PEACE will be without their starting top laner and sixth man at the tournament in Iceland, and LEC veteran, MAD Lions' coach, and previous Worlds competitor Vizicsacsi has been named as a temporary substitute.
Vizicsacsi was a former top laner with Unicorns of Love, Schalke 04, and Splyce, where he developed a reputation for being tough as nails in lane and found success with his aggressive style. In 2019, he and Splyce advanced from their groups at Worlds, only to be defeated 3-1 in the quarterfinal stage by SKT T1 Telecom.
PEACE has found a surprising, but impressive stand-in for its top laner Apii, who was unable to meet the event's travel eligibility requirements. Vizicsacsi is a player with a great deal of experience, as well as the ability to put that expertise to good use. He had a brief but significant tenure as a coach with LEC winners MAD Lions, where he assisted in the development of their top laner Armut.
Peace is a freshly created organization that had a rocky 2021, playing without key members of their core lineup on multiple occasions and wallowing near the bottom of the LCO ladder at one point during the second split. However, after scraping into the playoffs, the team ran the gauntlet from the fifth place all the way to the Grand Final, winning four games and defeating Pentanet.GG to win the title and qualify for Worlds. If this group of players can grow together under the tutelage of their new top laner and leader Vizicsacsi, they may be able to make a name for themselves in the Worlds play-in stage this year.
PEACE's starting lineup for the Worlds 2021 play-ins is as follows:
Top lane: Vizicsacsi
Mid lane: Tally
The Worlds play-in stage will begin on October 5th, with play-in groups being picked today, September 22nd.