Misfits Gaming has revealed their League of Legends roster for the 2021 LEC season, the team officially announced in a video presentation.
As said by Martin “Deficio” Lynge, the Director of Misfits Gaming Europe in a five-minute announcement video, Misfits revealed the players who will partake in their starting roster after months of silence during the offseason. Of the roster, three players return from last year.
Tobiasz “Agresivoo” Ciba and Shin “HiRit” Tae-min will compete amongst one another for the starting top laner position. Agresivoo was previously a member of Misfits Premier, Misfits’ academy team, whereas HiRit played for 1907 Fenerbahçe Esports of Turkey during last spring where he won the TCL Winter split before leaving in the summer.
RELATED: LEC 2021 Definitive Roster Changes
Iván “Razork” Díaz will keep his spot as Misfits’ starting jungler, in which the same fate can be said for AD Carry Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup and support Petr “denyk” Haramach. However, for the support position, denyk will be accompanied by veteran Oskar “Vander” Bogdan, who recently led Rogue to its ever first Worlds appearance after finishing at the top of the LEC summer split regular season standings. Both will jockey for the starting spot in the same way of those in the top lane. In the mid lane, Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié is given the nod as the starter after playing in the semi-professional level for a little more than a year with Team LDLC.
Though Misfits began 2020 on a strong note with a sixth place finish in the spring playoffs, they regressed to eighth in the summer, going 7-11 in the regular and missing playoffs entirely. To formally begin their rebuilding process, Misfits brought Deficio in to jumpstart their resurgence back to prominence in early October.
After securing promotion from the EUCS in summer 2016, Misfits reached their highest placement in both domestic and international League play in 2017. They came second in the summer playoffs before bowing out in the quarterfinals at Worlds after suffering defeat to defending champion SK Telecom T1 in a memorable five-game series.