Today Supa Hot Crew confirmed that Wembley fill-in Raymond “Yerrow” Tsang will be taking over the support position for their foreseeable future in the League Championship Series, confirming a report from Esportsheaven.
“I feel very excited to play once again with Supa Hot Crew as it was such a incredible experience playing in the LCS,” said Tsang. “I hope I can exceed SHC’s expectations and be able to perform once again on stage without fail.”
Tsang replaced Bram “Wewillfailer” de Winter for the Wembley week due to exams keeping de Winter in Germany for the endeavour. But the move became more permanent when both the team and the player realized that their levels of commitment did not align.
“I want to explicitly state that the replacement of Bram had nothing to do with his attitude,” said Supa Hot Crew manager Michael “Michai” Schorr, putting to bed rumors that de Winter’s petulance, a bugaboo of his past discussed in a Riot Games short two weeks ago, was the reason for the move.
“[De Winter] came to us at a time where we needed a leader and he filled that role perfectly. The influence he brings along with his game knowledge and mechanical skill was obvious in the weeks he played for us. The only reason why we decided to take actions was that he cannot commit as much as both parties wanted.”
Tsang seems like the natural replacement after his solid play at Wembley, posting a 2/7/22 KDA line during the team’s 1-1 week. The team carefully calls this week another trial, but also labels Tsang their “first choice” and part of the “family”.
This is the second support change in as many months for Supa Hot Crew, who replaced the retiring Maxime “Migxa” Poinssot with de Winter just before the Summer Split of the LCS.
While he’ll no longer be part of the lineup, de Winter may still play a role with Supa Hot Crew. He is apparently considering a coaching or management position with the team.
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