Golden Guardians sign mid laner Damonte

Jun 5, 2020Emily RandESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintTanner "Damonte" Damonte will take over the starting mid lane position for Golden Guardians in the 2020 League of Legends Championship Series summer split. He will start over previous Golden Guardians mid laner Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer. This spring, Damonte started for a Dignitas Academy team that finished second in the spring split with a 12-6 record but lost 1-3 to Evil Geniuses Academy in the playoffs. Although Damonte had started in the LCS in past years for Echo Fox, he really made a name for himself in 2019 while on Clutch Gaming, before Clutch became Team Dignitas in 2020. He attended last year's League of Legends World Championship with Clutch and was cited as instrumental in their qualifying run to worlds. Damonte and Clutch support Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme were lauded as examples of up-and-coming North American domestic talent.

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