Astralis has officially announced that legendary top laner Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamas will be joining the starting lineup for the 2022 LEC Summer Split. The European organization celebrated the return of the veteran player via a tweet with a link to the official statement. Vizicsacsi will be a part of Astralis in the upcoming season, and he will replace Matti “WhiteKnight” Sormunnen.
“By adding Vizicscacsi to the team, we have a veteran player that understands what his role is on the team and can create an impact in team fights regardless of how many resources he is allocated. He has already shown incredible motivation – both on and off the rift – and has played at a high level for so long that he instinctively knows what to do in high-pressure situations. ” Astralis coach Bjorn Hansen said in the statement shared on the team’s official website.
Astralis will revamp the starting roster
Astralis had a tough season, finishing the regular split in last place with a heartbreaking 3-15 record. They were not able to qualify for the playoffs, and the starting roster underperformed, contrary to what fans expected before the season began. Astralis is now rebuilding the lineup by mixing young talents and veteran players to be a contender for the playoffs in the upcoming season. WhiteKnight, Zanzarah, promisq, and coach Dobey have already parted ways with Astralis. Oliver “Dajor” Ryppa, Kasper “Kobbe” Kobberup, and Kiss “Vizicsacsi” Tamas are the only three active players on the roster at the time of this writing. However, according to coach Hansen, there will be new faces in the Astralis jersey.
Vizicsacsi has played for teams like Schalke 04, Splyce, and Unicorns of Love in his long-standing LEC career. Splyce was where he became a legend with his unforgotten Poppy games. After his contract with Splyce expired in November 2019, Vizicsacsi announced his retirement from pro play. Tough, he returned to the stage as the Oceanian representative PEACE’s top laner at Worlds 2021. Vizicsacsi also took on the role of positional coach for MAD Lions to help İrfan “Armut” Tükek maximize his performance in the playoffs.