This has been a crazy week in e-Sports, and sometimes it's good to catch our breaths and look back on what happened during a week that was jam packed with news. Not only did the game get a huge overhaul with the preseason changes coming into effect, but e-Sports bombshells were dropping left and right. The week started off with crowning of the IPL 5 champions, World Elite and little did we know that news would be swept under the rug just a few short days later. Let's take a look back at the week that was in e-Sports and what we have to look forward to soon.
The unforgiving ban-hammer
Tuesday hit and the preseason changes went in, but the biggest story of the day was when Riot decided to ban IWillDominate's accounts for repeated misconduct and suspend him from the competitive scene for 1 year. Dominate was a repeat offender, and had been in the tribunal team a staggering 9 times. The community was swept up in the news that not even pros were above the Riot law, and at the end of the day Dignitas had no choice but to part ways with their former jungle.
Speculation has been rampant about who will join Dignitas now, and according to Scarra on his stream their most likely course of action will be to move to current top laner Crumbzz to the jungle and find a new top lane instead of a jungle. This isn't a 100% slam dunk decision, but it seems they are much more inclined to go this way because of their belief that a top lane is easier to find than a good jungle (Crumbzz has also played competitively in the jungle before).
Fans have been clamoring for streaming favorite Wingsofdeathx to join Dignitas as their top lane, but it seems they will do their due diligence trying out everyone to see who fits best for their team. The job is certainly a good one, as Dignitas has already qualified for Riot's salaried league next season, let's hope they find someone who can help them excel.
CLG.Prime roster changes again (this time without Hotshot switching roles!)
As crazy as the IWillDominate news was, the bombshells didn't stop dropping for the North American scene. Locodoco and CLG.Prime announced they were parting ways after a very rocky few weeks. It was clear that Locodoco didn't enjoy playing support after having being a professional AD Carry, and it seems his heart was back in Korea. This leaves North America's top placing team on the last two major LANs again a player down, and they are hosting open tryouts for the support position.
Who are the early leading candidates? Nhat Nguyen is a name that always floats around and is known to be on good terms with the team, but CLG.Prime seems serious in trying out all comers. In fact, on Doublelift's recent chart Nhat's name is nowhere to be found. It looks like Lemongod and Ellie Beee are already out along with a few others. So who will the new support be? A player that isn't very well known is likely to get the spot supporting one of the best AD carries in the world and join a team that has contended since League of Legends inception.
Quantic Gaming goes under
The last bit of news proved unfortunate for a team that can't seem to catch a break. Less than a month after announcing their sponsorship, Quantic Gaming disbanded not only its League of Legends team, but all teams across all games. Quantic offered up this goodbye statement on their website. The team has been looking for yet another sponsor after recently, and they certainly have the talent to warrant someone picking them up. Nientonsoh and crew could certainly qualify for one of North America's remaining spots in Season 3, and let's hope they have the chance to do so.
What did you think of the week that was in e-Sports? What was the biggest story and who would you like to see fill the roles on the teams RoG'ers? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned to Reign of Gaming for all your League of Legends related news, updates, and theorycrafting needs!