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In June of 2021, FC Schalke 04 Esports announced that they wouldn’t be participating in the LEC for 2022, as they sold their spot to Team BDS. On Monday, Team BDS announced their LEC roster on Twitter, pending Riot approval. They are the last team to announce their roster for the 2022 spring split.
— Team BDS (@TeamBDS) December 20, 2021
As the newest team in the league, BDS have signed high-value rookies as well as seasoned veterans to their roster.
Young talent Adam “Adam” Maanane has been signed for top lane. As the top laner of Fnatic last split, he finished third in the LEC, after a stellar Darius performance against G2 Esports that knocked them out of Worlds. With that, and his performance in Karmine Corp, Adam brings a lot to the table.
As their jungler, BDS signed Jakub “Cinkrof” Rokicki, the experienced leader of Karmine Corp. With his history in TCL and LEC, and two LFL and EU Masters trophies in his case, Cinkrof is looking to make his mark on his comeback to LEC.
With one of the most controversial nicknames in the LEC last split, Ilias “NUCLEARINT” Bizriken joins Team BDS’ LEC roster as mid laner. After his performance at the dissolved Schalke 04 roster last split, this hungry-for-success roster is a chance to make a good second impression on fans.
Matthew Charles “xMatty” Coombs brings ambition and talent to Team BDS, which will make him one of the scarier opponents to face against for other bot laners in spring.
Closing out the five on the Rift is ex-support of Schalke 04 and SK Gaming Dino “LIMIT” Tot. As a long-time member of the LEC, it’s his time to shine as the new name in Europe.
For the coaching staff, previous G2 coaches, Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann and Christopher “Duffman” Duff, are in the strategic helm of Team BDS. After their spectacular successes, such as making Worlds finals, winning four LEC trophies and taking EU to the next level, it’s time for them to achieve even bigger things.
With this announcement, all LEC rosters have been revealed. The LEC 2022 spring split will begin on Jan. 14, 2022. For fans that can’t wait until then, here’s a song for people who suffer from the same LEC withdrawals.
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