One of the highlights of the League of Legends off-season is watching rostermania. Teams reshuffle the deck and get ready for the next season. It can be overwhelming to cover, which is why Jacob Wolf has become one of the most respected names in the industry. This week, ESPN announced the closure of its esports division. With that, Jacob Wolf has been let go and his free agency special seemingly along with it. But fear not! Evil Geniuses have come to the rescue!

The Show Kicks Off Monday

Premiering Monday, November 16, a pre-show with Wolf will air at 3 p.m. PT leading into the main broadcast at 4 p.m. PT live and exclusively on Evil Geniuses’ Twitch channel. Jacob Wolf’s [Evil] Free Agency Show presented by AT&T will cover all of the news as it breaks during League of Legends’ competitive offseason, with guests such as coaches vying for the next emergent star to complete their roster. Infamous within the League of Legends scene for hunting down and reporting news of the next big roster swap, Jacob Wolf and the team will be building upon years of investigative reporting experience — with a no holds barred approach and full journalistic autonomy to bring fans all the news as it happens.   

Why It’s Important

We’re already seeing some major moves in the League of Legends space. Rumors are swirling that C9 has negotiated the acquisition of Perkz from G2 Esports. Meanwhile, Team Liquid has released their coach Cain. We can be sure to get all the details on Monday. As a League of Legends geek and a fan of Jacob’s work, I’m pretty excited to see this show survive the great ESPN purge.

I also have a feeling this may be a precursor to Jacob working more directly with Riot. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Jacob at an analyst’s desk or working for Riot in some capacity by the time the 2021 season rolls around. There are a lot of questions still up in the air about what the 2021 season will look like. But maybe we can start getting some answers to come Monday!

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