OpTic Gaming has acquired former Echo Fox and Team Liquid player jungler Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett, they announced yesterday.
— OpTicLoL (@OpTicLoL) December 5, 2018
Dardoch, who played the 2018 season with Echo Fox, was seemingly replaced when EF signed Lee “Rush” Yoon-jae on Nov. 30. It was not confirmed, however, where Dardoch would end up until now.
There is a fair bit of uncertainty around this move, though. OpTic signed William “Meteos” Hartman, who played for 100 Thieves and FlyQuest last season, to the roster on Nov. 27. It’s unclear if the two junglers will split time on the starting roster, or whether one will play in the Academy League.
Dardoch played for Echo Fox in 2018 amounting to third place finishes in the NA LCS spring playoffs, regional qualifier and a top-six finish in the summer playoffs, Now Dardoch will aim to make OpTic into a contender in the NA LCS in 2019