League of Legends TSM Sub Update

by James Bates

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(Photo: TSM)

Doublelift has been back on Team Solomid for a couple weeks now, and has performed at expectation ever since his return. However, Team Solomid had always been vocal that Doublelift would not be the sole ADC for the team upon his return, as the organization would never know when he might leave again. Originally the plan was to retain the services of WildTurtle, who was their ADC all throughout the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split. That wasn't to be, however, as WildTurtle has since joined FlyQuest as their ADC.

Fan thought that Wildturltles departure spelled the end of the matter, but it would appear that Team Solomid has other plans. The team announced today that they were still seeking a substitute ADC via a video on the team's official YouTube page. Furthermore, they also announced that they already had a candidate in the house, one that most fans of the NA LCS are probably a bit unfamiliar with, Rasmus "MrRallez" Skinneholm.

While MrRallez might be an unknown to the majority of the NA fanbase, that's definitely not the case for fans of the EU LCS, as MrRallez has a long history over in Europe. He's been a mainstay of the Challenger Series or the EU LCS ever since their inception and is best known for his time on the best incarnation of ROCCAT to date as well as for his time on the second incarnation of elements, the one that wasn't a superteam. All throughout he's been best known for his mechanical proficiency as well as his penchant for hyper carry picks such as Kog'Maw or Sivir.

It's pretty easy to see why MrRallez might be an attractive option for Team Solomid. Champions like Sivir and Kog'Maw are simply not picks that the ever-aggressive Doublelift has ever put much stock on, and he's gone on the record stating he dislikes playing Sivir specifically. While neither of those champions is all that meta at the moment, both are only a single balance patch away from being so. Both Sivir and Kog have, in the past, gone from unplayable to top tier overnight, so having a player that's willing to pick them up when needed will certainly be a boon for Team SoloMid, even if they never seriously plan on putting him on the stage.

By James Bates

A wanna-be novelist turned coach turned journalist, James is living proof that you never know where you'll end up. He's in love with narrative-heavy games, which he proves by spending his days writing about a game with less lore than Doom. His greatest regret in life is not having his name in the credits of Life is Strange, and it's galvanized him to truly pursue developing games that don't begin in packed taverns and use D20s.