LoL Evidence Points To Helios Joining EG

RichardLewisRichardLewis 2014-06-03 18:51:28

When Evil Geniuses announced that they would be making roster changes one of the first positions that were cited as being a necessity to fix was that of jungler. Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis had been considered one of the weaker links in the team for sometime and it seemed plausible that he would be moved to either substitute, analyst or a coaching role. The matter of his replacement generated much more speculation.

Today sources have revealed to us that Evil Geniuses have been in extended talks with the former CJ Entus Blaze and NaJin Black Sword jungler Shin "Helios" Dong-jin who recently left the latter team. Having moved out of the Najin house at the end of April he has since been looking for a team and has reportedly wanted to follow the growing trend of lucrative moves to the NA league for foreign players.

We have been informed on good authority that the player has already left South Korea and will be moving to the Evil Geniuses house shortly. Settling in should not be difficult for the player as he has a good grasp of English and the player has been linked with moves to the US before after having talks with Team Coast before their relegation from LCS about a potential transfer after some internal issues with his team.

Further to that only recently on his personal stream did Ellis confirm that EG were looking at a “Korean jungler”, which adds weight to the reports that he is soon to be confirmed.

Although any official comment from EG is unlikely we will give you more on this story as it develops.

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16 Comments
Ayman
EU LCS just looking more and more dead compared to NA now, which is a shame considering it was the opposite in season 3. EG are definitely in need of a proper shotcaller though, hope it is the right move!

btw, does that summary text underneath the headline have to be in all caps? it's kinda a fight to read through it when it screams like that, specielly when it is a long one :p
LuckeRR
eu lcs looking dead to you in terms of being competitive or just that theres less new players in it?

wouldn't be surprised if all the top eu teams at the end of this split would in a best of three stomp those in their position over at na lcs, nor would i be surprised if you had seen less than 3 games of eulcs this split just like everyone else claiming eu is falling behind.
Ayman
Most of the star players and teams fell off with the changes. Lots of great EU talents went to NA instead, big names aren't here anymore like ocelote, alex ich, bjergsen etc. no proper rivalries like the fnatic-sk times and gambit and other teams are simply not the same anymore.

If we look at NA lcs on the other hand there is a whole bunch of excitement in almost every single team.
rodada
hmm this comment kinda showed that u have no idea about eu lol. ocelote havent been significant in eu lol since mid s2, he has never been a good lcs player (infact he always been bottom 3 midlaners in eulcs). and yes gambit has fallen that is the only real reason eu got worse, and then u come with bjergsen who also wasnt top 3 midlaner in eu (froggen peke alex was obviously outclassing him in most of the areas of the game).

now look at eu for a moment and compare them to last year what changed. fnatic is still fnatic ppl can say whatever the fuck they want, they are just fnaticing around. alliance obviously improved a loooooooooooot compared to last years EG. sk became a significant threat again. yes gambit fall off. shc/mil both look very determined, they kinda remind me of the last years LD, good players, 0 hype around thhem, cuz they are not NA players, but if one of them decides to join an NA team he automaticly becomes top3 in his role overthere... and then there is roccat struggling, and i am not sure what CW is doing.

btw, ppl said the exact same thing last year, "eu is the worst region, look how much they sucked at allstars" (were they came "last" whicch benefited them because having a bye and starting in the knockup stage was a horrible thing). and at the end of the day kor>chi>eu>na. yes probably in 2 years na teams will be full eu/korean players and then they will surpass eu/chi teams, but then u fellow muricans USA chant will be pretty funny.
tgfiend
Last time I checked your eu champions got wiped at the last international event against a full na team.. even with their team captain/midlaner/sole shot caller subbed out. If eu doesn't take the few international competitions seriously then well, it doesn't really matter if eu>na because it's guaranteed that your region will fall grossly behind with that attitude in due time.

Anyway, alliance is all you guys really have, who is being coached by a former na/kr player, how about that. sk has a chance of breaking top 4 in na, everyone else won't + who even cares about bottom tier lcs teams, only 3 go to worlds, and only 1 wins worlds.
rodada
"btw, ppl said the exact same thing last year, "eu is the worst region, look how much they sucked at allstars".
i guess u have never heard about how fnatic works, that tournament had no fucking stake, because winner takes it all(a small amount), and it was obvious that skt will rape the whole shit and nobody gets anything besides braging rights, which is false just like that fucking bota tournament, where again the 2 games na won, was tsm vs a random soloq team basicly, and fnatic not giving a shit about the tournament. when peke says "we didnt realy practice much", that means they didnt practice at all.

but go ahead get your false hope every single season that na > eu, that wont happen until they dont have 80% kor/eu/china players.
tgfiend
By this logic why do you even care about worlds? I think its pretty obvious Korea is going to win again so why do you bother?

