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Origen finalize starting LEC roster with former TSM player

Published: 3/Dec/2018 17:47 Updated: 3/Dec/2018 17:53

by Joe O'Brien

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Origen have completed their starting roster for the coming season of the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).

Origen are one of the ten franchises that will appear in the LEC, which rebranded from the EU LCS as it moves to a franchise model for the 2019 season and beyond.

As one of four franchises that didn’t compete in the 2018 season of the EU LCS, Origen are building an all-new line-up for their return to the premier division of European League of Legends.

Having previously announced their top-laner, mid-laner, and AD Carry, Origen have now completed their starting squad with the addition of former Unicorns of Love Jungler Jonas ‘Kold’ Andersen, and the return of Support Alfonso ‘Mithy’ Aguirre Rodriguez.

Mithy joins following an underwhelming stint with Team SoloMid, but was part of the immensely successful first Origen line-up, and also played for the G2 Esports squad that dominated Europe from Summer 2016 to the end of 2017.

LoL EsportsMithy returns after an underwhelming season to the team that made him an international star.

The move will see Mithy separate from long-time duo Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen for the first time since the formation of Origen at the start of 2015, although in Origen he will be reunited with former Ninjas in Pyjamas team-mate Erlend ‘Nukeduck’ Våtevik Holm.

The team, which was started by former pro player Enrique ‘xPeke’ Cedeño Martínez and in 2015 reached the semi-finals of the World Championship, is now owned by RFRSH Entertainment, who also own successful CS:GO team Astralis.

Though the organization is now under new ownership, Origen still boast plenty of League of Legends pedigree, with xPeke remaining with the company and EU LCS commentator Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge also joining as General Manager.

Origen’s starting roster for the LEC:

Player Position Previous Team
Barney ‘Alphari‘ Morris Top Misfits
Jonas ‘Kold‘ Andersen Jungle Unicorns of Love
Erlend ‘Nukeduck‘ Våtevik Holm Mid FC Schalke 04
Patrik ‘Sheriff‘ Jírů AD Carry H2k Esports
Alfonso ‘Mithy‘ Aguirre Rodriguez Support Team SoloMid
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Fnatic finally reveal Upset as Rekkles replacement in ADC for LEC 2021

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:36 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 1:33

by Lauren Bergin

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After the departure of star LoL player Rekkles from the Fnatic bot lane, the black and orange LEC Gods have finally announced his replacement: Astralis’ Upset. 

The LEC has certainly seen a shake up this year. With Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković leaving to join Cloud9 across the pond, a spot on the G2 roster opened up.

This was quickly filled by Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larssen, the former face of Fnatic, the team’s fans were wondering who would be his replacement. It’s big shoes to fill considering the legacy that Rekkles has left in the Fnatic jersey, so who has chosen to step up to the plate?

With LEC fans debating between Elias ‘Upset’ Lipp and Juš ‘Crownshot’ Marušič the race was on to see who Fnatic would sign.

Fnatic sign Astralis ADC Upset

When Crownshot announced that he would not be playing in any League of Legends tournament this year, fans were pretty certain that Upset would be the future ADC for the black and orange legends.

Therefore, when Fnatic announced Upset as ADC earlier today fans may not have been shocked, but they’re certainly excited to know who hold the future of the Fnatic botlane.

Upset has been a constantly high performing player ever since his days with Schalke 04. Taking what many believed to be a step up when he joined Origen (now Astralis) last season, Origen’s disappointing performance in the second split meant that roster readjustments were clearly needed.

With the ADC position being the least of Origen’s worries, it was pretty clear that Upset would be looking for a more competitive team to carve out his future with.

Will he be able to challenge the dynasty that Rekkles has left in his wake, or will he forever be caught in the Swedish legend’s shadow? Only time will tell, but we know Upset’s going to work extra hard to make his name sit side by side with the former Fnatic bot laner.