Elias “Upset” Lipp will not be able to go with Fnatic in the group stage matches of the 2021 World Championship due to personal reasons.
Fnatic’s main ADC at this year’s Worlds, Elias “Upset” Lipp, has returned to his home country of Germany. And will not be playing for the esports team at this year’s Worlds until “informed.” latest from you,” Fnatic announced the player’s sudden absence on the team’s Twitter. Now, his replacement will be Louis “Bean” Schmitz – a young talent from the Academy team and will play during this guy’s absence.
The Upset was “forced to return home” after he said there was “an urgent family matter.” The team’s announcement to fans also confirmed that he would still return. But “until further notice about the situation.” Currently, Fnatic is preparing to start their group stage at Worlds when the group stage is over. And the teams that make it to the group stage will have an extra day to rest and discuss tactics.
Gunner Bean, who replaced Upset, has only practiced with the team once. Bean played for Fnatic Rising in the NLC last year, and now he is carrying the burden of the official team in the upcoming matches. And Bean is also a talented young AD carry in the tournament he attended.
Fnatic had a successful season in the LEC. Creating a near-undefeated position in the Spring and Summer LEC, and that’s when they met the MAD Lions. Upset has shone as one of the LEC’s best AD carry and also the most impactful player. Now fans will have to wait for more information about this AD carry guy’s re-attendance to Worlds.
It is considered a loss for FNC when the group stage of Worlds 2021 will officially start (October 11). FNC’s opponent is HLE, the 4th seed of the LCK region coming up from the warm-up round. Losing the Upset until the end of the group stage can make it difficult for FNC when the bot lane duo is considered a win condition for the LEC representative.
Now, Hylissang will side with the brand new name Bean, who previously played for Fnatic Rising. The match against HLE was also Bean’s first appearance at a major tournament.
The most outstanding achievement in Bean’s career is two times reaching the NLC final. And one time attending the EU Masters final, but his Fnatic Rising lost to Karmine Corps.
After the match against HLE, FNC will face RNG and PSG. With Upset absent, FNC’s main roster currently consists of top laner Adam “Adam” Maanane, jungler Gabriel “Bwipo” Rau. Mid-laner Yasin “Nisqy” Dincer, AD carry Louis “Bean” Schmitz, and support Zravets. “Hylissang” Iliev Galabov and coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi.
To come to Worlds 2021, FNC went through a tough play-off period of the Summer LEC. The team starting the journey from the losing bracket, coach YamatonCannon’s army defeated Team Vitality, Misfits Gaming, G2 Esports, and Rogue in turn to reach the grand final. However, FNC suffered a 1-3 defeat to the MAD Lions and went to Iceland as the 2nd seed.