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League Scene News - TSM Expelled from IEM? Line-Up Changes? Regi has a girlfriend?
"We would like to state that TSM at the moment is not disqualified from any NESL or ESL event in the future. After not playing their match tonight, TSM will receive 1 Major Penalty which will leave them with 8 more Minor Penalties, before any other action can take place. We would also like to state that the TSM and other teams have agreed to those rules before accepting the invitation to the National ESL Pro Series. All the teams had the opportunity to voice their concerns towards the rules at the beginning on of the season as well. We hope that this statement will cut all the speculation that is happening at the moment."
– National ESL Staff
So it seems they have not been disqualified from any further events just yet. Though it seems there maybe more drama when and if they quit one more match.
Dyrus has all been quoted saying in response to these threads:
In the most recent NA line-up changes, MuffinQT (former member of V8 Gaming) has joined up with mTw.NA (formerly apictureofagoose aka Atlanta's Team). With this high profile addition to the team, it looks like they are really going to take this seriously. They are hoping this will be the last addition to the team, and that now they can be a legitimate contender in the pro league scene. Also with this addition, since they previously had a full roster, it seems that Gosu Zuna has been kicked from the team. No word on if he will be joining up with another team or not.
As you may or may not have heard, recently Epick Gamer has been cause quite a stir in the NA Competitive scene. They have been scrimming with Team Solo Mid, champions of the recent IPL4 tournament, and Epick Gamer has taken the matches 3-1. It is believed that their recent rise to power is due to their most recent additions of Wingsofdeathx, Aphromoo, and Unstoppablex.
You may remember Aphromoo and Unstoppablex from the team V8 Gaming (along with MuffinQT). WingsofDeathx has long been considered the best Top Lane NA Free Agent around. With these three new players playing alongside Salce and NhatN the team seems ready to make a legitimate run to be considered one of the best teams in North America.
Probably the most mysterious news around is the word that CounterLogic Gaming will be picking up a B Team. Not much has been revealed about the B team other then that Lapaka is for sure the jungler on the team (confirmed by SaintVicious via Reddit). I have received some information that erwinbooze, ninetenosh, kramer, and reidan are also on the team. This has not be official announced and is subject to change.
Last but not least, it seems owner and AP Carry of Team Solo Mid has a new squeeze. By squeeze I mean girlfriend. I have received from a trusted source that her League of Legends alias is "aileenaison". I have not learned much more then this, it was confirmed on SaintVicious's stream that he does indeed have a girlfriend but her true identity has not been revealed. Reginald was quoted saying to SaintVicious:
"You will meet her at MLG Anaheim."