LEC 2021 Spring Split Overview
The European League of Legends Elite League LEC starts in the Spring Split. These are the teams, top transfers and other advance credit for the new season.
The start of the new season in the LEC is imminent. In the evening, G2 Esports and the MAD Lions will open the Spring Split 2021. Special attention is paid to the press and fans on Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, who could significantly overwhelm the balance of power in the league by switching to G2. Here is a summary of all the roster, whose history and where the journey could go.
Schalke 04 Esports
With the Miracle Run, the S04, plagued by two heavy splits, not only made it into the playoffs on the last matchday, but also entered the league’s history books. However, the miracle roster is no longer quite what it was before the worlds. Andrei “Odoamne” Pascu said goodbye to Rogue and support Han “Dreams” Min-kook has moved to North America. Scandal botan Konstantino’s “FORG1VEN” Tzortziou is also no longer in royal blue.
For the new season, the squire have therefore had to reinforce selectively. On the toplane, Sergen “Broken Blade” Celik moved from TSM to Schalke. The German Turk won the Summer Split in the LCS and has high expectations of himself. At the support position, Dino “LIMIT” Tot adds to the team. Along with the face of the Miracle run Erberk “Gilius” Demir, Midlaner Felix “Abbedagge” Braun and Botan Matus “Neon” Jakubcik, S04 has a roster available that can set itself the top four as a goal.
After another split, the French can at least rely on constancy after another split. Only top planner Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet left the team and was replaced by Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen from AGO Rogue.
With only seven wins and a full eleven defeats, the bees took the penultimate place last summer. Whether the roster can come over closeness will be revealed.
Even worse than Vitality, only Origen was there in the last split. Under the new old name of Astralis, the organisation wants to cause a sensation again in the LEC. From the old roster only Erlend “nukeduck” Vatevik Holm is left. For the restart, Astralis has put together an illustrious team, which mainly steals from the Prime League.
The botlanes form Jesper “Jeskla” Klarin Strömberg and G2 substitutes legend Hampus “promisq” Mikael Abrahamsson. The Mousesports high-flyer team won almost everything last year – only the EU Masters did not. The top planner will be Matti “WhiteKnight” Sormunes by BIG, and in the jungle Nikolay “Zanzarah” Akatov will find himself. The Russian came from AGO Rogue.
Overall, the Astralis roster makes a round and thoughtful impression, but the synergy may still have to find the synergy. With a good start, the top half of the table is not unlikely.
Will the misfits finally show the fans to the real bunnies? Legend Fabian “FEBIVEN” Diepstraten has migrated to Fnatic Academy, Mad’s “Doss” Schwartz and Danny “Dan Dan” Le Comte are also gone. New are top planner Shin “HiRit” Tae-min, Vincent “Vetheo” Berrie in the middle and Oskar “Vander” Bogdan. The latter was part of the rogue team that made it to the worlds.
How strong the misfits really are is difficult to assess. Similar to Astralis, the start and synergy between players will be important.
With a slightly modernized logo and new faces, Excel finally wants to meet the advance laurels that have been predicted for ages. Ex-junler Caedrel is now part of the LEC caster team, and Midlaner Joran “Special” Scheffer is no longer there.
The botlane around ADC Patrik “Patrik” Jiru and support goals “Gates” Hoel Eilertsen has remained together, top planner Felix “Kryze” Hellström, who only came to the last summer split, is also still there. New are Daniel “Dan” Hockley in Jungle and Pawel “Czekolad” Szczepanik in the middle. Dan was previously part of Fnatic’s Academy team and has been a substitute for the Mainteam. Czekolad is another AGO Rogue player who dares to jump on the big stage.
As every year, Excel roster reads rock-solid, but remains a surprise bag.
Where is the journey going? SK has replaced almost the entire team and is thus becoming a changing uncertainty for the league. Ju’s “Crownshot” Marusic, who is actually one of the best ADCs on the continent, no longer found a slot after leaving and is now a content creator for Gen.G.
