On January 22, Dignitas stunned LCS fans with a 2-0 victory over reigning champions 100 Thieves at the 2022 Lock In tournament. And they did it with a jungler who’d arrived in NA only a few days prior.
Enatron attributes River’s ability to adapt so quickly to the team environment to his “hunger to play in NA with this team, and to achieve something alongside his teammates.”
He also told Dexerto that team manager Toby Kwon had been instrumental in the integration process, as a bilingual Korean/English speaker who facilitated the majority of communication between River and the Dignitas ecosystem.
The jungler transition still was not quite as seamless as DIG may have hoped. In their first two games with River the roster showed some undeniable growing pains, but the team that stepped out against 100 Thieves looked like an entirely different Dignitas.
If this team’s ceiling is high enough to beat the reigning LCS champions, then who’s to say it’s not high enough to win the LCS Lock In.