Deficio made the official announcement through Origen’s Twitter account, a team he joined as General Manager in 2018 when he quit casting. In the video, Deficio said that he was very happy to be invited by Riot Games and that he would work as both a caster and analyst. The announcement received mostly positive reactions, but some questioned the decision, including Perkz.
“How fucking unfair is it that Froskurinn and Vedius get lower priority cast than Deficio who is not even a caster for a year?” Perkz wrote on Twitter. “Nothing against Deficio but this is disgusting for people who put the effort in the whole year for the biggest event.”
With the addition of Deficio, other personalities working the event such as Indiana “Froskurinn” Black and Andrew “Vedius” Day will enjoy less screen time at the largest event of the year. Meanwhile, personalities like Christy “Ender” Frierson and Aaron “Medic” Chamberlain won’t be joining the broadcast for playoffs at all.
“I am incredibly excited to work alongside Deficio again. No, I am not aligned with the philosophical decision, but I understand this makes the best experience for fans. I appreciate the consideration and support. Thank you,” Froskurinn stated on Twitter. Vedius shared Froskurinn’s tweet and added that he agreed with it.
This is not the only change made to the broadcast team at Worlds. James “Dash” Patterson is hosting the analyst desk and Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere will be in charge of the interviews.