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Rift Rivals talent announced

Riot Games announced the talent lineup for the Rift Rivals tournaments next week.
Riot Games announced the talent lineup for the Rift Rivals tournaments next week. Photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Riot Games revealed Friday the talent lineup for its inaugural Rift Rivals event, three mini tournaments taking place among the top placing League of Legends teams from multiple regions.

The competition between North America and Europe will include many fan favorites from the casting and analyst desks of both regions. The lovable European casting duo Martin “Deficio” Lynge and Trevor “Quickshot” Henry, as well as Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere will be present along side North America’s Sam “Kobe” Hartman-Kenzler and Joshua “Jatt” Leesman among others.

Particular standouts that will join the cast include Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider, jungler for the EU LCS team Mysterious Monkeys, Jonas “Trashy” Andersen, jungler for Splyce, and Neil “pr0lly” Hammad, the head coach for H2K.

For the tournament between China, Korea, and Taiwan, OGN casters Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith and Max “Atlus” Anderson of OGN’s LCK English cast will be present, as will Indiana “Froskurinn” Black, the face of English casting for the Chinese region, and Barento “Razleplasm” Mohammed.

For the Japan, Oceania, and Southeast Asia tournament, a number of the talent will be coming straight from the OPL in the form of Joshua “Jish” Carr-Hummerston, head coach of Chief eSports Club, Bryce “EGym” Paule, the support player for the Chiefs, and Jake “Jayke” Paulsen, the team captain and support player for AVANT GARDE.

Rift Rivals starts Monday and last until July 9, with five battle grounds. The two competitions that haven’t gotten their English cast announced is the battle between the Russian region vs. Turkey, and the battle between Latin America North, South, and Brazil.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games


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