Friday, 24 May 2024

LEC 2024 Winter Split – Meet the Teams Part Two

Rogue: Rising from the Ashes

Rogue, a team that joined the LEC in 2019, had a rough start with a disappointing win-rate of 2-16 in their debut split. However, they quickly turned things around and became a consistent upper-middle-tier team, even winning three regular seasons before clinching the championship in the Summer of 2022.

After rebranding to KOI in 2023, Rogue couldn’t maintain their previous success. Now, in the 2024 season, Rogue is making a comeback with a renewed roster and renewed hope. The team, led by Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen, Mark “Markoon” van Woensel, Emil “Larssen” Larsson, Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos, and LEC rookie Théo “Zoelys” Le Scornec, is filled with experienced LEC veterans. Rogue aims to pick up where they left off before the rebrand and reclaim their former glory.

SK Gaming: Chasing Consistency

SK Gaming, an old team with roots in the EULCS, rejoined as LEC in 2019 but struggled to find success. However, in the Winter of 2023, after significant roster changes, SK Gaming turned heads by defeating top teams like G2 Esports and KOI/Rogue. Although they couldn’t secure a top-three finish, it was their most successful split to date.

With an eye on the 2024 season, SK Gaming has made some roster adjustments. While their top and bot lanes remain the same, they have added Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer from MAD Lions in the mid lane and Ismaïl “Isma” Boualem, a newcomer to the LEC, as their jungler. Nisqy, a highly successful mid laner, brings experience and skill to the team. SK Gaming is determined to break out of their mid-pack status and strive for greater achievements.

Team BDS: Seeking Redemption

Team BDS, a relatively young team, had a challenging debut split in the LEC in 2022 after their success in the LFL. However, they showed tremendous potential in the following seasons, finishing first in the regular season and narrowly losing to MAD Lions in the Spring finals.

While Spring and Summer didn’t go as planned for Team BDS, they managed to qualify for their first-ever Worlds during the LEC Season Finals. Unfortunately, their journey ended in the Swiss Stage without a single win. Nonetheless, the team remains confident and has made only slight changes to their roster for 2024, primarily in the bot lane. Yoon “Ice” Sang-hoon has replaced Juš “Crownie” Marušič, bringing fresh energy and talent to the team. Team BDS aims to bounce back and rediscover their potential for the upcoming season.

Team Heretics: Reinventing the Game

Team Heretics, despite being a relatively new addition to the LEC, quickly gained popularity among fans. However, they struggled in the 2023 season, failing to make the group stage in Spring. They made roster changes for Summer, adding Victor “Flakked” Lirola Tortosa and Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié to improve their performance. Despite these adjustments, Team Heretics couldn’t secure a top-three finish or qualify for the Season Finals.

For 2024, Team Heretics has made exciting changes to avoid a repeat of the 2023 season. While Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski and Flakked remain on the team, the rest of the roster has been replaced. They have brought in Martin “Wunder” Nordahl, Luka “Perkz” Perković, and Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser, all former G2 players, to create a roster reminiscent of G2’s golden age. With these talented players, Team Heretics aims to rise to the top.

Team Vitality: Rebuilding for Success

Team Vitality underwent significant changes after unsuccessful “superteam” rosters in 2022 and 2023. In 2024, they have bid farewell to key players like Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo, Luka “Perkz” Perković, and Elias “Upset” Lipp. The team has retained top laner Kyeong “Photon” Gyu-tae and added Kacper “Daglas” Dagiel as their new jungler.

To strengthen their roster further, Team Vitality has brought in Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié, Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság, and Zdravets “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov. With this revamped lineup, Team Vitality aims to deliver on their promises and achieve success.

FAQs

Q: Where can I watch SK Gaming’s roster announcement?
A: You can find SK Gaming’s roster announcement on their YouTube channel.

Q: When does the LEC match between G2 Esports and Team BDS start?
A: The LEC match between G2 Esports and Team BDS begins at 17:00 CET.

Conclusion

The LEC 2024 Winter Split is set to be an exciting season with teams like Rogue, SK Gaming, Team BDS, Team Heretics, and Team Vitality making significant changes to their rosters. Each team is driven by the desire to achieve success and bring their fans unforgettable moments on the stage. Keep an eye on these teams as they battle it out for glory in the upcoming matches.


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