While Hearthstone rosters don’t change as much as in other esports, the landscape can still shift at a rapid pace.
Take Team Lucky Draw, for instance. Back in November, the German team made some big changes to its roster. Relegating its five existing and relatively unknown German players to “Lucky Draw team two,” the team signed five established European pros including Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy and Tim “Theude” Bergmann to the main team.
The new players made an immediate impact. Koy made it to the semi-finals of DreamHack Winter, while Karlis “Karlis” Petersons was victorious in the Battle of the Best II online invitational.
However just over two months after the signings, Lucky Draw has announced that the pro team has been disbanded. The move isn’t unexpected, considering that their biggest name, Koy, had departed the team to to be a part of the newly-formed Nihilum.
Only Tom “Wuaschtsemme” Mühlbauer will remain from the pro team, with he and the five original Lucky Draw players now making up a single team.
“Team Lucky Draw is not willing to support the politics many different organizations run at the moment,” Lucky Draw owner Garry “Gunny” Leusch told GosuGamers, “A lot of professional Hearthstone players have changed their teams during the last few weeks and still do, but Lucky Draw believes in long term partnerships.”