Strong rumors claim that Dignitas and 100 Thieves want to sell their place in the LCS. Recently, journalist Kevin Hitt has reported that the club founded by Nadeshot could be absent from the main LoL league in North America; this information comes after the announcement of Bjergsen’s withdrawal.
The current landscape of the LCS, the top LoL competition in North America, is going through a critical period; the last few weeks have seen the league’s situation go from alarming to urgent. The rumors that TSM would leave the league due to the strong economic crisis that the organization is going through have unleashed an uproar around the North American competition.
However, days later, it was confirmed that NRG Esports bought the entire CLG organization. Now all the rumors point to Dignitas and 100 Thieves wanting to sell their place in the league.
Rumors claim that Dignitas and 100 Thieves want to sell their place in LCS
According to information revealed by Kevin Hitt, rumors claiming that Dignitas and 100 Thieves want to sell their place in the LCS are gaining more and more strength daily. The journalist revealed the information once Soren “Bjergsen” Bjerg declared that he was retiring as a professional player, in addition to a complete exit from esports. So far, only TSM’s interest in leaving the LCS was known, and then CLG’s rumors were verified.
Rumors of 100Thieves and Dignitas shopping LCS teams gets more real after seeing this… https://t.co/kmW4lKHCC8
— Kevin Hitt (@Kevin_Hitt) April 8, 2023
Now, the information claimed by Kevin Hitt coincides with the information made public by LCS Eevee. LCS Eevee is a reporter who claims that more than half of the teams participating in the LCS are planning to leave the league.
[Rumor] More Than Half the #LCS Teams Considering Selling Their Spot pic.twitter.com/4YHZ9KhvTd
— LCS Eevee (@LCS_Eevee) April 8, 2023
However, the LCS Eevee publication does not specify how many teams want to leave the championship or mention any names. Therefore, official confirmations from the teams are still needed.
It is important to highlight that Dignitas is one of the organizations that has arrived at the LCS halfway; it did it to replace Clutch Gaming. Clutch Gaming is one of the ten teams Riot Games approved for the first time for the franchise system.
Could another champion leave the LCS?
The only team that has made an official announcement about leaving the LCS is CLG. If 100 Thieves and TSM follow CLG’s passes, the top North American LoL competition will lose three teams that have managed to be crowned champions.
Now, with the departure of Bjergsen from 100 Thieves’ LoL squad, the organization is searching for a new player. However, it can be said that 100 Thieves has not had an easy start to the year, as the organization was forced to make staff cuts, which CEO Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag has said he regrets.