July 14, 2020

Origen adds Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński

Origen has acquired LEC veteran, Jakub “Jactroll” Skurzyński, from Team Vitality as a 6th member. Jactroll has represented Team Vitality since 2017 and competed at the 2018 World Championship with the team.

Martin “Deficio” Lynge, General Manager, Origen:

  • In Origen, we have a clear goal for 2020 – to make it to Worlds. After a disappointing 4-5 start in a very competitive LEC split, team staff and management spend the break on analyzing results, practice, and development. As we felt stuck in our progress, we spend the extra time in the break on testing a few options. On this basis we have made some changes and decided to make an addition to the team. We wanted a player with different strengths to supplement our current starters, to improve our roster for the 2nd half.
  • One player that everyone knew and felt comfortable with on relatively short notice was Jactroll. It was clear in our games that he brought a new style of communication to the team. He also showed great synergy with Upset during multiple stages and he was quickly integrated into the lineup, says Lynge.

Jactroll can step into the team from day one, which according to Lynge is important for the decision:

Martin “Deficio” Lynge, General Manager, Origen:

  • Jactroll is a player the coaches have followed for years. If we were going to add another member halfway through the regular season, then it had to be someone with LEC experience and clearly defined strengths & weaknesses, says Lynge.
  • We wanted someone who could step in immediately and have an impact on the team. Jactroll's champion pool adds new flexibility and the new voice and competition for the starting spot will have a positive effect on the team, Lynge comments.

Jactroll will replace Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw in the upcoming Week 5 games. Destiny is a valuable member of the Origen team and he will compete for the starting spot on equal terms with other players.

Jactroll has already joined the team in Copenhagen and will be starting in the upcoming game vs G2 Esports on Friday at 22:00 CEST