Pobelter returns to CLG’s starting lineup in 2021 LCS Spring Split

The Notorious P.O.B. is back.

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CLG is making some necessary changes to its League of Legends lineup following a poor start to the 2021 LCS season.

The team, who are in 10th place in the standings with a 1-8 record, is reinstating veteran mid laner Eugene “Pobelter” Park, who will replace Alexey “rjs” Zatorski for the foreseeable future. 

“Back on the starting roster for LCS,” Pobelter revealed today on Twitter. “36 games left in the season, time to get some wins.”

CLG went in a new direction this offseason, signing top laner Finn Wiestål from European org Rogue, jungler Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen from North American rivals Team Liquid, and ADC Jason “WildTurtle” Tran from FlyQuest. 

At this early stage of the season, CLG were expected by some to be contending with the top dogs. But after ongoing visa issues with Swedish-born Finn and Danish-born Broxah, they’ve struggled to find their groove.

The reintroduction of Pobelter, a player with over nine years of experience in competitive League, could be what the team needs to find some momentum in the league. Rjs simply wasn’t pulling his weight.

Pobelter will return to the LCS when CLG face 100 Thieves on Friday, Feb. 26.

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