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NACS Changes, Ember's Closing, and the 2016 EU Summer Promotion

NACS Changes, Ember's Closing, and the 2016 EU Summer Promotion

Today on the Rough Drafts Podcast, Chase "RedShirtKing" Wassenar and Walter "Ceades" Fedczuk discuss the disappointing recent rule change from Riot Games concerning visas for the North American Challenger Series, the only mildly surprising closing of Team Ember, and their preview of the upcoming EU LCS Promotion Tournament, including their best bets and predictions.

0:00 introduction
1:35 First Reactions to NACS Rule Change
5:20 How LCS Owners Impacted the Rule Change
7:15 The Double Standard Hypocrisy of How Riot’s Dealing with the EUCS
10:40 The Conflict of Interest of LCS Owners and the Precedents Set
13:15 How a Disorganized Challenger Scene Hurts the LCS
14:55 Stopping Conflicts of Interest
17:40 Ember Investors Pulling Out
21:40 How Ember’s Hubris with Business Decisions Became Their Downfall
24:55 Reports Concerning Ember Investors and LCS Owners
27:35 How NRG Succeeded Where Ember Failed
31:10 Why the “Best” EUCS Teams Failed to Qualify for the Promotion Tournament
35:25 Gi

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