Team BDS Has Reportedly Come to an Agreement With Karmine Corp’s Cinkrof

by in League of Legends | Nov, 9th 2021

If you’ve been wanting to see any of the Karmine Corp boys on the LEC stage, you finally have a reason to celebrate: Jakub “Cinkrof” Rokicki is reportedly going to compete in the “big leagues” with Team BDS! Better yet, he won’t be the only one who’ll get a “promotion,” with Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé also supposedly coming to an agreement with the former “kings of Europe” G2 Esports.

Interestingly enough, both players had made their debuts years ago, but neither were ever really given a fair shot at proving their worth. That’ll change next year as they’re being brought on as full-time starters and should, by all means, be given ample time to grow and room to maneuver.

A Playoffs Contender (At Best)

Team BDS, by the looks of it, wants to field a young, well-rounded line-up, one that would evolve over time. Don’t expect too much, of course, as their players won’t be challenging for the LEC throne any time soon, but they’ll at least be able to rub shoulders with the many towering giants they’ll face on a weekly basis and should, as a result, be able to pick up a few neat tricks along the way.

When you’re scheduled to face guys like Rasmus “Caps” Winther, Luka “Perkz” Perković, and Barney “Alphari” Morris every few days you cannot help but grow even if it’s through osmosis.

How high Team BDS will be able to climb still remains to be seen, but if things pan out “as expected,” they should be able to assume the role of a mid-tier gatekeeper — something akin to SK Gaming or Schalke 04. And even though that’s just an early assumption, it is by no means an outlandish one.

To tango with the likes of Fnatic, G2 Esports, Team Vitality, MAD Lions, and Rogue, Team BDS will have to make a series of upgrades further down the line — and potentially bring in a bona fide superstar as well.

In any case, we can’t wait to see how well Cinkrof will perform on the biggest stage in Europe. He’s been fairly solid in the ERLs, although he is by no means entering the LEC with an inhumane amount of hype. He has potential, but to fully realize it he’ll have to roll up his sleeves and get to work.

A Potential Reunion

There’s another very interesting rumor circulating the web, and it says that Adam “Adam” Maanane (formerly of Karmine Corp) might be parting ways with Fnatic and joining Team BDS. Now, why this would happen is anyone’s guess, but we assume that Fnatic are looking to bring in a more seasoned top laner, someone who’d perhaps give them a better chance against their perennial LEC adversaries.

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Could Adam be leaving Fnatic for Team BDS?

Adam, to his credit, did very well in his first LEC split, but if Fnatic really want to go the “whole nine yards” and reclaim their throne, a more experienced top lane behemoth would almost surely give them a better shot.

Plus, one cannot forget that they’ve just lost their jungler and will probably part ways with Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer as well. Losing two such veterans (both of whom will probably leave for North America) means they’ll have to find their in-game leaders and shotcallers somewhere else. Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov obviously does a ton of heavy lifting in that regard but he can only do so much by himself.

In any case, Fnatic will look a lot different come 2022. As for Team BDS, they’d no doubt stand a much better chance of leaving a mark if they can get Adam aboard. Not only is he immensely talented, but his pre-existing synergy with Cinkrof could, potentially, give BDS an upper hand early on in the season.


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