The League of Legends EU LCS team will bench Hachani, their current starting support, and is currently fielding new candidates for the position. This decision comes in the middle of Team Vitality’s disappointing start to the EU LCS Spring Split 2017.
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Despite hopeful prospects for the 2017 competitive season, Team Vitality’s performances in the Spring Split have been lackluster, to say the least. They currently sit 4th in Group B, with a record of 1-3, having only managed to defeat Origen, the current last place team that has yet to win a single series, or even a single game.
— Team Vitality (@Team_Vitality) February 7, 2017
Hachani joined the team as support in December of 2016, so the Spring Split was the first opportunity for the team to gel. However, the team has had trouble gaining any traction at all in the EU LCS. Hachani in particular has had a difficult time, as according to thescoreesports, he held the lowest KDA rating in EU LCS among supports, the highest deaths of EU LCS supports and of his team, and a very low wards per minute ranking. While all players are expected to ward, supports are expected to do the lion’s share of the warding, as their builds are typically less gold-intensive. Hachani was among the bottom three supports in the league for wards per minute.
Because Hachani’s contract with Team Vitality remains in effect through November 20th, the team reports that he will remain as a Coach/Analyst, at least for the remainder of the Spring Split. Team Vitality does currently have one substitute support player on their roster with AoD, they are interested in finding a new support to bring the team together. As thescoreesports points out, Team Vitality noted in the original post of their roster back in January that AoD was not joining the other players at their Berlin Gaming House.
Team Vitality’s next game will be against Fnatic, on Friday, February 10th.