Evil Geniuses Signing Jungler Inspired All But Official

by in League of Legends | Nov, 10th 2021

Kacper “Inspired” Słoma, one of Europe’s finest junglers (who also happens to be an MVP recipient), has reportedly come to terms with Evil Geniuses and will compete under their banner next year. This will surely come as a blow to many Rogue fans and those who are partial to the LEC, but it’s hard to blame Inspired for wanting to test free agency and accepting an offer that was probably too good to refuse.

This was first reported by Dot’s Jacob Wolf, and while nothing is yet “set in stone,” all signs are pointing towards it being a done deal.

A Good Career Choice

If everything goes according to plan, his signing will be made official on November 15 when the free agency window opens up. Inspired has only played for Rogue thus far, so moving across the Atlantic would very much present a new chapter in this talented Pole’s career.

And, in all fairness, it was probably inevitable given Rogue’s current trajectory and inability to truly leave a mark on the LEC stage. They’ve been amazing for two years straight but ultimate success has always eluded them — and it wasn’t for a lack of trying. There was always at least one team that was better than them, and it’s easy to understand why Inspired would want to “forget the past” and start anew, hopefully with a better shot at making history.

Fortunately for Inspired, Evil Geniuses are undoubtedly a top-tier organization with big aspirations — and a big wallet to match. We still don’t know who’ll compete alongside him, but rumor has it that Jeong “Impact” Eon-yeong, Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki, and Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun will all re-sign for 2022.

As for EG’s mid laner, esports reporter Travis Gafford surmised that Evil Geniuses will go for either Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen or promote their Academy mid laner (and standout performer) Joseph “jojopyun” Pyun. The former would undoubtedly give EG a much better shot at leaving a mark early on, but after seeing just how great Danny turned out to be, we’re definitely willing to give EG’s coaching staff the benefit of the doubt.

In any case, Inspired seems to have made the right choice, and it’s probably a fairly lucrative one as well. Whether he’ll make waves in the LCS still remains to be seen, but if he keeps playing as well as he did in Europe, he will no doubt climb the ranks in record time!


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