UPDATE 3: The owner of Splyce has responded to Jacob’s tweets, saying that he heard no such thing.
I was in the room and heard no such thing
— Old Man Marty (@Lazerchickenzzz) March 29, 2018
Additionally, Marc Schnell from Riot Games also responded to the situation:
I’m confused – we mentioned Origen and other brands in the context of brand churn, considering that a downside of the existing LCS model, not in the context of bad partnerships?
— Marc Schnell (@riotsnowbird) March 30, 2018
UPDATE 2: Jacob Wolf has disclosed that, according to league sources, Riot Games used Origen as an example of “bad partnership” in an owners conference.
When discussing “bad partnerships” of the past today at EU LCS owners’ meetings in Berlin, Riot Games used Origen as an example, according to league sources.
If that’s the case, I’d be surprised if Origen is atop of Riot’s list of parties they want franchised in their league.
— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) March 29, 2018
UPDATE: Former Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has retweeted Origen’s two recent tweets, which could hint at an investment from the retired football player into the organisation.
The Spanish esports organisation Origen has posted two tweets that hint a comeback of the organisation.
Earlier today, they retweeted a tweet from 2014, saying that fans are supposed to “stay tuned” for upcoming news:
Stay tuned, news soon 😉
— Origen (@Origengg) December 7, 2014
Additionally, they also put out a new tweet with the Hashtag “OGresurrection”:
We want to give back everything you did for us.
The show begins.
— Origen (@Origengg) March 29, 2018
Given that these statements come one day after Riot officially announced their plans for the future of the EU LCS, which includes a permanent partnership, the connection seems clear.
Origen have previously participated in the EU LCS in 2015, 2016, and Spring of 2017, when they got relegated from the EU LCS. They became famous for making the 2015 Worlds Semifinals, with their roster consisting of sOAZ, Amazing, Xpeke, Zven, and Mithy.
Their relegation in Spring 2017 was followed by a relegation from the European Challenger Series in Summer 2017. The team was previously listed as “Disbanded” on Leaguepedia.