It seems that Vitality might have found its new top laner for the 2021 LEC season.
Szygenda will be replacing Lucas “Cabochard” Simon-Meslet, who announced that he is exploring options for the next season back in September. Cabochard has been a part of Vitality since the end of 2015, but will now take his experience elsewhere.
Szygenda will become the team’s new starting top laner, replacing Cabochard for the 2021 season.https://t.co/DnRudZndL7
— Jacob Wolf (@JacobWolf) November 4, 2020
The announcement from Cabochard instantly indicated that Vitality would be looking for a new top laner heading into the next season. With Szygenda as the rumored replacement for the veteran top laner, it seems that Vitality is going all-in on young talent. Vitality is likely to keep the bot lane of Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos and Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis, making the 2021 roster full of potential up-coming superstars.
If the deal goes through, Szygenda will have his LEC debut after a great season with AGO Rogue in the Polish Ultraliga. The team has been one of the top dogs in both splits this year, winning the spring split over K1ck Neosurf.
By dominating the Polish league, AGO ROGUE has also been participating in both EU Masters events this year. The team got knocked out of the semifinals in the spring event, but managed to get revenge in summer where the team won the whole thing.
Szygenda has been one of the deciding factors for the team’s success throughout 2020, boasting a very diverse champion pool. He has performed on everything from Ornn and Sion, to carry champions such as Camille and Akali. The 19-year-old Dane is expected to do great things in the LEC and possibly be the next big top laner in the league. According to rumors, other LEC teams have shown interest as well.
While the deal between Vitality and Szygenda is likely to go through, nothing can be signed officially before the player free agency window starts on November 16.