Five NALCS Import Signings That Were Outright Disappointing
mhempstead 10:12 am, February 18th, 2017
Like in soccer, League of Legends teams often transfer players in from other regions. North America is the most active in doing so as there isn't a large pool of local top talent in NA. Rather than trying to scrape players from the Challenger series or from solo queue, teams spend big bucks to bring a player over from Korea, Europe or China. Although the moves are usually jaw-dropping and praised at first, the result isn't always spectacular. Shot Callers eSports put together their 5 worst import signings in NALCS history.
Whether it's home-sickness or difficulties in communication, there are several road blocks in having an imported player find success. Playing a strategic game when one or more of your players can't speak English can obviously be a hindrance to a team. A good example of this is the worst import signing, Seraph. He was brought onto a destructive CLG squad where he was the only player who wasn't fluent in English. He was constantly caught out of position, late on teleports and received a lot of blame for Counter Logic Gaming's struggles and downfall. That rendition of CLG eventually fell apart with Seraph having bitter feelings towards the team and specifically Doublelift, after the toxic team environment came to light.
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