inFerno eSports, Samsung Morning Stars join forces in Italy’s PG Nationals
Italian esports organization inFerno eSports has partnered with the Samsung-sponsored Samsung Morning Stars. As a result, Samsung Morning Stars are fielding a League of Legends lineup to compete in Italy’s PG Nationals.
The organization stated its intent to take on Italian powerhouse Outplayed and others for the country’s European Masters spot. Indeed, one team (and only one) from the PG Nationals will compete in the wider European circuit. In 2018, inFerno ended in fourth place in the spring and summer splits.
To prevent that from occurring again, Samsung Morning Stars are fielding the following roster for 2019:
The roster is able to compete in the PG Nationals as the Italian league has residency requirements rather than nationality ones. As such, as long as the team fields three legal residents, it is eligible to compete. If the starting lineup contains three players registered in Italy, it can compete in the circuit — regardless of whether any of the players are from Italy.
In fact, two starters have competed in Italy in the past: Acefos and Vrow. In addition, Vrow and Namex (former ÖFK Esports bot laner) teamed up in Nexus Gaming within the Balkan circuit. As such, the sole enigma the team faces is whether ONE TRICK RENGAR (also known as Kamil) is more than a one trick at a high level. Indeed, one could expect Rengar to be a systematic ban against him if he is unable to play much else at a high level.
inFerno eSports’ partnership involves only the League of Legends lineup. Thus, the two structures may compete against one another in other esports titles. In fact, a similar agreement exists between Team QLASH and Team Forge. Indeed, QLASH and 4G have combined their efforts in League of Legends for 2019, but otherwise compete against one another.
Andrea “Clockwork” Barresi greatly contributed to this report.