News broke on Friday of a new star-studded line-up for Echo Fox's League of Legends Challenger team that features a cast of popular streamers and ex-pros, but plenty of questions came along with the announcement, one of the main ones being which roles each player would fill.
A powerhouse roster of Michael "Imaqtpie" Santana, Marcus "Dyrus" Hill, William "scarra" Li, Danny "Shiphtur" Le, and Joedat "Voyboy" Esfahani, the new Challenger Series team seemed almost too good to be true. But while other members of the team have already commented on the squad, Voyboy confirmed the line-up during his Friday stream on Twitch when a viewer asked if the "meme team" was actually real.
"We'll see," Voyboy said. "Yeah, it's real. We're all playing in the NACS next split. It's about to be hype."
Throughout the entire stream, one of the main questions that kept popping up in chat was which roles each member of the team would be filling. While Top, Mid, and ADC shouldn't have too hard of a time being filled, many in the stream were asking if Voyboy would be the team's Jungler. It's a bit up in the air right now, but Voyboy's got an idea of where he might be.
"We're kind of figuring out roles, but I think I'll probably be Mid," he said. "We're all really good players and we're all pretty flexible, so we could make different combos work. But I think we'll try that to start, and we'll see."
Later on, he acknowledged that they had three players who were quite comfortable playing Mid, so some changes would need to be made.
"Me, Shiphtur and scarra all obviously main mid, so some of us are going to have to adjust and adapt a little bit," he said. "We'll see what we bust out."
He didn't rule out going into the Jungle though, saying that he just might have to bust out his "Warwick one-trick" that he was playing during his stream
For those who don't follow the Challenger Series as much, he broke down what the team would be doing, saying that they'd be scrimming some every week and playing each week in official Riot Games matches against other NACS teams. If you're worried about missing out on the player's entertaining streams while they play competitively, he reassured fans by saying that the players will continue to stream consistently.
While the Challenger Series doesn't draw as many viewers as the top-tier Championship Series does, Voyboy said that the Challenger Series will certainly gain more viewers now.
From the way Voyboy talked about the relationships within the team, he seems confident in their ability to work together and entertain viewers while they go for the win.
"Lots of cool kids, old-time friends, old-time LCS champions, veterans, whatever, coming together for one last hoorah before we're all too old and washed up to play again," he said, describing their team.
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