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What I had touted because the darkish horse to win 2023 LEC Winter is spiraling down an embarrassing streak of losses after Week 2. The Excel “superteam” that includes reigning LEC champion Odoamne and final yr’s flashiest MVP Vetheo, have been presupposed to take the league by storm alongside franchise participant Patrik. Then why is that this workforce, who excited all of the analysts and pundits world wide, tied for final place with Astralis, a workforce who they’ve LOST the head-to-head to?
A part of the explanation as to why appears to be is Vetheo himself has been fairly lackluster in his new workforce surroundings. Simply the individuals’s MVP of final yr’s Spring, Vetheo has been a fly on the wall in his new workforce. He doesn’t have the identical carry efficiency as he did on Misfits final yr, and he’s struggling to have the identical impression on a workforce the place he has extra good gamers to mess around.
This is among the major causes that I had Malrang because the break up MVP as that yr. In case you return and skim my weblog put up on the subject, my major reasoning for selecting Malrang over Vetheo as 2022 LEC Spring MVP was as a result of Vetheo was propped up closely by Shalatan’s mid lane stress in addition to Mersa’s Yuumi picks. In case you bear in mind, a variety of these historic comebacks additionally got here off the again of Shalatan securing the unique Chemtech Soul, which was later eliminated for a way absurdly sport warping it was. Whereas I believe Vetheo is unquestionably mechanically able to being the identical participant as he was throughout his MVP run, I don’t suppose he has the precise sources to prop him up for that sort of run once more.
And that brings me to my second level, which is Xerxe. Now, in my final video, I did clarify how Xerxe might be a possible shortcoming to this workforce, as a result of he didn’t slot in stylistically with what the workforce wanted. With robust laners like Vetheo and Patrik, you’d need a Jankos or Markoon sort jungler to facilitate the laners to allow them to flourish and carry the teamfights. Xerxe has by no means been a ganking jungler, and his over reliance on farm takes away from further sources, akin to stress and camps, that might be funneled into the carries. Due to this synergy difficulty, Excel typically