1 January 2017 - 23:09

XPeke rumored to be returning to Origen starting lineup full-time

The team's founder is building a new lineup.
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Origen is reported to have finally signed its new lineup for the 2017 League of Legends season—and the team's most famous player is set to play a prominent role.

The team's founder Enrique "xPeke" Cedeno Martinez is set to reprise his role in the mid-lane for the team, according to a report from ESPN.

A part time member of the roster during 2016, xPeke also filled in at AD carry during the 2016 LCS Summer Split replacing Konstantinos "FORG1VEN" Tzortziou.

The team has also reportedly come to terms with Max "Satorius" Günther, Kim "Wisdom" Tae-wan, Erik "Tabzz" van Helvert, and Aleksi "Hiiva" Kaikkonen to complete their newly-overhauled lineup.

Origen were left needing to fill an entire roster as 2016 came to a close. Paul "sOAZ" Boyer and Maurice "Amazing" Stückenschneider left to join Fnatic, and the team parted ways with Augustas "Toaster" Ruplys, Glenn "Hybrid" Doornenbal, and Tristan "PowerOfEvil" Schrage who recently joined Misfits.

Coming off reaching the 2015 World Championship semifinal and a win at IEM San Jose, Origen had hoped for big things in 2016. After a second place finish in the Spring Playoffs it fell apart in the Summer Split, as the team finished ninth and were forced to play for their spot in the Promotion Tournament.

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