Stunt out, Swifte in for Dignitas
Published on March 9th, 2017
The North American League Championship Series roster lock came and went last night, and the flurry of roster changes came to an end, with Phoenix1 picking up Team Dignitas substitute support player, William “Stunt” Chen.The team took part in a last minute transfer that saw former Immortals man Adrian “Adrian” Ma join up with Peter “Doublelift” Peng at the new-look Team Liquid. Their decision to sell the player left them with a starting spot to fill, and not much time left to do it.Stunt has featured three times for Team Dignitas, subbing in for support player Alex “Xpecial” Chu, but has failed to surpass the LCS veteran and claim a starting spot. Phoenix1 will be his first starting role in the LCS.With their support headed out the door, Team Dignitas looked to the North American ladder. Johnny “Swifte” Ngo has recently become known to many fans by playing with Doublelift on stream. While there are concerns regarding his champion pool if he were to feature in the LCS, his performances in solo queue have left an aura of intrigue and excitement as he enters the pro scene.Stunt will make his debut for Phoenix1 tomorrow when the side takes on Flyquest, with the two teams currently tied in the NA LCS. The series victor will secure the third position in ths standings, behind high flyers Cloud9 and TSM.Team Dignitas face off against Counter Logic Gaming, however it is expected that Xpecial will retain his starting spot, at least for the coming week.