Crownshot Signed by Team Vitality, Scheduled to Start in Week 4
LEC roster changes just keep on coming — Team Vitality has just announced that they’ve signed Juš “Crownshot” Marušič to replace Markos “Comp” Stamkopoulos effective immediately. This change, in short, definitely comes as a surprise. Most of us expected Comp to be one of Vitality’s biggest catalysts coming into 2021. After all, he was one of their best performers back in 2020, but for one reason or another that changed — and considerably so.
All of this begs the question: will Crownshot make a difference?
By and large, Crownshot is not going to change Team Vitality all that much (if at all). He’s an incredibly talented player with a high skill ceiling, but he’s not what Vitality was missing. While his presumed leadership skills might make Vitality’s in-game transitions a bit smoother, they won’t make a night-and-day difference. A single change to their starting line-up won’t give them a better chance of reaching the playoffs, especially not given how Comp wasn’t that big of a problem in the first place.
The fourth week of regular season play is right around the corner which, to be fair, can be considered as an important threshold. We’re practically at the halfway point of the split, and the margin for error is growing ever smaller. This is the perfect moment for teams to make changes to their starting line-ups.
Vitality is scheduled to face both EXCEL Esports and SK Gaming this week. This might seem like an easy schedule, but in actuality, it’s anything but. Both teams have done incredibly well over the last couple of weeks and are head and shoulders above Vitality when it comes to synergy and overall performance. Vitality will face an uphill battle going forward, so if you’re a fan of the boys in black and yellow, definitely temper your expectations.
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