After the announcement concerning the suspension of their starting jungler from the Spring Split, Dardoch, the fans of North American League of Legends Championship Series were wondering who will play in the team’s first week games of the Summer Split. I predicted that it would be Moon and, as it turns out, I was right.
The organization announced this news on their YouTube channel on June 1st. It was released amidst speculation that Dardoch might have his suspension lifted in time to compete in the first week of LCS. People began to talk about it when Dardoch pointed out that he didn’t get suspended permanently, no matter what the statement from Team Liquid said in their announcement concerning the suspension.
For those who don’t know, Dardoch was the rookie jungler coming from Team Liquid’s Challenger team, who took IWillDominate’s spot on the main roster last split and proved to be one of the best junglers in North American LCS. Keeping that in mind, you have to consider that Dardoch is a young man who had a lot of success quickly. It is no wonder that it went to his head.
His replacement, Moon, also rose up the ranks through the Challenger Series, resulting in NRG picking him up for their Spring Split roster. Now, he will try to make his mark on the perennial 4th best team in NA. Who knows, he might actually break the 4th place curse, especially if his attitude proves to be better than Dardoch’s, with comparable skill. Known for his rapid improvement, Moon can do what’s expected of him.
Moon’s most played jungler while on NRG roster was Elise, with Rek’Sai and Kindred following close behind. He also had a couple of games of Nidalee. Gragas, Evelynn, and Graves were also played once apiece. While his performance stats aren’t that great, this could be excused by the team’s overall mediocre performance. Whatever the case may be, we will see how this new jungler does once Team Liquid faces Team Envy on Saturday.