According to ESPN’s Jacob Wolf, Origen have acquired Jactroll from Vitality with the intention of having him take over from Destiny as the team’s starting support.
On the current schedule, Jactroll’s first game with Origen will be against G2 in Week 5 of the LEC, which has been on break over the last weekend. At the time of writing, neither team has confirmed or commented on the alleged move.
The roster move comes in the wake of a mediocre split for Origen, who currently sit tied for 5th in the LEC alongside five other teams at 4-5. Jactroll himself, however, was also benched following Vitality’s poor performances in the Spring Split, and so Origen will be hoping the change of scenery will revitalise both the player and their own roster.
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For Destiny, it is a harder story. The OG support faced significant criticism for his play in spring, but had shown marked improvement over the course of the Summer Split. However, for a team that has consistently aspired to be LEC champions and have remained the perennial bridesmaid, they have clearly decided this improvement is not enough.
Origen’s current support Destiny is set to be replaced. (Picture: Riot Games)
The move will mark the end of a three year tenure for Jactroll with Vitality, who joined the organisation in the 2017-18 off-season. He was part of the roster that made a huge impact during 2018 Worlds groups, taking a game off of the LPL’s RNG and two off of the LCK’s Gen G. A memory that may prove challenging, with Worlds’ future currently in doubt.
Origen will be hoping Jactroll can bring his Worlds pedigree and YamatoCannon inspired magic to their roster, and bring the team out of the mid-table deadlock in the weeks to come.