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Huni set to sign multi-million dollar Dignitas contract extension

Published: 11/Nov/2019 19:54 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 21:00

by Dustin Steiner

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Star League of Legends top laner Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon is reportedly finishing up negotiations on a contract extension for 2 years with Team Dignitas worth over $2 million USD. 

According to a report from ESPN’s Jacob Wolf, Huni will remain with the Dignitas roster for a sum of $2.3 million over two years in guaranteed salary.

This sum makes him one of the highest-paid players in LCS history, and ranks among the highest reported salaries in the world.

Huni’s contract was expiring as this report came out, alongside jungler Nam ‘Lira’ Tae-yoo. According to Wolf, Lira’s contract has not yet been renewed.

The star top laner’s career began in South Korea, where he began as a substitute for Samsung. He went from there to Fnatic where he helped the team win two EU LCS titles before moving back to Korea to join SK Telecom T1 after a season with Immortals.

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His finishes at Worlds career include a 2nd place finish with SK Telecom T1, a 3rd-4th place finish with Fnatic, and a pair Group Stage appearance with Immortals and Clutch Gaming.

He was signed to Clutch Gaming after Echo Fox did not have the capital to match what other teams were offering in the wake of being removed from the LCS. He is also one of the few players to begin his career in the west, return to a Korean team, and then come back to the west.

According to Wolf’s reporting, Impact was signed in 2017 for $3.4 million, making this the second most valuable known deal in the LCS.

Huni averaged a 2.58 KDA during the 2019 season with Clutch Gaming and a 63.7% kill participation percentage.

Clutch Gaming was purchased by Dignitas earlier this season and will be playing under the black and gold colors for the 2020 season. They join the Immortals and Evil Geniuses as returning brands to the LCS after team sales earlier this season.

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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 16:20

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.