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Alphari stirs the pot after Team Liquid drop star top laner

The top laner shed some light on his perspective about the ongoing drama.
Alphari stirs the pot after Team Liquid drop star top laner

It’s been a couple of crazy days for the fans of Team Liquid’s League of Legends team. Barney “Alphari” Morris denies the words of his head coach, Joshua “Jatt” Leesman, who said that benching the top laner wasn’t “a spur of the moment decision.”

After playing just one game in the League of Legends Championship Series, which was lost by Team Liquid, Alphari was benched at the expense of Thomas “Jenkins” Tran. This decision came as a surprise, since the Brit was one of the league’s best players in the past month, leading Liquid to many victories.

Later on, in one of the interviews with Travis Gafford, the team’s coach said that the decision wasn’t made due to the loss, but instead it was “something that was made with a lot of care over the past month,” underlining, that the move had been planned for quite some time now.

After the conclusion of the first week, which didn’t end well for Team Liquid, winning only one game out of three, Alphari made an enigmatic tweet, shedding some light on his perspective.

If we look at the context of the situation, we can understand that Morris basically opposes the words of his head coach, making the drama feel even more tangible. After an hour he decided to hold nothing back, by saying that he will never stand by and be silent about his undying passion for fast food.

Former Team Liquid and TSM AD Carry, Yilliang “Doublelift” Peng also weighed on the drama, by listing the impressive stats that Alphari has put up as a Liquid player

When those are taken into consideration, the decision to drop him seems even more confounding and questions have been raised about what exactly is going on behind the scenes.

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Alphari seems to have a lot on his plate at the moment. (Picture: Riot Games)

At the moment, it’s unclear if Liquid are hoping to stick with Jenkins for the upcoming weeks of the LCS, or will switch back to Alphari as a starting top laner, though any potential return looks a million miles away based on the player's tweets. Either way, the decision to drop him looks like it could still result in some getting egg on their faces.


Feature image courtesy of Riot Games.