Erik “DoA” Lonnquist and Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles have decided to part ways with LCK, the Korean professional League of Legends organization for which they have frequently served as casters. The announcement has been confirmed via Twitter by Mykles, who says the duo will also release a statement soon.
DoA and MonteCristo in League of Legends
When it comes to casting talent for League of Legends matches, DoA and MonteCristo were two of the most highly sought professionals. Most recently, they were heard casting for the LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs, as well as the IEM Worlds at Katowice.
— MonteCristo (@MonteCristo) January 10, 2017
The pair has been in the esports industry for many years. Lonnquist started as a StarCraft II caster, but quickly became an expert in League of Legends. He also writes articles designed to help people improve their Hearthstone play for ihearthu.com.
Mykles, meanwhile, spent some time shoutcasting for Warcraft 3 before latching on to the phenomenon that would be League of Legends, when the game was still in beta. He founded ggChronicle, a League-based journalism outlet, and is was a former coach for Counter Logic Gaming. He has also been the subject of some controversy, after Riot instituted a one-year ban (to be up this coming May) from him holding any Riot-recognized position with any team.
Two duo will surely continue casting, but LCK will have to find themselves some new talent.