Following a lot fan outrage and hysteria, former LCS desk host James “Sprint” Patterson will likely be sticking across the LCS broadcast in a brand new function for the 2023 season, the league confirmed earlier at the moment.
This season, Sprint will host an all-new roadshow for the LCS that follows gamers exterior the sector and can look to get a glimpse into their personalities exterior of what followers often see from them on recreation days.
“We’re unleashing Sprint from the desk to steer his personal tour present with LCS gamers, coaxing unseen character quirks from our professionals as they journey exterior the sector,” the LCS mentioned in its replace submit at the moment.
Earlier within the LCS offseason, information of Sprint’s departure from the internet hosting function shocked the North American League group since he had served because the LCS’ host for almost a decade. An replace from Sprint earlier this month mentioned that “the brand new route of the LCS doesn’t have a necessity for a constant host,” and shifting ahead, he’ll be in a lighter function than what followers are used to.
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The focus of at the moment’s replace from the league, other than information relating to Sprint and the league’s reaffirming that the season’s video games will begin two hours later than initially deliberate on matchdays, was that the Spring and Summer time Cut up finals will each be performed in venues on the East Coast of the U.S. Raleigh, North Carolina and Newark, New Jersey (which was initially deliberate to host the 2021 Summer time Cut up finals earlier than issues with COVID compelled a last-minute relocation) will function the host cities for the Spring and Summer time finals, respectively, this season.
Past the anticipated outside-the-arena content material that Sprint might produce with gamers on the streets of Santa Monica, California, the place the LCS’ common season video games are performed, alternatives to discover these two cities might come up later within the 12 months.
The LCS season is about to begin subsequent Thursday, July 26.