The League of Legends esports group was shocked by yesterday’s revelation of James “Dash” Patterson leaving the LCS broadcast this yr. Following the information, the desk host shared some particulars behind the choice.
On Dash’s stream, which started shortly after the information was launched, he admitted that it wasn’t his resolution, however Riot Games, which got here to the conclusion that they don’t want a desk host in 2023. He additionally revealed that the group behind the LCS didn’t even communicate to him or negotiate earlier than the minimize, however merely advised him he’ll not be wanted in 2023.
“The saddening part in all of it is that I wasn’t spoken to prior to the news,” Dash stated. “After spending a decade, you know, giving a 100 percent of myself to something, that I didn’t feel that kind of respect given back towards me in that moment of just having a conversation about ‘hey, we want to make changes, and can we arrive at a decision, that, you know, with you,’” he added.
During the stream, Dash additionally shed some mild on why the LCS received’t be needing a desk host anymore, and it’s because of the new format and shifting gameday from weekends to Thursday and Friday at noon. Dash’s group remains to be negotiating with Riot for him to seem throughout key moments of the season, although nothing is a given at this level.
The famend desk host and analyst additionally added that he’s in search of choices in performing, streaming, and different esports. He will shift in the direction of different esports solely “if esports will have me,” although.