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Denmark-based esports organization Origen has announced its League of Legends roster for the 2020 season. The team didn’t do too well in the recent season but nearly made it to the world championship through the regional finals.

Origen signs three players

“Origen belongs in the top of the LEC and must always be a title contender. We started the work only last year bringing in xPeke and the Origen brand, and we managed to qualify for 3 out of 4 finals across our teams in the LEC and SLO, the strongest national league, in our first year,” said Martin “Deficio” Lynge, general manager of Origen, in a statement. “I see a huge potential in the way we work to develop a strong foundation and winning organization, and I believe our 2020 roster demonstrates our ambitions.”

The Astralis Group-owned lineup for the 2020 League of Legends European Championship (LEC) will consist of Barney “Alphari” Morris, Andre “Xerxe” Dragomir, Erlend “Nukeduck” Holm, Elias “Upset” Lipp, and Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw. Alphari and Nukeduck are existing members of the Origen roster, but the roster also saw the departures of Alfonso “Mithy” Aguirre Rodríguez and Patrik “Patrik” Jírů. Xerxe joins from a former jungler role on Splyce, Upset from a position on FC Schalke 04, and Destiny from OPL team MAMMOTH. 

New roster into 2020 season

“As an organization we have learned a lot from our first season. Some things we did really well and while we are not completely satisfied with the end result, we pulled off a strong Spring Split and have come far in implementing our overall performance model,” said Kasper Hvidt, Director of Sports at Astralis Group. “This roster and our set-up, where Martin ‘Deficio’ Lynge will be working closer with the team, coach and analyst, is one result of our conclusions, and we enter the 2020 season with a very strong belief in ourselves.”

While Origen achieved a 2nd place finish in the 2019 LEC Spring Split, it lost to G2 Esports and missed the spring playoffs. The team then placed 8th out of 10 teams in the 2019 LEC Summer Split with the same roster, which left some confused. Even though Origen attempted a run for the world championship, it fell to Splyce in a narrow loss. Can Origen repeat their Spring Split results in the new season? Let us know what you think, and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your League of Legends coverage. 

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