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Phoenix1 acquires Xpecial, will play against CLG in NA LCS Week 3

Phoenix1 has added Xpecial to play support in Week 3 of the NA LCS summer split.
Phoenix1 has added Xpecial (Alex Chu) to play support in Week 3 of the NA LCS summer split. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

After a rough two weeks into the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS), Phoenix1 hopes to address problems by adding Alex “Xpecial” Chu as a support player.

Phoenix1 announced Friday it had acquired Xpecial to play this weekend in the North American LCS. The post specifies the “veteran experience” as a huge boost for the team and thanked the fans for their support.

“So far this split, we have not lived up to our expectations or goals for this season,” the post reads. “We recognize that something needs to change to turn our season around, so we are very excited to announce Xpecial will be joining our roster beginning this Sunday against CLG. Xpecial brings a wealth of veteran experience that will be a huge benefit to our team.”

Jordan “Shady” Robison struggled through the first two weeks of the LCS, which has played a role in Phoenix1’s 0-4 record after finishing the spring split in third place. After having success with William “Stunt” Chen, the hope is for Xpecial to spark another strong run of form.

Xpecial has been part of Team Dignitas and started at support last summer, though he was benched after the signing of Terry “BIG” Chuong. The post from Phoenix1 did not specify if the acquisition was a buyout, trade, or loan, and it’s interesting Xpecial will not play until Sunday, as Phoenix1 plays Dignitas on Saturday.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games

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