Boys looking real good before the #LEC kick-off tomorrow… and so could you 😎
— SK Gaming (@SKGaming) January 21, 2021
As mentioned before, LIMIT now plays with Schalke, Dirk “zaZee” Mallner has been pushed to SK Gaming Prime in the Prime League. Kim “Trick” Gang-yun hung up the keyboard. Thus, only Janik “Jenax” Bartels is left. The new jungler is Kristian “TynX” Østergaard Hansen, who came from the French league of LDLC.
In the middle, Ersin “Blue” takes over the gods. Most recently, he was part of the Fenerbahce roster, which only finished 7th in the TCL 2020 Summer Split. The team will be rounded off by botlane consisting of Jean “Jezu” Massol, who switched from Misfit’s Premier to SK, and former TSM substitute Erik “Treatz” Wessen in the support position.
The roster looks promising, but also like a blank sheet. SK gamers up, but could be rewarded for it.
The young savages are getting older from year to year, but still want to annoy the big ones. Painful are the exits of Zhiqiang “Shad0w” Zhao and Andrei “Orome” Popa, which played a large part in last year’s successes.
Nevertheless, the MAD Lions managed a royal transfer. Irfan Berk “Poverty” Tükek comes from World participant SuperMassive Esports from Turkey and we introduce the toplane in the LEC to the Turkish style of play. Javier “Elyoya” Prades takes over the jungle. The Spaniard comes from the Movistar Riders from the SuperLiga Orange and has completed the last split with the title.
Together with veteran Marek “Humanoid” Brazda and the fun botlane Matya’s “Carzyy” Orsag and Norman “Kaiser” Emperor, MAD could once again be the scare of the great ones. The first task, however, is the “new” G2 esports.
In the regular split at the top, in the playoffs only third. Rogue has also established itself as one of the top teams of LEC through the World’s participation and would probably be happy to confirm these achievements. However, two top-class players need to be replaced. Finn “Finn” Wiestal now plays on CLG in NA and Vander is known to have been in the Misfits.
With Odoamne, however, Schalke’s haven of peace came, which was supposed to be able to fill Finn’s gap. Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus is the last AGO Rogue player left from the sale roster. His promotion to the Mainteam means pressure, but also a great opportunity.
Whether the ninjas can play back up there remains to be seen. However, Kacper “Inspired” Loma, Emil “Larssen” Larsson and Steven “Hans sama” Liv form a very stable framework.
The flagship of the European League scene. With adidas, G2 Esports recently fished to one of the most lucrative partners in the world. The team’s move from Luka “Perkz” Perkovic to Cloud9 gave the team another chance to make the roster even better. With Perkz, too, G2 has been the benchmark of all things for years and was once again in the semifinals at the last World.
The only real option for a possible upgrade is and was Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. Even multiple title winner in Europe, World’s Finalist 2018 and a true Fnatic legend. “I went to G2 because I want to win again,” he says in the LEC’s official Spring Split announcement video. Together with Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen on the Toplane, Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski in the Jungle, “Babyfaker” Rasmus “Caps” Borregaard Winther in the middle and Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle in the support position form a roster that would have to dominate the entire split on paper.
Whether the team will meet the high expectations of the fans and of itself is still in the stars. What is clear is that Rekkles wants to win the worlds. He can start in Spring Split.
The beginning of a new era. Rekkles is no longer with Fnatic and will henceforth be even the most annoying rival of the former record champion. While Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau and Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov have already made a real rollercoaster ride with the team and were in the World’s final 2018, Jungler Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek is still relatively new. After the departure of Broxah, he was considered the ultimate addition to the team and met at least some of the expectations.
Midlaner Tim “Nemesis” Lipovsek, was often criticized and could never really fill the gap left by caps. His path led to content creation at Gen.G, the new player is Yasin “Nisqy” Dincer. This came from Cloud9 from the NA LCS and will have to be playful in Europe.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) January 22, 2021