Team Heretics slammed for “trash” LEC roster changes

Declan Mclaughlin

Team Heretics have confirmed the changes coming to its LEC roster in a lengthy video and fans have not taken kindly to the players benched and the team’s communication.

Team Heretics confirmed their major roster moves after reports said that the Spanish organization was set to change its lineup for the Spring Season. The team added Adrian ‘Trymbi’ Trybus, who was a free agent, to replace Norman ‘Kaiser’ Kaiser and then brought in Artur ‘Zwyroo’ Trojan from its academy team in the place of veteran Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković.

Heretics released a statement saying that the change was due to leadership and communication issues within the team. However, previous reporting by Sheep Esports said that the players were in the middle of a “dispute” with Heretics management.

Fans of the LEC and Heretics have not taken kindly to the news, or Heretic’s statement and are ripping into them on social media.

Team Heretics roster changes not going over well with LEC fans

One of the bigger community members to target Heretics for their announcement was former pro, caster, and current streamer Marc Robert ‘Caedrel’ Lamont. The creator called into question management’s reasoning for making the changes.

“‘Team lacks leadership’ – has Wunder, Jankos and Perkz. ‘We believe in our academy’ – Zwyroo has been in Academy for two years and not to take anything away from him but Perkz was not even benched for performance, saying scrims were ‘worse’ after Trymbi joined?? Red flag trash video,” he said on social media.

Fans also called out some of the strange statements made in the video announcement by the organization’s Chief Gaming Officier Arnau Vidal and their League of Legends GM Alvar ‘Araneae’ Martín Aleñar.

“This explanation is so odd? we wanted to fix comms issues and introduce leadership so we replaced support. We made this decision and suddenly everything got a lot worse. We replaced our midlaner with our academy mid because we have a lot of faith in our academy even though we promoted Ruby over Zwyroo and he went on to be the worst mid in LEC. But, there is a lot of foresight here and we don’t make these decisions lightly – trust us. We know what we’re doing,” one fan said.

Only time will tell whether Heretics will be proven right by the moves as the second split of the LEC is set to start on March 9. The Spanish org is looking to push for international play at the Mid-Season Invitational and is also hoping to improve on its Winter Split placement, which saw the team bow out of the competition after the Playoffs in seventh place.

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