European League of Legends has had a history of team’s coming through the Challenger Series to find success in the LCS. Unicorns of Love, Origen, Splyce, G2 — many of Europe’s top organizations originated in the Challenger Series, and three of those four made the finals in their first LCS splits.
Next up: Misfits, a team that just recently won promotion to the LCS (replacing FC Schalke 04). Misfits started to gain a reputation during the Challenger Split as LCS slayers, allegedly winning many scrims against LCS teams after the addition of Korean support Dong-geun “IgNar” Lee, who started for Incredible Miracle and KT Rolster in Korea’s top league.
For a team with many star players, it was hard to make the argument that anyone but IgNar is the core of Misfits’ roster. So it came as good news for Misfits fans when he announced this weekend he would be returning to the team for next split.
to my fans, do not worry. i will stay @MisfitsGG! lets go to world championship! thanks alot @AlicusOfficial @benspoont and my best team OuO— IgNar (@IgNarLoL) August 12, 2016
IgNar is joined on Misfits’ starting roster by British top lane prospect Barney “Alphari” Morris, German jungler Leon “Lamabear” Krüger, former H2K substitute mid laner Marcin “Selfie” Wolski and French AD Carry prospect Steven “Hans sama” Liv.