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SK Gaming's Lilipp joins main team as Jesiz returns to head coach

The team has reverted some changes made before the season’s start.
SK Gaming's Lilipp joins main team as Jesiz returns to head coach

SK Gaming has decided to make other changes in its League of Legends European Championship division. Jesse “Jesiz” Le will return to the head coach position immediately. The shoes of support role will be filled by Philipp “Lilipp” Englert, who will be stepping up from SK Prime, the team’s academy.

Jesiz returned to active play before the start of LEC’s summer season, while Erik “Treatz” Wessén took over the jungle role. This move didn’t turn out to be successful, as SK lost all five LEC games in week 1 and week 2.

It looks like Treatz being in the jungle isn’t the problem, although he was one of the best LEC support players. The Swede was nominated for the Rookie of the Split award last spring.

"While the prior changes we made had the desired effect of improving the team’s early gameplay style, we have been lacking in the other areas of the game," we can read in the organization’s statement.

The team reassures its fans that Lilipp is already practising with the rest of the roster. “I am really nervous, but I’m confident that I can improve a lot. I will try to be the best support possible for my team,” he said on social media.

Treatz will stay in the jungle. (Picture: Riot Games/Michael Konkol)

Englert will make his LEC debut this upcoming Friday, in the match versus the current champions, MAD Lions.


Feature image courtesy of Riot Games.