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In a pivotal move for the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) Summer Split 2024, Dignitas has reportedly signed Mingyi “Spica” Lu.

This acquisition follows the departure of head coach Ilias “Enatron” Theodorou after a challenging spring split where Dignitas showed potential but struggled with consistency.

Spica’s journey in the LCS has been marked by significant highs and challenging lows.

As a dynamic young jungler, he made a substantial impact with TSM, helping them secure the 2020 LCS Summer Split title and earning the MVP title in the 2021 LCS Summer Split.

Despite his remarkable individual performances, TSM failed to secure a Worlds spot.

Spica found himself sidelined for the 2024 Spring Split due to recent league downsizing, turning to full-time streaming with FlyQuest during this period.

Dignitas’s decision to bring Spica on board is a strategic move aimed at revitalizing their roster and improving gameplay dynamics.

With the departure of Enatron, the team needed talent and experience.

Spica, known for his aggressive playstyle and deep game understanding, is expected to fill this gap.

Lawrence “Exyu” Xu, the current Dignitas jungler, expressed his surprise at the roster change.

In a post on X, he mentioned that he was told less than two weeks ago that he would be starting for the Summer Split.

With Spica’s arrival, Exyu has announced his departure from Dignitas and indicated plans to join an NACL team, while also returning to Berkeley in the fall.

Spica’s return to pro play with Dignitas follows his stint with FlyQuest last year.

Despite high expectations due to the presence of LCK imports like Lee “VicLa” Dae-kwang and Lee “Prince” Chae-hwan, FlyQuest underperformed in the 2023 Summer Split, finishing ninth.

Afterward, Spica took a break from competitive play and became a content creator for FlyQuest.

Dignitas’s roster for the summer split now appears significantly strengthened on paper.

The team finished in the top six last split with a lineup considered weak by many, so expectations are higher with these new additions.

Spica joins a team of veterans, including former Golden Guardians player Eric “Licorice” Ritchie and former Cloud9 player Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, aiming to climb the ranks and challenge the dominance of established teams.

As the LCS gears up for an exciting summer, all eyes will be on Dignitas to see if this new roster, with Spica at its core, can turn potential into performance.

This move marks a critical step in Dignitas’s journey to regain prominence in the LCS landscape.

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