Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup, the former AD Carry for the TSM League of Legends Team, has been traded to Misfits Gaming. Kobbe had been originally been benched from the bot lane after TSM announced the return of Yillian “Doublelift” Peng. Now moving on from his time in the LCS, Kobbe will make his own comeback, but instead of coming to his old team, it will be his old region, as Misfits Gaming is based in Europe and is a member of the LEC. In the past, Kobbe has played for the former teams of Splyce and Dignitas EU.
The Danish AD Carry initially made his debut in the the LCS scene when he joined TSM in the Fall of 2019. Despite the hopeful outlook that the organization had for Kobbe and the 2020 Spring Split, TSM only ranked 5th place with a season record of 9-9.
Alongside the poor performance was a clear lack of chemistry throughout the team. “Unfortunately, it became apparent as the season progressed that the synergy within the bot lane and between the bot lane and the rest of the team was not developing fast enough to keep up with the top duos in the league. Ultimately we decided to explore other options” TSM stated in a blog post. With this in mind, the organization went back to what they knew would work. Doublelift was brought back to revive the team chemistry that was clearly lacking.
NA to EU
Going forward, Kobbe will now have to face tougher teams with his return to the LEC. The LCS is undoubtedly the weaker region of the two. The LCS has only had one team (Cloud9) make it to playoffs at Worlds in the past four years. Of course, Team Liquid did defeat Invictus Gaming at MSI 2019, but then they were immediately swept by G2.
Misfits Gaming, on the other hand, isn’t the paragon of the LEC either. This team has had a rough few splits. During the 2019 splits, Misfits found themselves in 8th place for the Spring and 9th for the Summer. This was due to a rebuilding effort by the organization which caused growing pains and a lot of losses. More recently, however, the team earned themselves a 5th place spot in the 2020 Spring Split. If Kobbe can utilize his veteran AD Carry experience and give the squad an extra edge in the division, we may see Misfits Gaming rise in the ranks and give the reigning champion, G2, a run for their money.