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2017-01-14 09:00 (UTC)
thescoreesports&178 Time：1/12/2017 9:00:00 AM +00:00
After 10 seasons, Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist will not return to the desk to cast League Champions Korea.
The news broke initially in a report from FOMOS' Kim "Kenzi" Yong-Woo which MonteCristo and DoA both later confirmed in a quote tweet, noting they would release more on their decision shortly.
In a follow-up tweet, Monte confirmed that the two casters will continue to cast Overwatch events for OnGameNet. The duo have been casting OGN's Overwatch APEX series and appeared at BlizzCon to cast the Overwatch World Cup, where Team South Korea defeated all challengers in the playoff bracket without dropping a map.
With both of them refocusing around Overwatch, the news that they would not cast LCK is perhaps not unexpected, but it still marks an end to a 10-season-long tenure that saw both Monte and DoA become the voices of English-language LCK broadcasts.
The LCK broadcasts for the spring split will be split between OGN and SpoTV. Caster Chris "PapaSmithy" Smith confirmed on Twitter that, for the OGN days, the broadcasts will be commentated by himself, Seth "Achilios" King and an as-yet unnamed new hire.
The APEX series is an Overwatch tournament that sees some of the strongest Western teams travel to Korea, where they compete in a months-long group stage and playoff bracket. The inaugural season saw Team EnVyUs redeem themselves by taking first place, defeating both European and Korean challengers in the playoff bracket.
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