Treatz to Stay on SK Gaming for 2022 LEC Season
According to well-known leaker LEC Wooloo, Erik “Treatz” Wessén has decided to extend his contract with SK Gaming and compete again under its banner. This, in short, definitely comes as a surprise given his presumed worth and the fact that he was amongst the very supports in the LEC throughout the first half of 2021.
You’d expect a veteran of his ability and worth to move elsewhere, to sign for a top-tier team, to ascend the ranks, and yet for some odd reason, that isn’t going to happen. It’s not that SK Gaming is a bad team per se, but you don’t have to be a genius to realize that Treatz’s skills aren’t being harnessed fully and that, for lack of a better (more gentle) phrasing, he’s squandering his best years playing for a team that simply isn’t going places.
Then again, maybe he knows something we don’t. SK Gaming will field Daniel “Sertuss” Gamani in the mid lane, which could yield great results, and Jean “Jezu” Massol is also expected to return. As for top lane and jungle, your guess is as good as ours as nothing has been made official just yet (nor is there an unverified rumor to report on). Janik “Jenax” Bartels was a standout performer back in Spring and is more than worthy of the starting spot, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get another shot at showing off his talents in 2022.
A Strange Outlook
Gauging SK’s power level and overall potential has been quite challenging in both Spring and Summer. This likable bunch of players performed a lot better than expected. Still, they were unable to carry over that momentum into the second half of the year because of some rather unfortunate roster changes.
They’re feisty, capable, and can pack a punch, but with most other teams upgrading beyond belief, their odds of leaving a mark are diminishing by the minute. Now, the fact that SK Gaming will keep Treatz under its banner is undoubtedly a triumph worthy of celebrating, but one has to wonder whether it’ll be enough for them to stand a chance come 2022.
There’s no reason to be all doom and gloom about it as SK have proven time and time again that they can handle the pressure and deliver (to the best of their ability), but it’d still be wise of us to temper our expectations as they’ll face an uphill battle from the very get-go.