It looks like we’re starting to see some LEC moves in the off-season as Misfits looks set to lock down Oskar “Vander” Bogdan.
With Rogue having replaced Vander for 2021 with Academy support Adrian “Trymbi” Trybus, Misfits have pounced to sign their former support, Vander. The deal, according to Jacob Wolf, will be completed next week when the free agency window opens.
Vander, who had a great 2020 will be a big pickup for Misfits, who had a disappointing 2020 season. Vander was a major part of the Rogue roster that came close to winning the 2020 LEC Summer Split, though they had a slightly disappointing showing at Worlds. Ultimately they performed about as the rest of the LEC did. Only G2 Esports made it past the first Knockout round.
Vander will link up with Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup in the bot lane and will likely play alongside current top laner Iván “Razork” Martin Diaz who is contracted until 2021. Likewise, mid laner Fabian “FEBIVEN” Diepstraten is also contracted till 2021. However, Misfits were a side looking at the possibility of signing Perkz from G2 Esports. As a result, FEBIVEN’s place on the roster might not be ironclad. As for the top lane, as of now, it is expected that Misfits Premier player Tobiasz “Agresivoo” Ciba will be promoted to the starting roster after impressing in 2020.
Elsewhere in the LEC
The biggest story in the LEC regards G2 Esports and the departure of ADC Perkz. With Perkz looking to move back to the mid lane, it caused G2 Esports to look to move him on. With $5 million the reported asking price, Cloud9 has come forward as the most likely destination for Perkz. We looked at the deal in more detail here, including what it could mean for ADCs in the LEC with G2 Esports looking to replace Perkz.
The rest of the LEC has been fairly quiet with most news involving players leaving the region, rather than LEC teams making big marquee signings. One of the biggest departures of the season will come in the form of former MAD Lions coach Peter Dun. He will be moving to the LCS as the coach of Evil Geniuses. Peter Dun has been credited as a driving force behind the 2020 MAD Lions success, which saw them compete for a LEC title and even make a brief appearance at Worlds 2020.