Another week has past and we're back with your weekly eSports recap following the 3rd week of the LCS!
Continue reading for a the current LCS standings, CLG's return to Twitch.tv , news on two of NiP team members being releases ,and much more!
- [NA] The third week of NA LCS wrapped up earlier this evening and here's the standings:
- The NA LCS returns for week 4 on Saturday, June 14th!
- [EU] The third week of EU LCS wrapped up Friday and here's the current standings
- The EU LCS returns for week 4 on Thursday, June 12th!
- [NA CS] Here's how the current Challenger Series is shaping up for North America:
- [EU CS] Here's how the current Challenger Series is shaping up for Europe:
Team News & Roster Changes
- [ NA ] Through Twitter, Reginald has confirmed Team Solo Mid is bringing on Locodoco as their new full time coach.
- [ NA ] Counter Logic Gaming has ended their exclusive partnership with Azubu TV. The whole team can now be found streaming on regularly on Twitch.tv!
- The announcement also came with a strong side of cheese:
- [ NA ] Michael "Odee" O'Dell, the owner of Team Dignitas, has been fined $1000 for a violation of the LCS Ruleset Sectio 10.2.9: "A Team Member may not engage in any activity which is deemed by the LCS to be immoral, disgraceful, or contrary to conventional standards of proper ethical behavior.". The official statement on LoL eSports reads:
"In late May, O’Dell was observed using offensive and vulgar language on a popular online streaming platform. We hold LCS owners to the same standards of sportsmanship and respect that we ask from players and consider this a clear infraction of that standard.
Additionally, to prevent his outburst from being censored by the moderators, O'Dell threatened to block press access to the team. This behavior is unprofessional, and unbecoming of an LCS owner."
- [ EU ] niQ has officially joined Gambit Gaming as their starting mid laner after playing with the team for the first several weeks of the EU LCS.
- [ EU CS ] NiP players Nukeduck and Mithy have both been suspended from playing in the LCS and Challenger Series through the end of 2014 after being found guilty of extremely toxic behavior in solo queue. The full competition ruling can be found here.
- As a direct result of this, both players have been released from Ninja in Pyjamas and the team will immediately start "searching for suitable replacements"
- Alex Ich, who recently joined NiP after leaving Gambit Gaming, offered his thoughts on the situation over on his facebook.
- [ EU CS ] The H2k-Gaming organization has officially acquired the team formerly known as Cloud 9 Eclipse. Under the new name, H2k Gaming will be continuing it's way up the EU Challenger Series bracket.
- [ KR / China ] ViCaL, the former coach of Korea's KT Bullets and Arrows, has announced he will following InSec in Zero to coach the Chinese team Star Horn.
- [ China ] World Elite, one of the top teams in LPL, has recently picked up Q, an ADC player.