TEAM VITALITY UNVEILS ITS 2023 ROSTERS FOR THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS EMEA CHAMPIONSHIP AND LA LIGUE FRANÇAISE
- The new Team Vitality LEC lineup includes exciting young players who will be supported by championship winners and proven international talent
- Bo has been integrated into the LEC main roster after joining Team Vitality during the 2022 season
- Team Vitality LFL roster will begin a new cycle of developing new talent with high potential
Paris, 20 December 2022: Leading global esports organisation Team Vitality is pleased to unveil its rosters for both the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) and La Ligue Française de League of Legends (LFL) which will see the organisation focus on developing new talents and nurturing proven players.
For the LEC Team Vitality has signed former T1 Challengers Top Laner Kyeong “Photon” Gyu-Tae, back-to-back World Championship participant and 2022 LEC Summer Split All-Pro Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser and experienced EU ADC Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík. They will be joined by current Team Vitality players: eight-time League of Legends European Championship (LEC) winner Luka “Perkz” Perković and SoloQ superstar Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo who has been integrated into the starting lineup.
The new LEC roster will aim to take Team Vitality to new heights with a mixture of international experience, untapped talents and superstar players. Photon comes from T1 Challengers, coming third in the LOL Champions Korea Challenger League (LCK CL) and winning the 2022 Esports Championships East Asia with Team South Korea. Former Team Vitality substitute Bo has spent his time topping the EU and Asian SoloQ ladder proving himself as an explosive talent who will be the heart of the new Team Vitality LEC roster. Photon and Bo will be joined by experienced EU players Perkz, Kaiser and Neon who have almost 20 years of combined experience with a total of 10 LEC titles and 14 major international appearances.
Team Vitality is also making changes to the LFL roster, Vitality.Bee. After a year filled with proven talent in the LFL, Vitality.Bee is starting a new cycle with young and ambitious talent. Vitality.Bee will retain Support player Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński who will accompany fellow veteran Nihat “Innaxe” Aliev in the Bot Lane. They’ll be surrounded by promising young talent including Top Laner Aleksandar “Patkica” Stefanović, Jungler Kacper “Daglas” Dagiel, and Mid Laner Mateusz “Czajek” Czajka.
“After our performance this year we know we need to take a step back and really think about the next era of Team Vitality. We decided to look closely at the upcoming talent that can add an extra explosive factor to the mix. Through the aggressive style of our exciting new starting jungler Bo, we’re hoping to take the LEC by surprise. Additionally, with all of our rookies on both the LEC and LFL rosters, we really want to highlight the DNA of Team Vitality to reveal, develop and celebrate talents in esports.” said Fabien “Neo” Devide, Co-Founder and Esports Director, Team Vitality
- Kyeong “Photon” Gyu-Tae, Korea, 20 years old, Top Laner
- One of the best Top Laners in LCK CL 2022
- Zhou “Bo” Yang-Bo, China, 20 years old, Jungler
- Former LPL player for FPX
- Luka “Perkz” Perković, Croatia, 23 years old, Mid Laner
- 8 time LEC winner, MSI winner and Worlds finalist
- Matúš “Neon” Jakubčík, Slovakia, 23 years old, AD Carry
- Highly regarded EU ADC with years of experience
- Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser, Germany, 24 years old, Support
- Has participated in Worlds three times
- LEC 2022 Summer Split all pro team
The team will be coached by Alexander “Carter” Cartwright (Head Coach) with Petter “Hjarnan” Freyschuss (Assistant Coach). And will have Jack “Kayys” Kayser as Analyst, and Alexander “Stuii” Spelda as Team Manager.
- Aleksandar “PatkicaA” Stefanović, Serbia, 21 years old, Top Laner
- Previous experience in the Balkan League
- Kacper “Daglas” Dagiel, Poland, 17 years old, Jungler
- Promising young talent
- Mateusz “Czajek” Czajka, Poland, 19 years old, Mid Laner
- Joins from Misfits Premier
- Nihat “Innaxe” Aliev, Bulgaria/United Kingdom, 23 years, AD Carry
- An experienced player that has participated in multiple leagues
- Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński, Poland, 23 years old, Support
- Experienced player looking to lead the way for the team
The team will be coached by Đorđe “Spale” Spasić (Head Coach) and Kacper “Nahovsky” Merski (Strategic Coach), and has Olivier “NephaleM” Morizet as Team Manager.