League of Legends: Dardoch Officially Joins Counter Logic Gaming

by Matt Best

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It was originally reported that Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett and Jake "Xmithie" Puchero would be trading teams. Xmithie would be headed to the Immortals while Dardoch finds a new home with Counter Logic Gaming.

Today Counter Logic Gaming announced the acquisition of their newest jungler, Dardoch.

"Counter Logic Gaming is excited to announce that Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett will be joining the CLG League of Legends team as it’s new jungler! Dardoch is a young and very talented player that will help add more depth and fire to the team. The decision to bring in Dardoch was made after a series of evaluations since our run in the Spring Split ended. Over the course of the past several weeks, the coaches and staff have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming split. Much of the time was focused on creating better systems for both the players and the team. During the evaluation of challenging current systems, the staff took a hard look at the roster as well. In the end, it was decided that Dardoch would be the best fit for the team."

Dardoch marks the first player brought onto the team since the 2016 NA LCS Spring Split. Dardoch spoke about joining the team and wasn't shy to address things such as his reputation. "I joined CLG primarily because they are a strong roster with a great support staff that I think can help me improve as a person and player," said Dardoch. "I hope everyone can accept me in place of Xmithie. I understand the concerns you probably have about me joining the roster, given my reputation, as well as it being the first roster change in quite some time for CLG. But I hope you guys support me either way and I’ll do my best to make CLG the best team it can be."

The team has already started to practice together and will look to improve on their 8-10 record which made them narrowly miss the playoffs.

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.