One in all North America’s finest League of Legends prospects may need lastly discovered a house within the LCS. Former 100 Thieves Academy jungler Shane Kenneth “Kenvi” Espinoza is reportedly signing with Immortals because the group’s latest jungler till the tip of 2024, in line with a report from blix.gg.
The staff additionally reportedly thought-about LCS veteran Svenskeren as a potential substitute, however ultimately opted for the youthful, extra inexperienced jungler.
Much like upstart rookies Jojopyun and Danny, Kenvi hasn’t been within the scene too lengthy. Nevertheless, he could possibly be one other participant to affix the brand new age of League gamers within the area. The 19-year-old professional has been touted by some analysts as the subsequent massive expertise to come back out of the beginner NA scene, and through his time with 100T, he has proven a ton of potential throughout quite a lot of completely different tournaments.
For instance, he led all gamers in kills through the 2022 NA Academy Spring Split, the 2022 Spring Proving Grounds, and was second through the 2021 NA Academy Summer Split, in line with Oracle’s Elixir. He has proficiency on a mess of champions, together with picks like Viego, Lee Sin, Kindred, and Graves.
Immortals, however, is on the lookout for a recent slate after a disappointing last-place end through the 2022 Spring Cut up. The staff instantly dropped a handful of its beginning roster, together with AD carry Wildturtle, help Future, and European jungler Xerxe.
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Kenvi could be becoming a member of a roster with a brand new backside lane duo with former Golden Guardians marksman Misplaced and former Evil Geniuses help IgNar, together with PowerOfEvil and Revenge within the solo lanes. There could be a great quantity of stress for this younger star to carry out—if there stories are true—particularly after the success that EG has seen with their very own rookie prospects.
The 2022 LCS Summer time Cut up is ready to start this coming June.