A curious trend that has developed in the League Champions Korea (LCK) has prompted a very important question in the League of Legends community as of late: is Lee Sin cursed? The high-flying, blindfolded ninja has seen thirteen consecutive losses, with an unimpressive win rate throughout the region, yet teams continue to feel comfortable rounding out their team compositions with him. Inven Global reached out to Jungler-turned-analyst Nam "LirA" Tae-yoo and Schalke 04 Esports Jungler Lukas “Lurox” Thoma to assess the situation.
Riot Games shared an interesting tidbit of information about the League of Legends European Championship today. Four weeks into the competition, they shared the leaderboards for teams and players when
Schalke 04 Lurox about making it to the main roster: "I think I can lead and help the team better through the mid-game and late-game, and be more decisive about objectives."
When Lukas "Lurox" Thoma joined Schalke 04 at the start of the League of Legends European Championship Spring Split, he was hired to play in Schalke Evolution—the academy team. However, after the main roster had greatly underperformed, Lurox was called into action: he replaced Erberk "Gilius" Demir as Schalke's main jungler. We sat down with Lurox at the start of Week 4 of the LEC's Spring Split. He told us about his experience stepping on the LEC stage, and explained what he will bring to Schalke 04 to help the team improve as the split progresses.
Schalke 04 coach Dylan Falco: “I think it’s fair to be critical of a team who loses every single game [...] there is a lot of talent on this team and we are looking to build for the future”
It is evident that G2’s roster had been shaken from yesterday’s unexpected loss against Misfits Gaming, but undeniably, Schalke 04’s roster changes have proven to be the right decision as they showcased much stronger, agressive form. After the match, coach Dylan Falco addressed the issues with the previous roster and talked about the new improvements in the team.