League Of Legends: Evil Geniuses Sign Huni From Dignitas

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League Of Legends: Evil Geniuses Sign Huni From Dignitas

Big LCS news this evening as it’s been reported that Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon is set to move from Dignitas to join Evil Geniuses.

Huni, who spent Spring as part of Dignitas now looks set to make a huge mid-season move to Evil Geniuses. The news would bring an end to a messy saga that saw Huni become one of the highest-paid players in the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). According to a report by ESPN.

Back in early November, it was reported that Huni would be earning $2.3M in guaranteed money over the course of the next two years from his contract with Dignitas. That saga will now come to an end for Dignitas as Huni will negotiate new terms with Evil Geniuses. The term is, as expected, to be considerably lower than what Huni is currently on at Dignitas.

One issue that the transfer does raise for Evil Geniuses comes in the form of the team's high number of international players. LCS rules state that only two international players can play at any given time. With four already on the side's 10 man roster, changes are likely to be forthcoming.

What all this means is that Huni and mid-laner Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro will likely be the starting international players. That leaves ADC Bae “Bang” Jun-sik, and mid-laner Ahmad “Giyuu” Charif in the Academy or looking to move on. What that means for NA fans is that American Academy ADC Matthew “Deftly” Chen will likely be the starting ADC.

North American Residency

In the report, it is noted that while Huni is not a guaranteed starter for Evil Geniuses, the team could be at an advantage if he plays at least 50%. If Huni plays at least 50% of the Summer Split games he'll be able to apply for North American residency. This could free up valuable space on the roster if it was approved.

LoL Devs Target Turrets to Curb Lane Swaps

Huni’s former side Dignitas has had a busy week already. Today, they replaced Huni with top laner Omran “V1per” Shoura. Yesterday, they brought in Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett as the new starting jungler for Summer Split.

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League Of Legends: Evil Geniuses Sign Huni From Dignitas
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.