evil Geniuses, a professional eSports team with teams in SCII and DotA2.
Skip to about 1:47:00 for the information about the rumor.
The discussion is now settling on something along the lines of "Yeah Riot was going to do it but many of the competitive teams responded very negatively to it and they changed their minds". So hopefully we receive more information regarding this soon, because the entire moba community, not just the LoL community, is itching for more details about this.