With their losses during the Spring Split, Fnatic and G2 looked to be in the worst spot in both organizations’ history. Since then, many rumours have come up about changes to their LEC roster. While roster moves aren’t rare in the LEC, most of them happen during the off-season. However, it looked like the two former Kings of Europe are hungry for the throne again. And after a week since MSI ended, it looks like the rumours are finally coming true.
FNATIC Signs Adam from Karmine Corp
One rumour that made fans go through a rollercoaster of emotions had to do with their top lane player. Bwipo was one of two players left on the roster that made the 2018 Worlds Finals. He has shown that he can be both a carry player and a stable utility top laner.
Even when he’s picking champions that seem off-meta, FNATIC fans still love the player. After all, he became one of the biggest memes during Worlds 2020 : Wide Bwipo.
However, it seemed that his days of terrorizing the top lane were to come to an end. Rumours circulated that Adam from Karmine Corp would be replacing the FNATIC top laner. This was pushed even more after Bwipo changed his Twitter bio to “Used to be @FNATIC Top Laner.”
Well, it looks like the rumour finally came through. FNATIC announced through Twitter that the organization had indeed signed Adam to be their top laner for the coming split. Fans have something to look forward to, as Adam won the most European Masters tournament.
Putting Adam aside from now, this brings up another question: Where will Bwipo go now? Well, another rumour is circulating that Bwipo will be moving to the jungle. As for Selfmade, it looks like he may be reuniting with his former teammate Crownshot, and jump to Vitality. Whether or not these rumours are true, we’ll just have to wait and see.
G2 signs former LNG coach Nelson
FNATIC isn’t the only team looking to make big changes to their LEC roster. However, G2 isn’t changing out one of their players. Or, well, no rumour about such a thing has surfaced yet.
While roster moves are certainly surprising in the middle of the season, the staff itself sometimes isn’t. A month ago or so, 100 Thieves signed Reapered to be their new head coach and released Zikz. However, what is surprising is when a coach from another region joins the ranks. What might have flown under the radar for some may have already been known to others. However, if you watch Jankos’ streams, you’ve probably already heard about it.
That being said, this isn’t the first time someone’s travelled halfway across the world to coach a new team. We all remember Yamatocannon going over to Korea to coach SANDBOX Gaming. However, this could be a very big win for the former LEC dynasty. After all, Nelson comes from the LPL: a region is known for dominating its opponents.
With both of these changes confirmed, one question stands : will it be enough? MAD Lions had a pretty convincing performance during their MSI run. Hell, the team almost knocked out Damwon KIA in the semi-finals. Not only that, but Rogue are still a team to be feared. They are the team that knocked out G2 to make it to the finals after all.
All we can do is wait for the summer split to arrive to find out.
Team Vitality signs SLT, Selfmade and LIDER
New members of Team Vitality’s LEC team include Enzo “SLT” Gonzalez who joins from BIG, Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek who is welcomed from Fnatic and Adam “LIDER” Ilyasov from mousesports. The new additions mark Team Vitality’s commitment to the competitive excellence and aiming to secure a playoffs spot. The full Vitality roster is as follows: