Kobbe Joins Misfits Gaming
The biggest trade of the 2020 off-season took everyone by surprise, but it also meant that one of the most respected and experienced European AD carries was left teamless. Fortunately, the entire conundrum has finally been resolved: Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup will officially start for Misfits Gaming in the upcoming 2020 LEC Summer Split!
Seeing how he found himself in quite a pickle, the fact that he was able to sign for a playoff team is fantastic, all things considered. Time was of the essence and with the Summer Split quickly approaching, things looked dire for the seasoned veteran and former Splyce alumni.
The way Team SoloMid handled the whole situation was horrendous. Still, they’re no strangers to making shoddy decisions while their backs are against the wall. They are no longer as relevant in competitive League as in year’s past and they’ve become quite desperate. That said, they did “disregard any financial considerations or conventional transfer buyouts” to make sure Kobbe found a team to call home in record time.
We’re happy to see both parties come out of this challenging situation in an amicable way. Frankly speaking, Team SoloMid and Kobbe simply weren’t a good enough pairing. While it’s unfair to judge his play after just a single split, TSM wanted their bottom lane to perform at a much higher level right out the gates. Kobbe was a slow starter (as was the case throughout his career), and TSM needed a more threatening bottom half of the map. Things just didn’t pan out despite their best efforts.
If anything, Kobbe moved across the Atlantic and tried his luck in a completely different environment. That’s an invaluable experience and it’ll surely benefit him greatly both personally and professionally. He can add yet another high profile organization to his resume and with TSM getting the grunt of the blame, it’s fair to say that his stock didn’t take much of a hit. He’s returning to the LEC with as much hype as he had in the past.
Misfits Gaming and Kobbe seem like a match made in heaven. He’s a consistent performer and is mostly seen as late-game insurance. That, however, won’t be a problem as he’ll have Iván “Razork” Martín (2020 LEC Spring Rookie of the Split) and Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten by his side, two standout performers who have shown an incredible amount of synergy mere weeks into the split. With Kobbe in the bottom lane (paired with veteran support Oskar “Vander” Bogdan), Misfits Gaming might improve on their already solid Top 6 finish from last split.
In the end, this whole debacle resolved in the best possible way. Doublelift and TSM have reunited (which is bound to greatly benefit both parties), and Kobbe has managed to sign with a respected organization back in Europe and will, therefore, continue competing for the remainder of 2020.