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Changes in Origen

Today we are very sad to announce the departure of two team members, causing Origen to go through some changes for next LCS split. Here is what XMom told us in regards to these changes:

“For a while there have been rumors that there would be roster changes within the organization. The speculations stated that Zven and Mithy wanted to leave Origen to go to another team.

During that time we could not make any comments, since nothing was set in stone. Upon discussion with the mentioned players to try to keep them with us and then ratify their intentions of playing for team, we began negotiations with the club that was interested in them. These negotiations were long and very challenging but last night we finally reached an agreement. Despite our best efforts to keep the team together, we can now announce that Mithy and Zven will no longer be with us.

It is a sad situation because two comrades are leaving, and difficult because we had very little time to find a pair of great players to replace them.

We are certain that you will love our new players, and as always, we expect you to welcome them and give them all of your support.”

Spanish:

“Desde hace un tiempo empezó a rumorearse que en Origen habría movimientos. Los rumores eran que ZVEN Y MITHY querían abandonarnos para irse a otro equipo.

En todo este tiempo no hemos podido hacer ningún comentario ya que no había nada decidido, tras hablar con dichos jugadores para intentar que siguieran con nosotros y ratificarnos su intención de jugar con otro equipo empezamos las negociaciones con el club que estaba interesado en ellos, las negociaciones han sido muy largas y muy duras pero anoche, por fin, llegamos a un acuerdo, por lo que ahora sí podemos comunicaros que MITHY y ZVEN no seguirán con nosotros.

Es una situación triste, porque se van dos compañeros y dura porque no teníamos tiempo para encontrar a dos jugadores realmente buenos que pudieran reemplazarlos.

Hoy podemos comunicaros que ya contamos con estos dos jugadores, que pensábamos anunciar hoy, pero por respeto al otro club hemos decidido que el anuncio será mañana.

Estamos seguros que os gustarán los nuevos jugadores y como siempre, esperamos que le deis la bienvenida y todo vuestro apoyo.”

Cover image by: Dwight Casin

Cloud 9 announces a new Challenger Team

download (3)A new team rises in the North-American scene as Cloud 9 announces their challenger team for the upcoming season where many of Cloud 9’s veterans will be starring. Their main objective is to send a powerful lineup into the Challenger Series, qualify for the LCS and eventually gain more valuable players for the North-American scene.

There are no confirmed roles yet, but Cloud 9’s has been working on it by trying out different players in custom games to see what would suit them best in the near future.  Cloud 9 form a team which features veteran players  Hai “Hai” Lam,  Lee “Rush” Yoon-Jae, and An “Balls” Le as well as players from the Challenger ladder who currently fill up the positions; for marksman Johnny “Altec” Ru, jungler Thomas “Thinkcard” Slotkin, top laner Colin “Solo” Earnest , “Morning” and “Licorice“.

“Obviously since Balls and I are playing in the Challenger, in charge of that stuff, then we may not be the starter for the LCS team”, Lam said, however, he did not share any details of what would actually happen. Hai is actually recruiting people who are in the Challenger Division to try out in a 5 vs 5 game and eventually join their team.

“With the LCS team, since I’m doing this whole Challenger thing, that means the LCS roster is changing” – Hai Lam

Even though the Spring Split ended, we can expect to see more roster changes until the Summer Split. If Cloud 9 manage to qualify for the LCS, they will definitely be a strong team, worth of competing against the best teams North America has to offer at the moment. We just have to wait and see if Cloud 9’s Challenger Team manages to climb the challenger play offs and win their spot in the LCS.

Cover image by: Josh Rigg