Evil Geniuses have signed former Golden Guardians mid laner Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer to a one-week contract and will use Academy top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon for their starting lineup in Week 6 of the League of Legends Championship Series, league sources told ESPN.
The Goldenglue signing was revealed in the Riot Games global contract database, a public list that shows all active contracts with players and coaches for each League of Legends team around the world. Goldenglue and Huni will start for Evil Geniuses against Team Liquid and Cloud9 on Friday and Saturday. Evil Geniuses declined to comment.
By substituting Italian mid laner Daniele "Jiizuke" di Mauro with Goldenglue, who is American, the team will have a free slot in the lineup for an international player, which will be occupied by Huni in the top lane. Huni will slot in for Colin "Kumo" Zhao, who has competed as the starting top laner since Evil Geniuses returned to the LCS stage in January.
With the signing, Goldenglue will return to the LCS after being benched by Golden Guardians in favor of Tanner "Damonte" Damonte, whom Golden Guardians acquired midseason from Dignitas.
Huni will start for Evil Geniuses for the first time since they acquired him in May. A world-class top laner in previous seasons and a highly marketable face, Huni signed a two-year, $2.3 million contract with Dignitas in November to be the face of the franchise. After a lackluster spring, he and Dignitas agreed to part ways, with him moving to Evil Geniuses in May.
Huni will become a North American resident -- per Riot's interregional movement policy -- at the end of this season, allowing for Evil Geniuses to sign a third import player for their starting lineup. In the short-term, Goldenglue will be given the ability to play on stage this weekend, with the possibility of a longer extension that would last through the remainder of the season.
Prior to the summer, Evil Geniuses tried lineups in scrimmages that saw them swap Huni and Academy AD carry Matthew "Deftly" Chen in place of Kumo and starting AD carry Bae "Bang" Jun-sik. Like Jiizuke, the team's Academy mid laner, Ahmad "Giyuu" Charif, also occupies an international player slot, allowing for minimal flexibility for inserting Huni into the team. Signing Goldenglue opens that opportunity by making a change in the mid lane.
Evil Geniuses are among three teams tied for fourth place in the LCS, alongside Counter Logic Gaming and FlyQuest.
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