It’s official—Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński has joined Origen.
The former Team Vitality support player will be replacing Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw for week five of the 2020 LEC Summer Split. He’ll play in his first matches for the organization against Misfits Gaming and G2 Esports.
Destiny will compete for the starting support position on “equal terms” with Jactroll and function as a sixth member of the team, according to Origen.
The decision to acquire Jactroll halfway through the regular season aligns with the team’s goal to make it to Worlds. Origen are fifth in the standings with a 4-5 record right now after struggling to contend with the top dogs in the league.
We are pleased to welcome @Jactroll as a 6th member of Origen 💙
Jactroll has joined the squad in Copenhagen and will compete vs G2 Esports on Friday!
— Origen (@origengg) July 14, 2020
Deficio said he’s a player everyone knew and felt “comfortable” with and he brings a new style of communication to the team. He also has great synergy with ADC Elias “Upset” Lipp and has quickly “integrated into the lineup,” according to Deficio.
Jactroll was Vitality’s starting support player during the 2020 LEC Spring Split. But after finishing the regular season in last place, he was replaced by Pierre “Steeelback” Medjaldi.
During his team’s struggles, the 22-year-old hasn’t looked great, but that could also be said for a few of his other teammates as well. A more veteran European presence could be what Origen has been looking for, though.
Jactroll was Vitality’s starting support during the 2020 LEC Spring Split, where his team stumbled to a last-place finish during the regular season. The veteran support also only played 10 games during the split. He was swapped out for Steeelback in eight games but no improvements were seen.
Eventually, Vitality opted to start 18-year-old Labrov from BIG Clan, alongside a handful of younger rookies to complete the lineup. The team hasn’t wowed many critics just yet, however, since they’re also stuck tied for fifth in the Summer Split with a 4-5 record.
Origen’s Destiny hasn’t looked so hot in the past couple of weeks, feeding in multiple games while his ADC Upset was playing very safe. He looked lackluster on most champions with the exception of a couple of ones. While the community perception of this acquisition was not high, Jactroll is regarded as one of the most tryhard people in the scene. Hopefully, his work pays off and he can prove his doubters wrong.