Team Vitality Announce Roster, Djoko to Start

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Team Vitality have announced their full League of Legends roster through their official website

Previously announced, their team will still have top laner Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet, mid laner Erlend "Nukeduck" Våtevik, AD carry Pierre "Steeelback" Medjaldi, and support Ha "Hachani" Seung-chan.

The team also will have a pair of junglers in Charly "Djoko" Guillard and Chang-suk "GBM" Lee. Team Vitality also announced that Djoko would be the starter to begin the season. GBM is not a traditional jungler. He made the change this offseason to transition from a mid laner to a jungler. Djoko is clearly more experienced in the role as he was the full time jungler for Millenium as well as a fill-in for the Unicorns of Love during the EU LCS

According to James Bates, WWG's League of Legends Writer and Analyst, Team Vitality is playing the long game. "Starting the player who has experience in the jungle is a smart move if Vitality wants to get a good start to the season. Letting GBM spend some time scrimming in the role and developing his skills, rather than throwing him into the crucible on day one, is a long-term plan that proves Vitality's dedication to building a top tier team in the long run."

"Letting GBM spend some time scrimming in the role and developing his skills, rather than throwing him into the crucible on day one, is a long-term plan that proves Vitality's dedication to building a top tier team in the long run." - James Bates

This move is not permanent, the release states. "The situation is however not definitive and the two players will work together so that the team plays his best each game. We hope in this way to extend our range of possibilities, especially with the arrival of the Bo3 format in Europe." 

The team will also welcome a substitute support in Alin "AoD" Baltat. AoD last appeared in the League of Legends pro scene in 2014 with H2K. 

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