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Team Liquid Releases Dardoch From League of Legends Roster

Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett has been released by the Team Liquid League of Legends roster. Who will replace him?

It's official.

Joshua "Dardoch" Hartnett has been released by Team Liquid. The team sent out the following tweet yesterday, November 23rd, on their official Twitter account:

During the 2016 NA LCS summer split, there were rumors and eventually public statements made about Dardoch and his alleged toxic behavior within the team and specifically toward team coach Choi "locodoco" Yoon-sup.

Many questions and reactions were posted to the r/leagueoflegends subreddit. Ultimately his reputation was affected. He lost many fans, but those who continued to show him support seemed to become even more hardcore.

When League of Legends was just starting out, many pro players were known for trash-talking. Some of the most infamous being Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng, Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez Santiago and Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou. Trash-talking eventually died off as pros became victims of online harassment and verbal abuse.

Dardoch has pioneered the re-emergence of what could potentially be a new wave of "banter" LCS pros.

We have yet to confirm with which team Dardoch will be signing.

Published Nov. 24th 2016

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