It was a momentous event for European League of Legends followers when famous person AD carry Rekkles returned to the LEC within the offseason. Many individuals have been excited to not solely see the 26-year-old again within the league, however along with his authentic dwelling and fan-favorite org Fnatic. Sadly for Rekkles’ followers, nonetheless, Staff Vitality didn’t get the memo.
After a raucous, back-and-forth contest between two of the most effective groups within the league, Vitality got here out victorious after the staff’s latest additions within the prime and jungle rose to the event of their LEC debut. At a sure level, Fnatic seemed like they have been poised to take the win, however some late-game heroics from Vitality managed to grab the sport away.
When the Nexus lastly exploded, Photon and Bo had 11 of Vitality’s 16 kills as they carried the roster to victory with some fearless performs on Jax and Graves. The 2 rising stars made a press release by snuffing out Rekkles’ comeback get together, whereas the veteran marksman was left questioning what he and his staff might have finished higher.
Rekkles really had minimal impression in his first recreation again, solely scoring one in all his staff’s 13 kills, whereas solely amassing two assists in addition. His Varus was by no means in a correct place to hitch the teamfights, and consequently, he’d all the time be the final member of his staff alive after a skirmish.
Picture by way of Rekkles’ Twitter
He managed to maintain up with farm, however as a result of he went for an auto-attack primarily based construct, Vitality’s crowd management and superior shut vary injury made it too harmful for him to step up and dish out some ache of his personal.
It’s an unlucky approach for Rekkles to start out off his new yr, however it’s only the primary recreation of the season. He is likely to be acquainted with the group, however his teammates are all new—apart from Wunder, who he performed with in 2021 on G2 Esports. He’ll want a while to seek out what type of play will match along with his teammates, and stick to what works for the remainder of the yr.