In what seems to be a pretty unexpected decision before MLG Raleigh goes into full swing this weekend, the former A Picture Of A Goose turned mTw.NA has now signed on to the Monomaniac eSports team as their new League of Legend team. In an official release on Monomaniac’s web site, the newly acquired team is dubbed the “Ferus” squad – which is either an allusion to a powerful Jedi, or the ferocity shown in ex-mTw.NA’s play style and aggressive acquisition of players such as Aphromoo in recent light. As quoted in the article, team manager Christina “Gnomesayin” Laird stated:
“We’re thrilled to be on board with Monoesports and looking forward to representing them at MLG and hopefully PAX. With their help, we hope to propel ourselves to becoming one of the most fearsome League of Legends teams in the world.“
In addition to Gnomesayin’s statement, support player Jake “MuffinQT” Lowry assured fans that the team is still the same as it’s always been.
“As a team we are pretty happy to be under the mMe banner. We hope to continue improving as a team under our new name and are excited for our future in League of Legends. We’ll still be the same old team our fans know and love, just with a new and improved name behind us.“
Monomaniac themselves seem extremely supportive of their new roster, going even as far as to extend the “Welcome to the family” message to team.
With the North American Regional Finals being held next weekend at PAX Prime – could we expect more squads to sign on with other teams in an attempt to not only cover the costs to travel, but make themselves a more established name in the League of Legends scene? Although Mortal Team Work (which is what mTw stands for) has established a large background in eSports – and a very successful DotA 2 squad – is League of Legends becoming a icon in it’s own right? Can these organizations home-grown on Riot Game’s masterpiece truly be worth more in the community than already established eSports powerhouses? We have already seen Korean teams such as Startale, MVP, and CJ Entus picking up or fostering their own League of Legends rosters. As Season 3 promises to be not only one of the biggest prize pools, but overall events in eSports history, it is bound to catch the attention of other big North American and European teams.