Huni May Have Been Released By Dignitas In League’s Championship Series Ahead Of Summer Split

Huni May Have Been Released By Dignitas In League’s Championship Series Ahead Of Summer Split
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Over three weeks after Dignitas announced it let Huni “explore other opportunities” ahead the Summer Split, the top laner’s name is no longer listed on Dignitas’ roster on Riot Games’ Global Contract Database.

Huni, as well as jungler Grig, whose name disappeared from the database earlier in the week, are missing from the team’s roster. Unlike Grig, though, Huni reportedly received one of the biggest contracts in the league before the 2020 Spring Split.

Dignitas reportedly inked Huni to a two-year, $2.3 million deal in November 2019. While reports have stated the contract is guaranteed, Dignitas CEO Michael Prindiville said April 4 the deal is not guaranteed.

Nonetheless, Huni’s time on Dignitas appears to have been short-lived. In his one split with the team, he finished second-to-last in KDA and kill share among LCS top laners, according to Leaguepedia. Additionaly, DIG missed the playoffs after losing to Golden Guardians in a sixth-place tiebreaker match. Dignitas played decently during the early stages of the season and found themselves in second place after two weeks. Their luck ran out past that point, however. Other teams started to build more synergy together and their firepower began to shine through.

Meanwhile, Dignitas’ shortcomings began to get picked on by better rosters. After week six, their jungler Grig was replaced by former TSM jungler Akaadian. Even with a new jungler in tow, Dignitas ended the 2020 LCS Spring Split in seventh place with an 8-10 record.

With the League Championship Series Spring Split over, we might get to see multiple roster swaps. The only confirmed one so far in LCS is Doublelift’s move from Team Liquid to Team Solo Mid. The unofficial one is Grig alongside Huni being released by Dignitas based on the global contract database data.

While other regions struggled with fostering domestic talent in the previous years, with the newly developed infrastructure after franchising the regions are just full of young rookies looking to show their potential. The academy regionss extremely developed which allows main League teams to find fresh talent and puts the jobs of veterans at risk. While the North American recycles same old talents, other regions are fostering new and is not maintaining the same players in the scene.

Unless changes are done to NA’s region, they will always be behind other regions regarding talents who want to prove themselves.

The 2020 LCS Summer Split will begin June 13 with many teams changing their roster to dominate the region.