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Incarnati0n and Yusui to try out for Cloud 9 in wake of Hai’s retirement

April 23rd, 2015


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This morning, Cloud 9 announced that Mid Laner Hai “Hai” Du Lam was retiring from competitive play, moving into a management position within the organization. His departure marks the first roster change the team has gone through since it’s inception in 2013, and with just over a month until the Summer Split begins, the question begs: Who’s going to replace him?

According to sources at the Daily Dot, Nicolaj “Incarnati0n” Jensen and David “Yusui” Bloomquist are both set to try out for the team. Both coming off of bans set to be lifted on May 11th, both candidates are fully eligible to compete in the LCS for the upcoming Summer Split.

While only speculation, the more obvious choice for the role is Incarnati0n. Maintaining top spots in the European West solo queue ladder for over two years, he has been hailed for his mechanical ability and in game knowledge. While being banned from competitive play, Jensen has served on several teams as a coach, including SK Gaming, who he helped to qualify for the 2014 League of Legends World Championship. However, his lack of competitive experience is still something to be considered, as the in game experience is much different than an observational one.

Taking over the shot calling presence of Hai will prove to be a challenge Cloud 9, and if they look to keep this role centered in the mid lane, it will take more than just great mechanics.

With no clear choice, Cloud 9 has just over a month to make their decision.


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