Alphari, Perkz, and Carzzy Reportedly Going to Team Vitality
It’s actually happening: Team Vitality is reportedly going to sign Barney “Alphari” Morris, Luka “Perkz” Perković and — as if those two weren’t enough — Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság. This astounding bit of news still hasn’t been confirmed (we’ll have to wait a couple of weeks before anything can be made official), but seeing how it comes from Esportsmaniacos, we’re inclined to believe it fully.
If things “pan out as expected,” Vitality will field a bona fide superteam next year. And, well, it’ll stand a very good chance of ascending the LEC throne — at least once. Oskar “Selfmade” Bodererk and Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis are expected to round out the roster.
We knew that Vitality wanted to assemble a team unlike any other for years but, for one reason or another, things never panned out. Now, though, it’s impossible not to consider them as the heavy favorites coming into 2022.
We’re talking about an obscenely talented roster, one that could no doubt compete on even footing with the G2 Esports of 2019, and that’s really saying something. Vitality has got undoubtedly the best Western top laner at the moment in Alphari, a mid lane behemoth in Perkz, an insanely talented, hyper-aggressive playmaker in the jungle in Selfmade, a low-econ marksman who can play weakside like it’s nobody’s business in Carzzy, and a mechanically gifted support who likes to roam and whose best days are yet to come in Labrov all supposedly coming their way for 2022.
A line-up stacked from top to bottom.
Adjustments Across the Board
Still, superteams rarely pan out (if ever). These individuals have mechanical prowess and experience for days but unless they can find a common language and get on the same page it’ll all be in vain. On paper, this is basically a dream line-up, one that could not only win the LEC but also leave a mark internationally as well. In actuality, though, they could definitely struggle unless they can find a way to keep each other in check (and the same goes for their egos, too).
Four of these individuals have already etched their names in history, and they all have a fairly rigid idea on how the game should be played. Will their views align? That still remains to be seen, but there’s definitely a reason for optimism.
In any case, we’ll find out soon enough!