Every week earlier than the LCS season kicks off, the published’s new play-by-play caster, Marc Alexander “Raafaa” Arrambide, has answered many questions from League of Legends followers in a Q&A session on Reddit.
He stated that along with working as a brand new play-by-play caster, he was dedicated to changing into a voice for rising expertise from the North American Scouting Grounds: “I am insanely passionate about our semi pro and grassroots scene, and willing to push for a narrative that highlights [those] players,” he wrote.
“As a longtime fan of LCS, I think it’s fair to say in recent years, there wasn’t that much origin story telling with players that made their debut after being featured in Scouting Grounds,” he defined. “Most of the time, their stories got passed over for the already loud player personalities that did the brand-heavylifting themselves.”
Raafaa began casting League in 2017, after he gave up hopes of changing into an expert participant. “I originally fantasized about being a pro player. Then, solo queue grind eventually wore me down.” Instead of taking part in scrims, he began commentating them within the workforce’s foyer. He pursued this path, engaged on an unofficial LMS forged and newbie leagues for just a few years.
Then, he switched on Wild Rift, League‘s mobile title. He brought his skills to a new level ther, casting the World Final in Singapore last Summer. In the meantime, he joined the NA Academy and Proving Grounds official cast in 2021.
Raafaa said storytelling was the main emphasis of his role in this year’s LCS broadcast. In addition to bringing extra gentle on rising grassroots expertise, he’s interested by methods to “further enhance” storytelling, similar to “music or sketch-related segments.”
It’s protected to imagine this 12 months’s LCS season is marking a breaking level in comparison with all earlier seasons with the drastic schedule change and departure of its longtime face from the desk, Dash.
While many followers and personalities are frightened about how the League’s future is shaping up, bringing a brand new face may breathe new life into the league.