Evil Genius has promoted Academy ADC Kaori into the main roster to replace top player Danny.
The team had on Tuesday announced that Danny wouldn’t be available for subsequent games as he battles mental health issues.
It is now an opportunity for the academy ADC to step onto the LCS stage for the first time.
Thus, Kaori will be the new face that will be joining the reigning LCS champions. He is expected to t tory help them advance to what could be their second consecutive title.
Although many fans still see the announcement on Danny as surprising, the show must continue as they will fill in for him for the duration of the LCS Championship.
After three years of competing in the Turkish League scene, where he resides, Kaori joined EG Academy.
He had prove his mettle on the roster of teams like SuperMassive Esports and Istanbul Wildcats. Kaori had successfully reached the top of the TCL ladder on multiple occasions.
The responsibility of an ADC on the main roster is now being given to him in his first year in the NA Academy scene, where he had the opportunity to lane alongside multi-year LCS veteran Smoothie.
As expected, the EG Academy struggled immensely throughout the year in the team that finished eighth in the Spring Split and ninth in the Summer Split.
Despite the team failing to break through the top 10 in both Proving Grounds competitions, Kaori found great success with his performance in the seasons of Champions Queue this year, recently ending 16th in the Summer Season.
Since he has not had the opportunity of competing on the LCS stage before, it has finally arrived this upcoming weekend.
He will have to help EG record success in their fight in the LCS Championship against 100 Thieves in the lower bracket finals on Saturday, September 10.
Should EG succeed, they will meet Cloud9 in the finals the next day.
EG are expected to go into the game under less pressure, having already earned their spot at this year’s World Championship alongside these two teams.
Written by Oladipupo Mojeed