Team Huma win European Challenger Series title
Team Huma's hasn't had the best few months. The team's management has been accused of financial mismanagement, which led it to sell its star player and its owner to promise he'd step down after the split. Despite all this, Huma still triumphed in the European Challenger Series final yesterday.
Copenhagen Wolves went up 2-0 up in the series, but were unable to close out the series and allowed Huma to complete a reverse sweep.
The Wolves swept Millenium 3-0 in the semifinals, ending their hopes despite topping the table in the split.
Huma had another narrow win in the semifinals over Team Imagine, playing for the first time without star player Lucas "Santorin" Larsen who left for Ember on Feb. 29.
Larsen was sold following reports of financial trouble within the team. Players and staff claimed that owner Behdad Jaafarian was late with payments and failed to live up to promised commitments around financial support for bootcamping and office space. Jaafarian received a formal warning from Riot Games, and has said he will tender his resignation following the split.
Both Huma and Copenhagen Wolves will now advance to the Summer Promotion Tournament. The Wolves will face the bottom team from the LCS Spring Split in the first round—currently Giants Gaming, the only LCS team confirmed to have to face the Promotion Tournament.
The winner of that match will join Huma and the eighth and ninth place LCS teams in a four-team, double-elimination bracket for the three spots in the LCS Summer Split.
Photo via Riot Games/Flickr | Remix by Jacob Wolf