Fnatic’s Upset Forced to Leave 2021 Worlds Due to Urgent Family Matter

by in League of Legends | Oct, 11th 2021

Elias “Upset” Lipp, one of the best marksmen in all of Europe, has been forced to leave 2021 Worlds due to an urgent family matter. What a depressing bit of news, one that seemingly came out of nowhere. By the time you’re reading these lines, Fnatic will have already played their first Group Stage match against Hanwha Life Esports with their Academy marksman Louis “Bean” Schmitz stepping in on short notice. It goes without saying, but there’s quite a large gap in terms of skill and overall potential between their stand-in (talented though he is) and a veteran ADC like Upset who has been competing at the highest of levels ever since he had stepped foot on the LEC stage back in 2018.

A Tough Situation, to Put It Mildly

With his sudden departure, Fnatic’s chances of leaving a mark and getting out of groups have immediately plummeted. Heck, we’re putting it mildly here. Upset was by no means the most important piece of the puzzle, but he wasn’t far off either. His synergy with Zdravets ”Hylissang” Iliev Galabov has given Fnatic an edge no matter whom they were up against; without such a mechanically gifted bottom lane duo, they’ll struggle a whole lot more than expected.

Disheartening, to say the least. 

The Esports Talk team hopes that the urgent family matter he’s currently facing isn’t too serious, and that he’ll be able to re-join his team in Reykjavik, Iceland sooner rather than later


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