Report: EG obtain ex-Dignitas leading laner Huni
Top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon is leaving Dignitas to join Evil Geniuses, ESPN reported Wednesday.
Huni had actually been the second-highest-paid gamer in the North American-based League of Legends Championship Series, according to ESPN. The report suggested that Huni is expected to take a pay cut from the two-year, $2.3 million contract he worked out with Dignitas in November.
The arrival of Huni, a 22-year-old South Korean, might cause roster concerns for Evil Geniuses, according to ESPN. In order to fulfill the regulations permitting an optimum of 2 worldwide players, EG apparently could be required to promote American AD bring Matthew “Deftly” Chen from their academy team to complete rather of South Korean Bachelor’s Degrees “Bang” Jun-sik.
Dignitas began severing ties with Huni in April following the group’s seventh-place surface in the LCS Spring Split, enabling him to try to find a new group, per ESPN.
After Huni’s exit on Wednesday, Dignitas signed top laner Omran “V1per” Shoura, a 22-year-old Syrian-born Canadian previously with FlyQuest.
Huni previously bet Clutch Gaming, Echo Fox, SK Telecom T1, Immortals and Fnatic. He was part of the Fnatic group that won the European LCS 2015 Spring Split playoffs and the European LCS 2015 Summer Split regular season and playoffs.
Huni helped Immortals catch the 2016 North American LCS Spring Split regular-season title. His T1 side prevailed in the League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) 2017 Spring Split routine season and playoffs plus the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational.
V1per belonged to the FlyQuest group that wound up as runner-up to Cloud9 last month in the LCS Spring Split playoffs.
According to ESPN, the highest-paid LCS gamer is Team Liquid top laner Jung “Effect” Eon-yeong, a 25-year-old South Korean.