So, if you don't know what alternative history is, basically it asks the question "what if" and speculates on the effects of that one small decision on history. Here, we'll be doing the same but for OWL.
1st Topic: What if C9 out bidded NRG for Sinatraa. As you know, Sinatraa plays for the SF Shock which is owned by the NRG org. The reason his contract was for 150k was because NRG got into a bidding war with C9 and won. So, what if C9 won?
The first effect would be that C9 Kongdoo and by extension GC Busan wouldn't have been signed for team London. So what would the roster have been? C9 owned 2 teams, C9 NA and C9 EU. So perhaps a mix of the two rosters would look something like:
C9 weren't afraid to put Koreans on C9 NA, so maybe a few? Obviously not an entire team.
What would the other effects be? If Kongdoo don't get signed, then where would they and GC Busan go? My first theory is Birdring and Rascal would go to Seoul Dynasty, since they were looking for solid DPS players. Perhaps some would go to NYXL. I'm not sure. Would Boston and Fusion try to get some more recognizable and experienced players? Where would Fury go?
Next, how would this affect Shock? Would they keep Danteh as the main Tracer player? Would they try to get Dafran? Davin maybe? Since Brad's philosophy is to get younger players he hopes have potential, would he try to get one of the players from the College scene? What I'm saying is Shock would kind of fall apart. Obviously if C9 were going for an NA/EU roster, so they would probably want Nevix in the roster too. If Shock don't have him as Flex, would Harbleu stay in the roster? Would they pick up Zappis? Would the duo of Zappis and Davin be likely? Maybe Mangachu or zza or Hafficool?
Would LAV and Fusion get SPACE and Neptuno? Who would replace them then? Maybe Mangachu or Zappis or Hafficool for SPACE and Phaz or Morte for Neptuno?
2nd Topic: What if there were 14 teams and Blizz closed the deal with the last team. It's speculated Rogue had an spot in OWL lined up, but since Blizz couldn't close the deal with the 14th team, they cut Rogue for a better number of 12. (this isn't 100% fact but it's been strongly hinted at). So what if there was a French team, let's say Paris, and another team.
First, Paris would have all of Rogue, so Soon and Unkoe wouldn't be on LAV. So who would they try to get to fill the void those two did? Would they get someone like Davin? Maybe Greyy and Mikeya? Perhaps they'd try to get Rawkus and Carpe before Fusion and Outlaws got them? Would they sign Roolf?
Next, what would the roster of this Paris team look like? Here's my guess:
So if they got Poko from Fusion, would they have Zappis instead?
Who would the 14th team sign? Perhaps the Runaway roster with a few pickups like Hoon, maybe another support player to let Kox play dps on some maps, most likely someone to fill Haksal's role. Would they be another Chinese org that would sign MY? Maybe an EU org that could sign Gigganti and some finnish subs? Maybe EUnited? Maybe another NA team that would sign more talent?
Something for EU like:
For the Finnish lineup:
Some of these players were taken by orgs but i put them there anyway. Misfits got Zuppeh before this team would be made, and Fragi, Shaz, Bigg00se and Linkzr were taken. So if this line up was real, how would Fusion, LAG, and Outlaws be effected?
I think since i heard xQc talk about main tanks in the league, he said Fusion wanted one from EU since their coach was from their, so maybe Mowzassa? If you have Mozassa you'd probably want Greyy, so maybe instead of Boombox they got Greyy, and Misfits/FL would get Boombox since Zuppeh was taken.
Next for Linkzr i think Outlaws would get Buds, and LAG (if they were looking for a duo that had synergy) maybe Roolf and Adam?
Last roster: Mix of NA talent
However the mostly likely would have been a mix.
Do you guys have any other topics? What do you feel about these topics? Do you have any answers to the questions?