This Week in eSports - Scarra joins CLG as coach, Copenhagen Wolves fined, Samsung White roster changes, and more!

Posted on at 5:05 PM by Glyceroll
Buckle up because This Week in eSports is back with a recap of the numerous off season roster changes, upcoming changes for OGN, and the results from the Oceanic Regional Finals, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

Off Season News

The "Rosterpocalypse" is back again this week, so be prepared for a TON of roster swaps (see last week's post) in the upcoming weeks leading to Season 5 and the Expansion Tournament!

North America:

  • Scarra recently announced that he would be joining CLG along with Comely as head coach and staff respectively. Tryouts for the replacements in the vacant positions will begin immediately. 
  • Team Coast announced that they would be parting ways with LOD and Santorin and bringing in Impaler and Jesiz to fill their roles (formerly from EU LCS - SHC and SK Gaming). 

Europe: 

  • Copenhagen Wolves were fined $1,000 for playing Airwaks and Woolite without signing valid contracts with the team. The full ruling along with more details can be found over on lolesports via RiotNickAllen 
  • Gambit Gaming's contracts recently ran out and Kubon (former top laner) announced he would not be renewing his contract. 

Korea:

  • Both of Samsung's teams have announced significant roster changes: 
    • Samsung White
      • Imp, Mata, PawN, and DanDy leave the team. 
      • Imp had a conversation in which he stated he would be "taking a break" from competitive league but insists it isn't retirement.
    • Samsung Blue
      • Deft and dade announced they would be leaving the team. 
  • Limit announced he would be leaving the KT Rolster Bullets

Tournament/League News:


  • KeSPA recently announced the upcoming changes to the upcoming OGN tournament structure. Some of the major changes are listed below:
    • Organizations are allowed ONE team. No more Samsung Blue/White - only one can represent an organization. 
    • Shifted the tournament structure to a league structure
    • Expanding the infastructure and protection/welfare of Korean players (minimum salary, sponsorship help, etc.)
    • For more changes, check out the Ongamer's press release information

  • The results are listed below:
    • 1st - Avant Garde
    • 2nd - Legacy eSports
    • 3rd/4th - The Chiefs eSports Club and Dire Wolves 

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