Team Vitality 2021 LEC Summer Split Line-up Confirmed
We already knew which players Team Vitality intended to field in the upcoming 2021 LEC Summer Split, but getting official confirmation always feels nice — it’s the moment we can truly start theorycrafting! So, as always, let’s check out the full starting line-up:
- Top Lane: Enzo “SLT” Gonzalez (formerly of BIG)
- Jungle: Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek (of Fnatic fame)
- Mid: Adam “LIDER” Ilyasov (formerly of Mousesports)
- ADC: Juš “Crownshot” Marušič
- Support: Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis
Team Vitality | 2021 LEC Summer Split Line-up
In true Vitality fashion, they’ve assembled a line-up that is experienced, confident, brash, and the very definition of “aggressive.” There’s an abundance of mechanical prowess here and more than enough bravado — it’s basically an homage to the Vitality of yore, back when they were still being led by Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi.
Are we excited for what’s to come? Absolutely. Will this line-up go places? Probably not. Still, even if they implode — which is always a possibility with a line-up that is so inherently L9 — they’ll go down in a blaze of glory, much like the Team Vitality of 2018. These aren’t your reserved, calculated players either; Selfmade and LIDER will no doubt engage and skirmish whenever they feel like it (and no matter how ill-advised it might be). They’re confident almost to a fault, which will probably be a problem against stacked (and layered) line-ups like G2 Esports, MAD Lions, Rogue, and even Fnatic. This Vitality roster will probably try to solve all of their problems through brute force which, in all fairness, could work against the majority of their peers.
Against the crème de la crème, however, that will not suffice. The very best teams in the LEC know how to weather the storm and will no doubt punish Vitality for each and every single mistake they make. That’s pretty much the only question lingering in the air right now: will this line-up be capable enough to compete at the highest of levels, or are they more of a blunt instrument rather than a layered, versatile challenger? It’s still too early to predict anything with absolute confidence, but at least we won’t have to wait long to find out