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G2 Esports Make It Official: Dylan Falco to Assume Head Coaching Duties
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G2 Esports Make It Official: Dylan Falco to Assume Head Coaching Duties

Dylan Falco, a seasoned head coach with a truly stacked resume (and also an individual who needs no introduction), will be taking over the reins at G2 Esports for the 2022 competitive season. This was in the works for quite a while, but it’s always nice to get official confirmation — you can never be too certain nowadays with so many leakers and wild rumors running rampant!He will be joined by head analyst Rodrigo Domingues Oliveira with whom he had worked with during his stint with Schalke 04. All in all, this is great news for G2 fans across the globe as Dylan Falco is as experienced and battle-tested as they come. He had led Fnatic to multiple title wins back in 2018 — a spectacular run that was made all the more historic with a World Championship finals appearance!Dylan also deserves a...
LEC POWER RANKINGS 2022 – WHO SIGNED BEST TEAM IN THE OFF-SEASON?
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LEC POWER RANKINGS 2022 – WHO SIGNED BEST TEAM IN THE OFF-SEASON?

The LEC Power Rankings 2022 are here! The League of Legends off-season is coming to an end for the LEC, as the 2022 Spring Split will kick off on Jan. 14. After 2 months of inaction, it’s time to see what the teams have done during the break and which teams are looking the strongest coming into 2022. This list should help you make your pre-season LoL betting predictions, before the action kicks off and we have a clearer picture of which teams gel-ed well. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it! 10. ASTRALIS Astralis reached their first-ever playoffs in the 2021 LEC Summer Split, giving them good momentum for the upcoming 2022 season. Contrary to most people’s expectations, the organization decided to make substantial changes to its roster. Both mid laner Magi...
MAD Lions 2022 LEC Line-Up Has Been Finalized
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MAD Lions 2022 LEC Line-Up Has Been Finalized

The defending LEC champions MAD Lions will look a fair bit different come 2022. After parting ways with Marek “Humanoid” Brázda and Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság, MAD had two options: sign a couple of seasoned veterans or, conversely, go over the ERLs and find two players who were worthy of the starting spot and could further grow and develop over time.The fact that they’ve opted for the latter should really come as no surprise. After all, that’s their M.O. and it has yielded spectacular results in the past — to put it mildly! So, going forward, Steven “RKR” Chen and William “UNF0RGIVEN” Nieminen will be competing under the MAD Lions banner. They’ll have some pretty big shoes to fill but, with enough time and the right guidance, there’s no doubt in our mind that they’ll be able to step out of the ...
Fnatic Have Reportedly Bought Out Wunder from G2
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Fnatic Have Reportedly Bought Out Wunder from G2

Fnatic have reportedly bought out Martin “Wunder” Nordahl Hansen from G2 Esports and have, therefore, finalized their 2022 line-up! This immensely talented Dane needs no introduction, although it’s fair to say that a good chunk of the community doesn’t hold him in as high regard as was the case a few years back.Simply put: Wunder didn’t play all that well throughout 2021, but the same can be said for the rest of his teammates as well. His Twitter game was a lot more engaging than the things he did on the Summoner’s Rift which, obviously, wasn’t a good look.He’ll replace Adam “Adam” Maanane who’ll be joining Team BDS for the 2022 competitive season. To call this an unexpected series of developments wouldn’t even begin to cut it! Still, we’ve become accustomed to high profile signings and mi...
Finn Has Reportedly Agreed to Play for Excel Esports
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Finn Has Reportedly Agreed to Play for Excel Esports

Finn “Finn” Wiestål, former Rogue and Counter Logic Gaming top laner, has reportedly agreed with Excel Esports, as per the Upcomer. While this isn’t the most exciting news imaginable, it is nonetheless a good move on Finn’s part.His decision to relocate to North America and compete in the LCS made a lot of sense. He needed a change of scenery, although, in all fairness, competing for Counter Logic Gaming isn’t exactly the best of career choices. In Finn’s defense, he was going to compete alongside many seasoned veterans, including Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen, Eugene “Pobelter” Park, Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, and Andy “Smoothie” Ta.As far as lineups go, that was a fairly good one. It wasn’t going to challenge the LCS throne, but it had more than enough “firepower” and veterancy to leave a m...
Rekkles Has Reportedly Agreed to Play for Karmine Corp Next Year
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Rekkles Has Reportedly Agreed to Play for Karmine Corp Next Year

