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SK Gaming drop TynX, Jesiz returns to pro play

SK Gaming drop TynX, Jesiz returns to pro play

LEC side SK Gaming have made some dramatic roster changes ahead of the 2021 Summer Split, with a returning pro, a lane swap, and a benched player.

SK Gaming drop TynX, Jesiz returns to pro play

The changes to SK Gaming's League of Legends roster see Jesse 'Jesiz' Le return to top-level pro play for the first time since 2018. Perhaps best known for his time at Fnatic and Misfits, he steps into the spot vacated by Erik 'Treatz' Wessén, who switches from the support role to become SK's starting jungler. 

Kristian 'TynX' Østergaard Hansen drops to the sub's bench, although the org has stated he is free to explore other opportunities. With Jesiz returning to playing, Assistant Coach Thomas Diakun assumes Head Coach responsibilities.

The moves have taken the community by surprise. In a Twitter post, Jesiz states that he had zero intentions of returning to pro play, but that the players had requested he step back into the fold. 

A lengthy blog post followed on the official SK Gaming website, in which General Manager Joseph El Ouassi stated that the changes 'were necessary to maintain the progression of our team', and that it was a collective decision overall.

He also stated that the org couldn't secure a traditional jungler, and that they chose not to opt for a regional league player, citing a desire to 'keep our team culture and the attitude to improvement that the current members all have'.

SK Gaming scraped into the 2021 Spring Split Playoffs, finishing sixth with a 8-10 record -- only edging out Misfits on head-to-head record. They then proceeded to be the first team eliminated from the Playoffs, losing 3-1 to Jesiz' old team Fnatic. 

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