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Here is what we have so far!
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Abyss: What a big week it has been for these guys, after announcing they had investment from the Essendon Bombers, the roster is close to being finalised with 3 players being retained and two new imports. I expect this roster to be competitive but I’m really struggling to place where it’ll finish without knowing much about the two imports. This rosters story will be great to follow as the season goes on.
In: Sleeping, Tiger,
Out: Pabu, Raid
Avant Garde: The organisation has done very well in stemming the bleeding, with the higher teams having players leaving it is natural to look at AV’s talent as a target. Having lost their top half of the map they have really done well to secure Pabu who would have been among the more sought-after options in the top lane.
In: Pabu, Only, Frae
Out: Ceres, Sybol, Triple
Chiefs: This season could mark an end of an era for the chiefs, EGym has confirmed he’s leaving the organisation to seek out a casting position with Riot. There hasn’t been any confirmation from the organisation on the 2018 roster, I personally would not be surprised if there is a shake up in the organisation after an agonising 2017. Chiefs so far haven’t shown any penchant for importing, so retaining one of the three good tops in the region in Swip3rr was an important start. We have our eye on putting this power roster of laners in the hands of OPL rookie and Tim Wendel understudy in Babip, what an opportunity for the youngster!
In: Destiny, Ryoma, Babip
Out: EGym, Swiffer, Spookz
Dire Wolves: Very strong roster – whilst there are still plenty of unconfirmed rosters, this is a championship contending playing group. Both Phantiks and Destiny will be missed sorely but they’ve done well with picking up Triple and Cupcake as replacements.
In: Triple, Cupcake
Out: Phantiks, Destiny
Legacy: I said to watch this roster closely – boy has it delivered. Sybol might be one of the best replacements Legacy could have hoped for without importing. Along with obtaining a Korean import for the top lane should hopefully minimise the hole Tally will no doubt leave. Considering the casualties, Legacy have done well to recover. I’ve got questions on how this bot lane might perform against the more dominant bot lanes but definitely a competitive roster that everyone will be watching closely. Ceres has been signed, either as a sub or possible VISA coverage for Mimic.
In: Mimic, Sybol, Raid, Decoy, Ceres
Out: Tally, Carbon, Lost, Cupcake, Babip
Order: This roster is a monster. Check out our news piece here for more.
In: Tally, Spookz, Swiffer, FBI, Rogue,
Out: ZZZ, Yaelay, Siuman, Chenyboy, Chenxuan
Sin Gaming: This roster has been gutted. They’ve elected to rebuild through Praedyth and Bdoink in the solo lanes and added veteran presence in the bottom lane to ease the leadership burden on Juves but it is hard to project them anywhere other than relegations. Last year’s Regicide coach Vicarius leads this squad and acquitted himself well as a developer of the young Regicide talent so they’re not without hope, however faint.
In: Praedyth, Bdoink, PVA, Cuden
Out: Dhokla, Ryoma, FBI, Rogue
Tectonic: Tectonic retained their New Zealanders and turned over the rest of their roster. Their botlane is about as talented as it was last split and they turn one promising young top laner into another. As TM Gaming in split 2 their young roster was not appreciably better when they left the split that they were coming into it so putting a young roster back into Saiclone’s hands is a decision to keep an eye on.
In: Papryze, Swathe, tilting
Out: Only, tgun, Praedyth