The biggest twist of the off-season is here and, well, it’s so insane no one in their right mind could’ve predicted it: Martin “Rekkles” Larsson has reportedly agreed to play for Karmine Corp, as per Esportsmaniacos.If you just did a spit-take, know that you’re not the only one.This is such a big shock that we’re still not sure how to feel about it, but we’re generally leaning towards the positive. We’re glad that Rekkles will have a new team to call home and that his buyout wasn’t an unassailable hurdle. On the other hand, seeing him compete in the LFL will be mighty strange for as long as it lasts. And, well, he’s the best Western marksman of all time — the fact that he’ll play in the ERLs makes no sense whatsoever.Then again, Karmine Corp draws in more viewers and media attention than b...
Fnatic Reportedly Tried to Sign Cabochard
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Fnatic Reportedly Tried to Sign Cabochard

Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet has reportedly declined an offer from Fnatic and will, therefore, remain Karmine Corp’s top laner for the 2022 competitive season, as per the Upcomer. We don’t know what’s the bigger surprise here, the fact that Cabo decided not to compete for one of the most famous Western organizations of all time, or that Fnatic still doesn’t have a top laner secured and has started going over their options from the ERLs.All in all, this off-season keeps getting better and better!You gotta give it to Cabochard — playing for Fnatic is what most players dream of and it’s an offer that’s too good to refuse. But if ever a player would decline with style and bravado, it has to be Cabo, a seasoned veteran and a top laner who needs no introduction.He has a great thing going on wi...
Rogue Have Reportedly Found Their ADC in Vitality’s Comp
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Rogue Have Reportedly Found Their ADC in Vitality’s Comp

Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos has reportedly come to an agreement with Rogue and will compete under their banner in the 2022 competitive season, as per LEC Wooloo. This is quite exciting news as Comp has been a solo queue phenom for quite a while now and, well, it’s fair to say that he was never really set up for success during his stint with Team Vitality — and he’s not the only one.We have more than enough empirical evidence that attests to the fact: Vitality has failed its players on more than one occasion, and it was more out of ineptitude rather than any gross negligence. It’s a harsh way to phrase things, no doubt, but it is by no means incorrect. The days of Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro and his feisty teammates putting on a show at Worlds happened so long ago they might as well be fictio...
Fnatic’s Nisqy Might Not Compete in the First Half of the 2022 Season
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Fnatic’s Nisqy Might Not Compete in the First Half of the 2022 Season

There’s a very good chance that former LCS champion and mid-lane veteran Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer will have to take a break from competitive play — at least for the first half of 2022. Unfortunately, this isn’t a personal decision but rather the result of his inability to find a new team.Fnatic signed Nisqy during last year’s off-season, and, in all fairness, things probably didn’t go as well as both parties had hoped. His stint with the former “kings of Europe” has been both relatively underwhelming (Spring Split) and pretty darn successful (Summer). Unfortunately, their working relationship ended on a sour note, with Fnatic imploding in the most disheartening ways at the 2021 World Championships. And, to make matters even worse, it wasn’t anyone’s fault in particular — it was just a case of ...
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EXCEL Esports to Re-Sign Nukeduck for 2022

Excel Esports will reportedly re-sign Norwegian mid lane veteran Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik Holm for the 2022 competitive season. If you’re disappointed by this particular bit of news, know that you’re not in the minority.Nukeduck hasn’t really been a hot commodity in quite a while and, frankly, it’s becoming harder and harder to understand why he keeps getting signed by respectable mid-tier teams even though he’s obviously past his prime. He’s a veteran through and through, but in a world with Rasmus “Caps” Winther, Emil “Larssen” Larsson, Marek “Humanoid” Brázda, and Luka “Perkz” Perković, his particular set of skills no longer seems sufficient.And, well, we’re saying this based on empirical evidence. /*! elementor - v3.5.3 - 28-12-2021 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;...