League of Legends: Vitality Add Vander as New Support

by Matt Best

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Shortly after adding a new head coach in Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi, Team Vitality continue to make moves to their LCS roster. According to a press release on the team website, Vitality has let go of Irean, Hachani and GBM while welcoming Oskar "Vander" Bogdan.

The press release reads as follows:

A few days after announcing the arrival of our new head coach Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi  to our team, we are very pleased to be adding another integral part to our LCS squad. 

In order to carry out his plans, our head coach decided to field a fully European roster. We support his choice. 

Therefore, Irean, Hachani and GBM are leaving Team Vitality. it was truly a pleasure and an honor to work with them, even if during the months we spent together, they weren't offered the opportunity to perform at their highest level and the team didn't manage to show their best on the LCS stage. We are still highly praising the qualities of the 3 of them, and wish them the greatest possible success in the future.

On the European side, following Yamatocannon’s  choice, we decided to bring Polish player Oskar "VandeR" Bogdan, who will fill the spot left vacant in the bottom lane. We will start the Summer split with this renowned European support, which had already shown his wealth of experience in the Old Continent. He will officially be a part of our team once we get the expected approval from Riot Games. Vander will join Cabochard, Djoko, Nukeduck, Steeelback, all of which had decided to stay with us, and Coach Yamatocannon.

The most interesting part of the announcement is Yamatocannon's choice to field an all European roster. The move makes sense in light of recent moves made by other organizations such as Misfits and their ex-jungler KaKAO. KaKAO was removed from Misfits recently and one of the main reasons was because of the communication barrier between him and his teammates.

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By Matt Best

Matt Best is the Lead On Air Host and Producer for WWG. He has spent his professional career submerged in both the traditional sports world as well as esports. As one of the only Canadians at WWG, if you want to tilt Matt, just bring up awful Canadian stereotypes.