LoL: Big rumours about Fnatic-Star Broxah
Published by Giselle
November 19, 2019 2:27 pm
The changing carousel in the League of Legends eSports scene is picking up speed. In addition to many rumours, there are also first confirmed player changes. In the coming days and weeks, the professional teams will build their future.
The European record champion Fnatic is planning a radical change for 2020. The Danish star player Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen is to leave the team.
Since Monday night, the rotating carousel has been turning in League of Legends. Some of the star players’ contracts expired during the night from 18th to 19th November. Accordingly, the players are now allowed to look around for teams and negotiate new contracts. The American sports channel ESPN started the “Free-Agency” with a live show in which the first rumours were published. Some of these rumours were confirmed the same night, but others remain a rumour.
First, the European team Rogue confirmed the commitment of the French player Steven “Hans Sama” Liv and the contract extension with support Oskar “Vander” Bogdan. This means that the fourth-placed player of last season enters the coming season with only one change. Italian player Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro is also leaving Team Vitality to look for offers in Europe and North America. A few days ago, eSports.com reported on the departure of Schalke star Elias “Upset” Lipp.
Also, in the North American LCS players without a current contract can change their team immediately. Between the two established organizations Team SoloMid (TSM) and Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), there was an exchange deal. In 2020 Vincent will play “Biofrost” Wang for TSM, and after two years at CLG, he will return to his old place of work. In return, CLG receives the former TSM supporter Andy “Smoothie” Ta. The departure of Jake Kevin “Xmithie” Puchero from North America’s permanent champion Team Liquid has also been confirmed.
Rumour mill almost boils over
The rumours around the scene were spread during the first hours of the “Free Agency”. Accordingly, Fnatic is to replace its current youngster Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen with the Polish Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek, who has been active at SK Gaming since December 2018. Broxah himself is to join Team Liquid and thus move from Europe to North America.
The upset will also join the LEC team Origen and play Dragomir together with Romanian youngster Andrei “Xerxe” Dragomir and Australian supporter Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw. The former supporter of Origen, Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez, is rumoured to end his active career and join Fnatic as a coach. Patrik “Patrik” Jírů will also no longer be with Origen; the Czech is under discussion as a newcomer to the British Excel Esports.
SK Telecom T1 separates from world champion Mata and coach kkOma
The record world champion SK Telecom T1 will change his name to T1 in the coming season. Also already confirmed is that World Champion Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong will leave the South Korean team. Also, three-time World Champion Coach Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun, youngster Kim “Clid” Tae-min and top rider Kim “Khan” Dong-ha will explore their possibilities on the market.
Rumour has it that the contracts of superstar Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and supporter Lee “Effort” Sang-ho have each been extended by two years. Also, the contract of Bot-Laner Park “Teddy” Jin-seong is to be extended prematurely beyond 2020.
Splyce before name change?
The Worlds participant Splyce is rumoured to rename itself MAD Lions and to generate more fans with the brand known in Spain. According to Spanish reports, the players Zhiqiang “Shadow” Zhao, Marek “Humanoid” Brázda, Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság and Norman “Gistick” Kaiser will play at Splyce in the future. This would mean that four players of the team would be replaced. In addition to Biofrost, Danish player Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup is also said to have signed with Team SoloMid.
Whether the rumours will be confirmed or whether there was only a lot of hot air around nothing, will only be confirmed in the coming days. In the past, ESPN’s reports were mostly correct.