Korean news site Fomos announces that casters Christopher 'MonteCristo' Mykles and Erik 'Doa' Lonnquist will no longer be casting the League of Legends Champions Korea program. Starting immediately, the program will only be hosted by Christopher 'PapaSmithy' Smith and Seth 'Achilios' King. MonteCristo and Doa will continue casting the Overwatch APEX program.
The departure of the seniormost duo comes at the tail of a year's worth of drama and contention with Riot Games. MonteCristo's involvement in League of Legends team ownership was forcefully rescinded by Riot Games, leading to him selling off his stake of former NA LCS team Renegades. Their dispute highlighted a year of similar struggles between team owners versus the game publisher and competitive circuit operator.
PVP Live has independently confirmed their departure. An official statement will be provided later.