Today, the world of eSports has been shaken by the news from Germany that says that Schalke might be selling their slot in the League Challenger Series. If it turns out to be true, this will be a very surprising move because Schalke’s team has been dominating the competition for quite some time now. Many have predicted that much bigger success awaits this team, but it seems that the team that’s been dominating the League Challenger Series will be dissolving at the end of this season to a surprise of everyone involved in the eSports world.
Schalke has been present in the League of Legends eSports competitions for only a year, but in that year they formed a team that won many different titles all over the world. However, the defeat at the previous tournament might be the biggest reason why Schalke management will be making this decision. At the European CS semi-finals, Schalke was defeated by at that moment seemingly unstoppable Misfits Academy. Before that defeat, Schalke has had an amazing series, winning ten consecutive games. However, it would appear the team management is fixated on the defeat in the semi-finals, as they probably expected even more from their team.
Following these rumors, one of the key players in Schalke, Marcin ‘SELFIE’ Wolski took to Twitter with the announcement that perhaps confirmed the news about the dissolving of the team. In one tweet, Selfie said that he is still under the contract with Schalke but that he has been allowed to negotiate with other teams about the permanent move. For many fans, this was the final confirmation about Schalke’s team, and they are all expressing their surprise and, in some cases, anger.
Marcin ‘SELFIE’ Wolski Moving On
Selfie was part of the Schalke’s League Challenger Series almost since Schalke bought their slot in the LCS from Elements. He and other players led Schalke to the EU Challenger Series title during the Spring Split which they won by not losing even a single game. An effort like this was rarely seen in similar tournaments. Because of that, Schalke’s decision to leave the League Challenger Series, for many, makes no sense. Although there is still no official confirmation from Schalke officials, based on what we have heard and seen so far, the disseverment of their team in the League Challenger Series seems to be a done deal.
If this turns out to be true, Schalke’s run in the League Challenger Series will be a short one, but the legacy that their team and their players are leaving behind them will be remembered for a long time. Rarely any team has managed to dominate in the way that Schalke did at several tournaments in which they participated. Selfie’s contribution to the team was immense, and with his experience, any team that signs him will gain a lot.
No matter what happens in the upcoming period, let this be a message for all involved in eSports. No matter how successful you might be, everything can change in a second.