Dignitas QNTMPAY 2022 LCS Line-Up Reportedly Finalized

by in League of Legends | Nov, 24th 2021

Dignitas QNTMPAY have reportedly finalized their 2022 LCS roster and, well, it leaves a lot to be desired. It’s not bad per se, but it’s nonetheless severely lacking when compared to most other line-ups. There’s no saving grace either, no silver lining one could highlight.

It’s just… okay.

And that’s perhaps the worst role a team can find itself in: the middling, unimpressive, underwhelming gatekeeper no one ever thinks about. No one cares much for the middle-of-the-pack challengers, the teams that always try their hardest and yet fail without exception. And, the thing is, they’re expected to fail as they were never set up for success; they were never given the right tools to work with — the tools that are necessary for challenging the LCS pantheon.

They might pull off an upset or two, go on a respectable (albeit short-lived) win streak, but sooner or later they always end up near the very bottom of the standings. It’s a tale as old as time, and it’s a part of every region and league, including the LCS. Heck, maybe its existence is most evident in a region such as North America, where only a handful of teams have been taking turns at the throne, with everyone else observing, hoping that they, too, will one day get to experience the thrill of such a seismic triumph.

And yet they never do.

Dignitas QNTMPAY | 2022 LCS Line-Up

Now, make no mistake: this roster will put up a fight from the very get-go. They will not assume the role of a bottom-dweller nor will they be smacked around by the many LCS giants. They will, however, lose when it matters most, and will probably miss out on the playoffs, too.

Great teamfighting is an invaluable strength in today’s meta, but it’s of little use if you’re always fighting from a gold deficit.

Last but certainly not least, we have the former LCS champion and veteran support Biofrost, a player who needs no introduction. He’s an absolute legend, although it’s fair to question whether he’s still capable of competing at the highest of levels. His performance did decline as time went on, but it’s quite possible that his recent sabbatical was enough for him to recharge his batteries and enter 2022 with renewed vigor and determination.

Still, it’s a question mark, and is therefore worth mentioning.

A Missed Opportunity

Dignitas would’ve knocked it out of the park had they signed former two-time MVP Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen, Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro, and Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun. Wouldn’t that be a mind-blowing roster? One that lives and dies by the sword; a team that’s unrelenting in nature, always on the offensive?

We don’t know whether that was possible, of course, but none of these three players have been linked to any other organization thus far, so it’s fair to assume that they could’ve been picked up. With such a line-up, Dignitas would no doubt have all the right tools to contest for a spot in the playoffs and actually do some damage.

PSG River is great, there’s no doubt about it, but it’s not like Matthew “Akaadian” Higginbotham was holding Dignitas back. In fact, it was quite the opposite. And even though River might be the better jungler overall, his inclusion will create a language barrier that may or may not end up being a problem.

What’s Realistic?

Making any sort of prediction this early on is quite a thankless endeavour. There’s simply no way of knowing which team will do well and who’ll come out on top. With that being said, it’s hard to envision a world where this Dignitas line-up inflicts any noticeable amount of damage to the LCS status quo in 2022. They will pull off a few upsets, of that you can be certain, but anything more than that feels like an overly optimistic stretch.

They might be better than Counter Logic Gaming, but pretty much everyone else seems to be superior, including FlyQuest, Immortals, and even the Golden Guardians. This means Dignitas QNTMPAY will probably end up in, say, eighth or ninth place once all is said and done. They might do ever so slightly better than that, but they’re not going to leave a mark — they’re just not equipped for the task at hand.


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