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OpTic Gaming League of Legends star set to join CLG roster, reports claim

Published: 23/Nov/2018 10:21 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 11:00

by Connor Bennett

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With League of Legends free agency in full-swing, Counter Logic Gaming are looking to make their mark and upgrade their roster.

Unlike many teams in the NA LCS, CLG only have one position to fill on their roster – the mid laner role after French-born Korean star Choi ‘Huhi’ Jae-hyun left for 100 Thieves.

According to a report from ESPN’S Jacob Wolf, the space left by Huhi will be filled by former OpTic Gaming player Tristan ‘PowerofEvil’ Schrage.

PowerOfEvil would hold the second import slot on CLG’s roster that was freed up as a result of ‘Huhi’ gaining residency in the United States with a green card.

PowerOfEvil was OpTic’s star player during their first two splits in the NA LCS despite the team finishing ninth in the spring split and seventh in the summer split – narrowly missing out on playoffs in the summer.

The German players announced free agency on November 3.

At the beginning of November, the German mid laner tweeted that he was under contract with OpTic and in negotiations over a new contract but was able to seek options outside of the team for the upcoming 2019 season – in both Europe and North America.

The former Unicorns of Love and Misfits player was unable to come to terms on a new contract with OpTic and became a free agent as of November 11th.

As a result of this reported roster move, Counter Logic Gaming’s line-up would look like:

  • Darshan ‘Darshan’ Upadhyaya – Top
  • Kim ‘Reignover’ Yeu-jin – Jungle
  • Trevor ‘Stixxay’ Hayes – ADC (Attack Damage Carry)
  • Vincent ‘Biofrost’ Wang – Support
  • Tristan ‘PowerofEvil’ Schrage – Mid
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DAMWON players reveal which League champions they want Worlds skins for

Published: 31/Oct/2020 23:58 Updated: 31/Oct/2020 23:59

by Andrew Amos

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DAMWON Gaming hadn’t even left the Pudong Football Stadium in Shanghai after their League of Legends Worlds 2020 triumph before they were grilled on the biggest question of the year: what champions they’d choose for their commemorative in-game skins.

Every year in League of Legends, the World Champions get immortalized not only in history, but in-game. The five players on each team get to pick a champion they like to receive a skin in their team colors.

It’s a special memento for both the pros and fans alike. Players often spend their whole career chasing the dream of getting a Worlds skin, but few have actually received one.

FPX Worlds skins splash art
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2019 World Champions FunPlus Phoenix chose Gangplank, Lee Sin, Malphite, Vayne, and Thresh for their skins.

So, after DAMWON took down Suning in an exhilarating 3-1 final on October 31, the question on everyone’s lips in the post-game festivities was who the South Korean squad would choose for their own Worlds skins.

The Worlds 2020 champions want some more time to mull over their choices, but the preliminary results are in. In the post-game press conference, they all had a vague idea of who exactly they wanted.

For top laner Jang ‘Nuguri’ Ha-gwon, the choice was pretty easy: Kennen. The electric Yordle is by far his most recognisable champion, and he said the pick helped him lift the Summoner’s Cup.

Heo ‘Showmaker’ Su also had a straight-forward answer: Twisted Fate. However, the rest of the squad is undecided. Worlds 2020 MVP Kim ‘Canyon’ Geon-bu wants either Graves or Nidalee, two of his most popular champions.

The same goes for Cho ‘BeryL’ Geon-hee. He wants to pick either Leona ⁠— his most played champion in pro play ⁠— or Pantheon, the pick he devised that ultimately dominated the Worlds meta. Jang ‘Ghost’ Yong-jun is torn between three: Jhin, Ashe, or Caitlyn.

Pantheon in League of Legends
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Pantheon support rose to prominence thanks to DAMWON support BeryL.

Potential DAMWON Gaming Worlds 2020 skins

  • Nuguri: Kennen
  • Canyon: Graves or Nidalee
  • Showmaker: Twisted Fate
  • Ghost: Jhin, Ashe, or Caitlyn
  • BeryL: Leona or Pantheon

The Worlds 2020 champions will have some time to think about who exactly they want. The special in-game skins typically don’t get released for a few months, so players will have to wait until the middle of 2021 to get their hands on them.