Team BDS are ready to enter 2022 LEC Spring with a mix of Karmine Corp and Schalke 04 players.

Team BDS, the newest team to join the LEC in 2022, has officially revealed their lineup going into Spring, with a mixture of former Karmine Corp and Schalke 04 talent as they embark on a journey to Worlds 2022.

Who is on the new Team BDS lineup?

BDS has brought on the Karmine Corp duo of Cinkrof and xMatty in 2021 to build off of Schalke 04’s LEC lineup by maintaining midlaner Nuclearint and Support Limit to play in 2022.

The new roster announcement also signifies a return back to former teammates for ex-Fnatic top laner Adam, who enjoyed a breakout year in 2021 LEC Summer. Under the Fnatic banner, Adam became known for his team-oriented playstyle and abilities on Bruiser’s like Darius. 

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – OCTOBER 17: Team Fnatic walks on stage at the League of Legends World Championship Groups Stage on October 17, 2021, in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Riot Games)

His play helped Fnatic make an inspiring run in the 2021 LEC Summer Playoffs where they battled their way from 5th in the regular season to the LEC finals and ultimately Worlds 2021. 

Now, Adam looks to utilize his experience gained on Fnatic to lead a young BDS lineup towards victory.

The combination of both Karmine Corp and Schalke 04 will make it so that there are already pre-existing relationships moving forward into 2022. Looking to usurp some of the preseason favorites, BDS is looking to likely build on a young talented team through the acquisition of longtime G2 Esports head coach GrabbZ.

Who won the LEC offseason going into 2022?

Team BDS was announced to have acquired the LEC slot of Schalke 04, following the latter’s inability to maintain a LEC slot due to their soccer team’s relegation from Bundesliga, Germany’s professional soccer league.

Schalke 04, FC Schalke sell, Team BDS
Schalke 04 are the team that Team BDS has replaced in the LEC. They will still host a team in the European League.

BDS is one of the final LEC teams to make their lineup official heading into the 2022 LEC Spring Split. The only team in the LEC not fully confirmed is Misfits. They are speculated to build around Hiirit, Vander, and Vetheo going into 2022. 

With most LEC teams having announced their lineup, who do you believe won the LEC offseason? What are your thoughts on the new BDS lineup and their chances next year in 2022? Let us know what you think.


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