2021 LEC Off-Season | Neon to Misfits Gaming, LIMIT to BDS, Sertuss to SK Gaming
The LEC is going to look a whole lot different come 2022, and we’ve already been given a glimpse of what’s to come! According to numerous sources, Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík will be starting for Misfits Gaming instead of Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup, Dino “LIMIT” Tot will be donning the Team BDS jersey, Lucjan “Shlatan” Ahmad will finally be making his LEC debut for Misfits, whereas his former mid laner Daniel “Sertuss” Gamani will be signing for SK Gaming.
There’s quite a lot of new blood coming into the LEC and we can’t wait to see how these rookies will perform on the biggest stage in Europe!
A New Look for Misfits
With Iván “Razork” Martín Díaz reportedly going to Fnatic, Misfits have decided to promote their Premier jungler Shlatan to the starting line-up and also bring in former Schalke 04 marksman Neon. Now, Shlatan has been long overdue for a shot at playing on the LEC stage, but signing Neon is somewhat confusing for two very simple reasons: his stint with S04 wasn’t all that impressive and, well, Kobbe is obviously better in every way, shape, and form.
Does the Misfits coaching staff see something we don’t? Has Kobbe decided to sign for another team and has left Misfits with no other option? We can only theorize at this point, so it’s best to just reserve judgement until an official statement is made.
In any case, the boys in black and red should still be mighty dangerous, especially if Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié and Shin “HiRit” Tae-min come out the gates swinging.
Team BDS — Easy Does It
For their first-ever split in the LEC, BDS wants to take things slow which, in all fairness, is the best course of action. With a seasoned head coach leading the charge and a promising young mid laner, they’ve now reportedly signed former Schalke support LIMIT. Now, this talented Croatian wasn’t always on the mark, but as time went on, it became obvious that he had quite a fair bit of potential.
Hopefully he’ll be able to shine bright once more under BDS’s banner.
SK Gaming — A Year for Rebuilding
Sertuss deserves a ton of respect for his play over in the LFL and is, in fact, more than worthy of playing on the LEC stage. The things he’s done with Misfits Premier are worthy of the highest praise and commendation, and now he’ll get a shot at proving his worth on the biggest of stages. Whether he’ll be set up for success on SK Gaming, however, is heavily up for debate. Playing for such an org basically means you’ve signed on to be a gatekeeper. While this might be an overly harsh way of phrasing things, it is by no means incorrect. Then again, most other top-tier LEC orgs already have their mid laners (most of which happen to be absolute behemoths), so it’s not like Sertuss had any other option.
In any case, we can’t wait to see whether any of these individuals have what it takes to upset the status quo!