NA LCS Offseason Report Cards – Part 1

Preview season for 2016 is almost over—thank goodness!—but there’s still time to get in a bit more preparation before the North American LCS kicks off on Saturday. In my combined offseason report cards and power rankings, I’ll rate the quality of each team’s offseason moves, provide a target to aim for in the Spring split, and break down my reasoning.

In part one, I’ll count down the teams I’ve ranked between 10 and 6.

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True Sight 012 – “How did Dignitas go about building their 2016 LCS roster?” with InnerFlame

I ask Joe “InnerFlame” Elouassi, manager of Team Dignitas, “How did Dignitas go about building their 2016 LCS roster?”


  • 1:24 InnerFlame’s role in building the Dignitas roster
  • 2:13 Is Dignitas’s approach to their roster influenced more by budget or philosophy?
  • 4:12 Comparing SmittyJ and Kirei joining DIG to Huni and Reignover joining Fnatic
  • 5:30 Why did Dignitas hold on to KiWiKiD and Shiphtur?
  • 6:38 Maintaining the personality and identity of a team
  • 7:47 The importance of having a hunger to win: “I don’t want a player who’s just happy taking his LCS pay check.”
  • 8:16 What type of players are Kirei and Smitty? Aggressive, fun to watch
  • 9:09 How much does each player’s play style factor into building a roster? “It’s easier to teach an aggressive player to be passive than a passive player to be aggressive.”
  • 11:08 Scouting players by spectating solo queue
  • 11:42 “Nobody gets carried to success”
  • 12:22 Why has Apollo received so little credit or praise for his contributions to Team Impulse?
  • 13:34 InnerFlame’s goals for Dignitas in 2016: “I’ll be disappointed with Top 5. Anything under that is not an option.”

Music by Bradley Rains

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