UPDATE 11/16: Rogue has confirmed both top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Paschu and support Adrian "Trymbi" Trybus will be joining the organization's main squad for the 2021 League of Legends European Championship season. Trymbi is being promoted from Ultraliga squad AGO Rogue, and Odoamne is donning a new jersey for the first time since joining FC Schalke 04 Esports before the start of the 2019 season. Rogue has confirmed these moves are pending approval from Riot Games.
According to a report by ESPN Esports' Jacob Wolf, Rogue is signing top laner Andrei "Odoamne" Paschu for the 2021 League of Legends European Championship season. In addition, the report states that Adrian "Trymbi" Trybus, who spent 2020 playing support for AGO ROGUE in EU Masters and the Ultraliga, will be promoted to Rogue's LEC roster in place of Oskar "Vander" Bogdan.
Finn "Finn" Wiestål, who has played for Rogue for the majority of its tenure as a LEC franchise and for the majority of 2020, has received criticism from fans and analysts alike for being his team's weakest point due to his limited champion pool. If Wolf's report holds true, it looks like Rogue agrees with these criticisms. Odoamne is not only a well-established veteran top laner, but his flexibility in terms of champion pool and stellar weak side play could make him an upgrade to Rogue.
Rogue has done an excellent job of enabling its mid laner Emil "Larssen" Larsson, a teamfighting maven who acts a linchpin in the success of Rogue's methodical, measured-out style, but aside from mid lane, jungler Kacper "Inspired" Słoma indexes the majority of his influence towards bot lane. Odoamne has been successful on multiple teams despite being left on an island, and this trait might be more important to Rogue than any perceived pure skill differential between Odoamne and Finn.
Rogue support Vander performed admirably alongside Steven "Hans Sama" Liv throughout 2020, including the team's appearance at Worlds, but it's hard to fault Rogue for going for a younger player in Trymbi if he is considered to be debut-ready in the LEC. The entirety of Rogue's success as an organization has been due to trusting in promoted young talent like Larssen and Finn, and Trymbi's performance in AGO ROGUE's 2nd place Ultraliga finish inspires confidence in his ability.
Rogue came up short at Worlds 2020, finishing in last place of the main event's Group B with a 1-5 record. Nonetheless, Rogue has succeeded as an organization that promotes domestic talent from within for the entirety of its time in the LEC.
If Rogue sees Trimbly as a viable replacement for Vander, then Odoamne would be a stylistic upgrade for the team based on how Rogue has played the game in 2020. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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