Sacre to move to SK Gaming’s LEC roster, swap with Werlyb
SK Gaming have announced that they have moved Toni “Sacre” Sabalić to the LEC lineup, effective May 22. They have also moved Jorge “Werlyb” Casanovas to SK Gaming Prime, the academy lineup.
The decision follows Sacre’s strong showing at the European Masters’ 2019 spring tournament. There, he showed a dominant side during from the play-in stage to the finals, where SK Prime lost 0-3 to Misfits Premier. “The meta currently fits his playstyle better and after an astounding performance throughout EU Masters Spring, we felt he deserves the chance to prove himself on the highest level,” noted SK Gaming’s coaching staff on the team’s announcement.
The player was also part of SK Gaming’s playoff lineup after Werlyb met setbacks with the coaching staff. Those difficulties, related to the passing of Werlyb’s grandfather, drove a wedge between the two parties as the coaches believed that he would not be fully focused on his quarterfinal matchup against Splyce (1:3).
Werlyb reacted with surprise to the news of his swap to the academy lineup. However, he noted that Sacre “deserved” the opportunity to start in the LEC. With him on the lineup, SK Gaming (9W-9L) defied expectations and reached the playoffs in their first split since the LCS era.