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|Riot takes Lemondogs out of the 2014 LCS|
The move comes after Lemondogs seemed intent on selling their position in the LCS to Ninjas in Pyjamas, a move that Riot ultimately vetoed. As the organization had to deal with the departure of the lineup they gathered for Battle of the Atlantic, they attempted to acquire SUPA HOT CREW XD's roster as revealed by Millenium's coach, Olivier “Olly” Debeuf, in a deleted tweet that was featured on Reddit.
Riot's swift reaction to those moves included an ultimatum to the Swedish organization: By January 8th, 11:59 PM CET, Lemondogs's CEO, Daniel “pani” Aicardi had to field a roster that did not prominently include Coke Zero or LCS Promotion participants. Riot's decision to vacate LD's spot came after an attempt that did not comply to Rule 3.2., which goes as follows:
In the coming days, Riot Games will release information pertaining to the LCS play-in, as well as the repercussions of Lemondogs's eviction from the LCS on the Coke Zero play-ins. As it stands, with the LCS play-in happening, there may be six open spots to the 2014 European Coke Zero Challenger Series.
For more information, you can check out Riot's announcement in question, detailing the rules that Lemondogs failed to follow, as well as the details leading to Riot's decision right here.