Origen will be undergoing massive changes after a last-place finish in the LEC Summer Split meant the team won’t head to Worlds 2020, the organization announced.
This comes in spite of a “satisfactory performance” in the Spring Split, where the roster achieved third in the regular season and lost to eventual split winners G2 Esports in the playoffs.
Kasper Hvidt, the director of sports for Astralis Group, emphasized that the collective was “responsible for the bad results” and not individuals, promising an extensive review from top to bottom.
“We are looking into all pieces in the org and how we can do this better in the future,” Hvidt said. “There are no sacred cows, everything is up in the air when it comes to rebuild [sic] the League of Legends team.”
Origen will leave the decision to stay or depart up to the roster’s players and coach, allowing these contracted individuals to talk to other teams before Riot’s official transfer window. The organization promised that “changes are certain” and that only the “cultures, values, and ambitions of Astralis Group and teams are sacred.”
Hvidt admitted that the organization was “aware” of the challenges faced in implementing Astralis’ stellar “performance culture and tools” into Origen.
But as a “performance-driven organization,” Origen has failed to live up to expectations, necessitating a response to “secure a team and an organization that will be able to meet the standards of Astralis Group and ultimately to compete for the World Championship.”
Eaerlier this year, Origen replaced mid-season their support with Jactroll. Jactroll was Vitality’s starting support player during the 2020 LEC Spring Split. But after finishing the regular season in last place, he was replaced by Pierre “Steeelback” Medjaldi.
During his team’s struggles, the 22-year-old hasn’t looked great, but that could also be said for a few of his other teammates as well. A more veteran European presence could be what Origen has been looking for, though.
Jactroll was Vitality’s starting support during the 2020 LEC Spring Split, where his team stumbled to a last-place finish during the regular season. The veteran support also only played 10 games during the split. He was swapped out for Steeelback in eight games but no improvements were seen.
Eventually, Vitality opted to start 18-year-old Labrov from BIG Clan, alongside a handful of younger rookies to complete the lineup. The team hasn’t wowed many critics just yet, however, since they’re also stuck tied for fifth in the Summer Split with a 4-5 record.
Origen’s Destiny hasn’t looked so hot in the past couple of weeks, feeding in multiple games while his ADC Upset was playing very safe. He looked lackluster on most champions with the exception of a couple of ones. While the community perception of this acquisition was not high, Jactroll is regarded as one of the most tryhard people in the scene.