LEC ADCs Upset & Flakked Confirm They Are Teamless for 2023
The offseason roster mania in League of Legends esports is in full swing with organizations eyeing to rope in star players to round out their squads. Pro players and teams usually discuss their buyout situations and announce their moves during this season and unsurprisingly, we’ve already had a string of rumors and reports. Two of the attack-damage carry (ADC) players who represented the European teams at Worlds 2022 are currently without a team for the upcoming 2023 League of Legends European Championship (LEC) season. Fnatic’s ADC Elias "Upset" Lipp and G2 Esports’ carry Victor "Flakked" Lirola Tortosa took to Twitter to talk about their roster situation.
New G2 Esports & Fnatic ADCs revealed
On 8th November, reporter Brieuc Seeger aka LEC Woloo revealed that star player Martin “Rekkles” Larsson will return to Fnatic as its ADC for 2023. Following this, Rekkles tweeted a short yet strong message: “I’m back.”
This was after it was revealed that Rekkles was also open to role-swapping to support to play in the LEC.
Following this, Upset took to Twitter to explain that he could not find a team to compete in the LEC. He said, “Sadly the circumstances around this off-season did not allow me to go to one of my desired places to compete. I will be grinding a lot of Soloq here and in Korea in the new season and probably gonna stream quite a bit of it. I am confident in my return in great form.”
Likewise, G2 Esports parted ways with its ADC Flakked and allowed him to explore his options heading into the next season. It was revealed by LEC Woloo that Steven "Hans sama" Liv was set to join G2 Esports and that he had offers from many teams including MAD Lions, SK Gaming, Team BDS, and Karmine Corp (KC). However, Hans Sama decided to sign with G2 Esports and will now play alongside G2-returnee support Mihael “Mikyx” Mehle.
Flakked wrote on Twitter [translated], “My people since almost all the rumors are out now, I confirm [sources] I will not start in the LEC next year. It's been a bit of a crazy offseason and for x or for y I haven't found a home.”
He thanked G2 Esports for the opportunity it gave him and stated that he still does not know much about his future. However, Flakked added that his only goal is to return to the LEC and show that he’s at a much better level than what he has shown.
Notably, Flakked is not the only G2 Esports player who will miss the LEC in 2023. Jungler Marcin "Jankos" Jankowski is yet to find a team and is likely out of the European league for the first time in five years.