The winner's of SMITE's Oceanic Regionals — formerly Adspace, and before that Pandamonium — have signed team sponsorship with the LG Dire Wolves. This is an interesting turn for the team. Last year at the Regional Championships, players Daniel "Rowe" Rowe and Jesse "Ochita" Cullen were playing for Avant Garde, and they defeated the Dire Wolves to earn a place at the Smite World Championships. This year, Nicholas "RichardCastle" Gallaugher and Alex "kikiomeo" Gallaugher — who were key elements of that Dire Wolves team — now play for the new LG Dire Wolves.
On top of that, RichardCastle has assumed the Captaincy, which means he is now taking the LG Dire Wolves to the Smite World Championships in January of next year. "I'm absolutely delighted to be working with LG Dire Wolves again," RichardCastle said of the change. "I have nothing but great memories of our previous partnership and can't wait to represent them and our region at the SMITE World Championships. I have so much respect for everything Nathan and the others have been able to accomplish. The tremendous amount of support we have received from them in order to participate in this boot camp and put on the best possible showing at SWC is incredible, we couldn't ask for anything more."
Rowe will remain in-game shot-caller, and Kurtis "Biggy" Davidson (another member of last year's Oceanic champions) will remain the team's Coach. Maxen "Maxen" Williams, who played on the Chiefs last year, rounds out the team's heavy-hitting roster.
With the announcement of team sponsorship, the new LG Dire Wolves will be heading over to Atlanta three weeks early to acclimatise and prepare ahead of the World Championships in January.