Excel parts ways with Czekolad, Tore

The team have held “extensive tryouts” during the off-season and are now “confident” they have found a roster that will help them achieve their 2021 LEC “Summer Split ambitions."

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Excel Esports is making changes to its League of Legends roster ahead of the next split.

The organization confirmed the departure of mid laner Paweł “Czekolad” Szczepanik and support Tore Hoel Eilertsen today.

“We will always be grateful for the passion and skills they have both brought to the team,” Excel head coach Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool said in a statement on social media. “Roster changes are never easy, however, we have to look at ways to improve our team’s synergy and performance.”

The team attempted to replace Czekolad and Tore in the middle of the 2021 LEC Spring Split and planned to introduce players from its academy roster, but according to a report by Dot Esports on May 10, the org was prohibited from following through with these actions. Tore was even reportedly sent home before Excel realized it had made a mistake.

“Players who played in thirteen or more LEC Matches are ineligible to participate in any ERL Regular Season, Playoffs and the EM event for the current Split,” according to the LEC rulebook. 

The team has held “extensive tryouts” during the offseason and is “confident” it’s found a roster that will help achieve its “Summer Split ambitions,” according to a statement today.

Excel has finalized a deal to sign Misfits Gaming support Petr “denyk” Haramach and former Astralis mid laner Erlend “Nukeduck” Våtevik for the 2021 LEC Summer Split, sources told Dot Esports on May 10

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