Mid-laner Emil “Larssen” Larsson has been called up to Rogue’s first team and will be taking part in the 2019 LEC Summer Split.
Larssen moves across from Rogue’s academy team, which recently won the Polish Ultraliga Season 1 and participated in the EU Masters.
UK League followers will know Larssen plied his trade in the UK scene, establishing himself as one of the best mid-laners in the ESL Premiership and UK Masters, where he played for the likes of ManaLight and MnM Gaming.
He won several Premierships with MnM and came very close to beating Renegades Banditos (before they became Misfits and reached the LCS) at Insomnia.
19-year-old Swedish player Larssen has always prioritised his studies over esports, and now he has finished all his studies (graduating in early June), it’s time for the mid-laner to focus on the LEC.
He joins the likes of Caedrel, Alphari, Maxlore, Kasing, Broxah and others who have played in the UK scene and are now in the LEC.
Finally official that i will play #LEC next split, waited a long time for this and i’m very very ready for it 🙂
— lars (@Larssen00) May 28, 2019
Larssen has also played for the likes of H2K, Diabolus, Wind and Rain and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
“Emil is next in line to continue the legacy of talented EU mid laners,” said Rogue’s head coach Simon “fredy122” Payne in this announcement post.
“I’m looking forward to the synergy between Inspired and Larssen. That was something that caught my eye while watching them play together in Ultraliga.”
The summer LEC split kicks off on June 7th.
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As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.