Over the past few years, esports have really taken on a life of their own. The sport is being taken more and more serious today. In the past, this wasn’t the case. Now, the teams are professional and players are trade in a similar fashion to the NHL, NFL and NBA. Just recently, some big names in the league have managed to turn heads by being traded to other teams. Some of the trades make sense, but others do not. Within this comprehensive guide, you’re going to learn more about these trades and more.
Just hours after a great weekend for 100 Thieves and FlyQuest, both teams announced news of an upcoming trade. William Hartman or Meteos announced the news on social media. He announced that he had been traded to FlyQuest. The former starting jungler was told that the team would be sticking with its current starter Lucas Tao Kilmer Larsen. As a part of the trade, FlyQuest has decided to give 100 Thieves Andy Hoang. It is believed that AnDa will take over the role of Academy jungler for the team.
It makes sense, because the team is working diligently to promote its latest import Do Levi DuyKhanh. Levi is scheduled to make his debut for the team Thursday at the international Rift Rivals event in Los Angeles. The event will feature the top three teams from North America and the top three teams from Europe.
The truth of the matter is that the trade is pretty beneficial for both teams. However, it is going to have a huge negative impact on the initial starts of the NA LCS. Meteos proved to be one of the best junglers in the league. He helped to establish 100 Thieves. He really deserves to start in the NA LCS, due to his skills, accomplishments and his record over the over the last year. For anyone who has been following esports for any period of time, the move won’t make a whole lot of sense.
Kinguin And DOTA 2
It has also been announced that Kinguin is going to remove its team from the DOTA 2 division. The company is really best known for selling video games and software. However, they have begun to delve into esports very slowly. They’ve experimented with teams in PUBG, CS:GO and DOTA 2. Earlier this year, it was announced that Valve would be making changes to its Pro Circuit system of the following year. One of the biggest changes were that the events were reduced to 11 from 22. Teams will no longer be able to compete in Major and Minors either.
Finally, Valve announced that it would be restricting the number of Minors teams to eight. These changes are ultimately what prompted Kinguin to make their decision. It is unknown what is going to happen to the team. Patos has admitted onis an excellent resource for esports. Yesterday, it was revealed that Karma had contemplating leaving OpTic Gaming in hopes of having a chance at the 2018 CoD Champs. Damon “Karma” Barlow is a three-time champion and has been with OpTic Gaming for a long period of time. He has confirmed that he intends to consider offers to join teams to play at the upcoming Last Chance Qualified for the 2018 CoD Champs.
Karma actually left his position with the team after they put up several disappointing performances in Call of Duty WWII. It was expected that he would find a new team. That did not happen. Instead, he stuck around with OpTic and worked as a content creator. He mostly streamed video games on a daily basis. Now, the world-renowned player is trying to get back into the fold. He intends to look at his opportunities with the release of Black Ops 4. He has already received multiple offers to participate in the LCQ for the upcoming 2018 Champs.
Will that that happen? Only time will tell. Fans will definitely want to keep an eye on the news to see whether or not Karma can make a return.