And Im not even sure how you're not embarrassed from the all stars. You basically lost a race against a handicap and excused it as not trying.. we are talking about the 3 time EU champions here. They brought nothing new from all stars because they didn't give a damn. NA learned as much as they could to improve. Guess which attitude goes places?

And Im pretty sure between the top 3 NA teams, dig/c9/clg, there is a total of 2 foreign player..from the same team. You want to pull the import card on us for 2 players? Lol. If we are talking about foreigners then maybe we should talk about this Russian team first.

And among the top 4 NA, only alliance is a real threat to them. Sk is just a worse version of c9. Everyone below them is nowhere close nor does anyone care.
Ayman
Boring teams, thats all. except for alliance and fnatic.

When bjergsen/former nip, and gambit on form etc. it was a lot more fun than the teams we have now which are just meh after meh.
rodada
how do u define boring? they are boring cuz there are no travis interviews, or retarded trashtalk because most players respect eachother(eventho eu is the most toxic server)
Ayman
I am not the only one who thinks that it's boring. If you can't see it it's up to you. Nothing to do with travis interviews, I said the teams were boring, not that the actual players need to be celebrities.

NA lcs has started to have 50k or more viewers than EU has. In season 3 it was right the opposite. Like I said, I define it with compeition, rivalries, big names, big teams.

Right now it's just teams of left-overs, because most star players are either out of the LCS, or moved over to NA.
Nehnz
Its interesting how EG went to NA looking for a better future and ended failing miserably.
MeQT
Its interesting how EG went to NA looking for a better future and ended failing miserably.


they didnt went to us for titles - they had to split for EG having 2 teams in lcs.

like seraph at clg - helios at eg wont work - you simply cant pick a korean , put him into a western team and still work like the time before. koreans are the best because they play the most and got ppl that help them to understand the game on a next lvl. while ppl in us and eu gonna go party after lcs , koreans go back an learn more.
rodada
i agree, altho clg only got fucked with seraph because the meta shifted towards the 1v0 freeze doublejungle roaming support dafuq is happening, where communication is important, cuz a few months ago he would just casualy walk to toplane lane there for a while, then group once or twice for dragon or to contest buffs then just go back to the island. and seraph was playing top proffesionally (or atleast training) when this was the meta, so now he is kinda fucked, every clg lose is pretty much him getting outplayed(rotated) and the wins are when he isnt falling behind and the rest of the team just straight up carries him.

and as a jungler comms are even more important so unless helios is realy good at england speakerino they gona get focked in the butt, altho i think eeg can afford to do this move, because there is not realy any threatning na amamtour team out there (and riot kinda makes sure that the low amount doesnt get to play in nacs) so they will prolly regain there spot unless some new kor/chi/bettereu team comes over for the free money and fame
lrineltz
Thank you for your articles! Koreans were shocked to find out that helios have left Korea without even telling us. Thank you for your latest news.

Also, I would like to ask the writers and players in other regions of the world how they think about these issues: SKT T1's triumph of All Star invitational even though they ranked 5~8th in OGN and players like Seraph, inSec, Zero heading out to global teams instead of staying in Korea.

Please e-mail me if you're interested: We would be glad to talk about this more.
vers
Anyway, alliance is all you guys really have


would you mind explaining this into detail? how is alliance all we have? is this based on them being 1st after 2 weeks of lcs? sorry but that's poor judgement to say the least.
vers
By this logic why do you even care about worlds? I think its pretty obvious Korea is going to win again so why do you bother?And Im not even sure how you're not embarrassed from the all stars. You basically lost a race against a handicap and excused it as not trying.. we are talking about the 3 time EU champions here. They brought nothing new from all stars because they didn't give a damn. NA learned as much as they could to improve. Guess which attitude goes places?And Im pretty sure between the top 3 NA teams, dig/c9/clg, there is a total of 2 foreign player..from the same team. You want to pull the import card on us for 2 players? Lol. If we are talking about foreigners then maybe we should talk about this Russian team first.And among the top 4 NA, only alliance is a real threat to them. Sk is just a worse version of c9. Everyone below them is nowhere close nor does anyone care.


I think everyone can say by this comment that you're not really into LoL tgfiend. This probably might be the shittest comment on this site which takes something.

Besides, I would still love to hear your reply to my comment above. Try to make it decent and not utter crap like the one i just quoted.

PS: If by "this Russian team" you mean Gambit then you might be pleased to know that Russia is part of Europe in this modern age. Either that or I completely misunderstood your comment.
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