LOL MSI 2024
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The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational is facing a notable absence from its broadcast team this year.

Veteran caster Isaac “Azael” Cummings-Bentley announced on social media that he won’t be making the trip to China for the three-week-long tournament due to his father’s declining health.

In a heartfelt post, Azael expressed his decision to stay in Canada with his family during this difficult time.

“Hours before flying out to China I got the devastating news that my father doesn’t have much time left,” he shared on Twitter.

“I’ve made the decision to cancel the trip and spend this time in Canada with my family.”

This news comes shortly after another North American shoutcaster, Clayton “CaptainFlowers” Raines, declared he wouldn’t be participating in MSI 2024 either.

CaptainFlowers cited his sleep schedule and personal health as reasons for declining the opportunity to broadcast the event.

Additionally, his soy allergy made him hesitant to travel to China, where he would face food challenges similar to those he encountered during LoL Worlds 2023 in Korea.

CaptainFlowers announced his decision on social media, expressing regret but also emphasizing the talent and dedication of his colleagues who will be working the event.

He will be taking the full month of May off and won’t be involved in any MSI-related content until the start of the LCS Summer Split in June.

With two key members absent, it’s uncertain how Riot will handle the broadcast team for MSI.

While Azael was included in the initial announcement, it remains to be seen if his spot will be filled or left vacant.

Riot has not yet revealed the full list of on-air talent for the event, which is set to kick off on Wednesday, May 1.

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