Team Liquid’s new League of Legends jungler Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen is taking over the reins from Jake Kevin ‘Xmithie’ Puchero – but that doesn’t mean he’ll stand for any trash talk aimed at the NA star.
Riot Games opened up LoL Esports’ free agency period on November 18, and since then millions of dollars and high-profile talent have been transferred between orgs to reshape the competitive landscape.
Since then, teams have parted ways with players who have been tried and true in the LCS or otherwise in attempts to improve their outlook for 2020.
Broxah was one such signing to the star-studded TL team, a fitting replacement for a highly decorated NA talent in Xmithie.
During his inaugural Twitch stream under the TL banner on November 20, Broxah was welcomed by a flurry of supporters for his new team.
But it looks like some onlookers were downplaying Xmithie’s talents and “flaming” him since Broxah’s signing – a fact the former Fnatic isn't too pleased about.
“I think [Xmithie is] a really great player,” he said. “I think he’s a really really great guy, and I don’t want any disrespect on this stream towards Xmithie. Yes, I might be the new jungler for Liquid, but I do not want to see any disrespect towards him.”
Broxah made it a repeating point to say he has a profound respect for Xmithie and that the NA jungler’s accolades should speak for themselves.
While there was a lot more praise than disrespect in his stream, he wanted to put a stop to all of the Xmithie haters: “There’s no need to flame the guy. There’s no need to talk s**t about him.”
The former Fnatic carry is coming to the NA region with a lot of hype around him. Coming fresh off back-to-back Top 8 World’s finishes, Broxah is eyeing even better results next year with Liquid.
Meanwhile, Xmithie has signed with Immortals who are making their comeback to Riot’s league. With Team Liquid, Xmithie won four straight LCS splits since Spring 2018 and earned the LCS Finals MVP in Summer 2018.
Both junglers are going to be closely watched in the coming year when the 2020 LCS season begins.