lirrebossI haven't bothered to appear public that much, but considering that people still highlight numlocked. I wanted to say this.
The dignitas guys had been mumbling about kicking numlocked since August, frankily speaking. I've known that this move would be facts ever since they crashed at Gamescom and did the same at E-league.
NRG now made a mistake by picking up a player calling from a Reinhardt, which is the main reason why they sacked numlocked from roster. They were lacking calls, there was no communication established as he's the tank.
I can only seek out to tell dummy that this move will pay its price. I can only approve the acquisition of clockwork, a great player with great mindset!
You'll have to explain more because at the moment the reasoning makes no sense. Why would they cut their caller from tank because he wasn't calling well enough from tank? That leaves them with no caller, and even less communication as whoever they bring in will be calling less. Even if you want to cut someone so that you get a calling Lucio, there has to be a reason beyond communication why you'd remove the tank over the Lucio or indeed any other role.
You pretty much explained it well in the end of your text:
"Even if you want to cut someone so that you get a calling Lucio, there has to be a reason beyond communication why you'd remove the tank over the Lucio or indeed any other "
This is the exact reason as to why he was left behind, they needed a primary caller. Calling from Reinhardt is a difficult perspective, and its very dualoriented as the Reinhardt is often occupied. In other professional teams, e.g. REUNITED/others, the shotcaller is often the support player in the team playing Lucio as main support!
They needed somebody that is able to take decisions, and as the Reinhardt often is occupied, the communication becomes less fluid. Including some performance problems, losing groupstage matches and leaving the event early is also one of the primary reason they needed a change, with replacing artier and numlocked.
Sorry if it seemed "personal" that I made this post because it had to do with numlocked, because I can assure that it wasn't.
You've completely missed the point of my post. Let's take it slowly.
Your premise is that they are lacking calls, as their only caller is on tank where he is unable to call well.
They decide they need a calling Lucio, so they need to cut someone to pick one up.
Rather than just cut art1er and move roles around, or indeed cut anyone else on the roster (leading to an overall increase in comms) they chose to cut their former caller. They could have kept a caller on tank AND lucio if the comms were the only problem.
Why remove the tank, who was calling, rather than any other quiet player to make room? If comms were the only reason to make the move, as you say, then this premise makes no sense and would be detrimental. There were clearly reasons outside of "not enough calling from seb" to make the switch.
Even ignoring this entire problem, your argument so far is that his calling was hampered by his position on tank - so why would it be a bad move to pick him up as a caller on Lucio?
lirreboss...And time will tell whether picking a calling Reinhardt is good or bad.
He's not gonna be calling from Reinhardt! If you think his calls were bad that's another thing entirely, but so far you've said nothing worthwhile about the actual acquisition because your entire premise is based on him playing tank and lacking quantity rather than quality of calls.
Here's the case Sideshow, they had numlocked on the leader position as the stratcaller/ingame-leader. He was a Reinhardt main, his strats was called from a Reinhardt perspective. Making key decisions from a Reinhardt perspective is difficult already.
Art1er was cut eventually after his limited heropool, which made it problematic for the rest. They realized that numlocked and artier had problems with their respective role.
"There were clearly reasons outside of "not enough calling from seb" to make the switch."
Here's the thing, Seb was calling, but from a limited perspective than a shotcalling Lucio. He wasn't a Lucio main in Dignitas. Get it?
And this is not my argument, this is the argument of the Dignitas team in their statement. They lacked synergy in the decisive moment because of his perspective. It derailed already when Admirable said things like I had something to do with numlocked being kicked out of the squad. Which I do not have at all. I assume that Admirable just said things to heat up the moment, probably because he assumed or thought that I was personal in my post about the reason behind numlocked not in dignitas.
"Why remove the tank, who was calling, rather than any other quiet player to make room?"
See here's the thing, numlocked is supposed to talk most and direct the most. But he wasn't directing in a way that appealed to the team. You get it now? It's hard enough to call from a Reinhardt perspective, imagine if you call to players with obvious language barriers and more? The team wasn't communicating at key moments they needed to communicate the most. I mean you can ask numlocked yourself and see what the answer is.