The big day has come for the French LoL esports fans as Karmine Corp officially joins the LEC. After years of trying to secure a spot in the biggest European League, KCorp manages to buy out Astralis’ spot in the LEC.
The announcement comes with a chilling yet heartfelt video featuring Kamel “Kameto” Kebir, the organization’s co-owner and manager. It’s not time for the team in Blue to join the big league and bring all the hype they are known for in the LFL. Undeniably, this comes as huge news. Karmine Corp is one of the most popular european League of Legends teams, following G2 Esports and Fnatic.
A man's dream will never die.
— Karmine Corp (@KarmineCorp) October 18, 2023
Karmine Corp will have its debut in the LEC in 2024, in the first split after the Worlds 2023 end. After a successful year as an LFL and EUMasters champion, the team is eager to prove more.
Sadly, it seems that not all of the KCorp roster will be able to move to the LEC. Caliste is not fulfilling the minimum-age rule of Riot Games to join the league. Who would have thought that the team that Rekkles was playing in as an AD Carry a few years back would now be joining the LEC without a stable marksman?
It’s still a couple of months before the rosters for the next LEC season will be ready. KCorp has some time to finalize its roster and get ready to go against the powerhouses of Europe. As for Astralis, rumors want their spot to be worth at least 20 million euros. As a result, the organization is far from doomed without their LEC seat.
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