Former Splyce top laner Vizicsacsi is making his comeback to the professional League of Legends scene by joining MAD Lions as the team's newest positional coach for the 2021 LEC playoffs, after spending more than a year away from the league.
The experienced Hungarian last competed in the LEC in 2019, when he competed alongside Xerxe, Humanoid, Kobbe, and Tore in the 2019 World Championship. He reached it to the knockout stage before being ousted by Faker, Teddy, and the rest of the SK Telecom T1 squad.
Vizicsacsi had a long career in the league, playing for numerous top-tier clubs like Unicorns of Love and Schalke 04. Even though he didn't win an LEC title, he retained his reputation as one of the region's most reliable top laners. He announced his retirement from professional baseball at the conclusion of 2019 because he "didn't feel like [he] had the desire and ambition to proceed into the future years anymore."
He'll now aim to pass on his experience to MAD Lions' standout top laner Armut, as the team prepares to defend their crown against the competition. In terms of productivity and numbers, Armut has had a bit of a split this season. According to Oracle's Elixir, he currently has the fourth-most kills but the second-most deaths among LEC top laners.
Armut also contributes just 56.5 percent of his team's total kills, the lowest on the squad and fifth-most in his role. In the end, he hasn't had an explosive season to showcase his abilities, but his squad still plays well together in the final parts of games.
With so much expertise, Vizicsacsi should be able to help Armut and the rest of the MAD Lions with drafting and strategy on the top side of the map. He's also familiar with Humanoid from his experience with Splyce, which might help.
On Saturday, August 14th, you can see MAD Lions compete as they face G2 Esports.