After spending three years away from the LCS, a North American League of Legends veteran is likely to be returning to the large stage in 2024.
Shopify Rise up has reportedly signed Tristan “Zeyzal” Stidam because the crew’s beginning help for subsequent season, based on esports reporter Sander Hove. The 24-year-old might be a part of the group’s debut within the league after buying the franchised slot of TSM this previous yr.
Zeyzal is a well-known face who’s most recognized for his time with Cloud9 in the course of the 2018 season, the place he helped the crew attain the 2018 World Championship semifinals. Since then, he has bounced across the NA scene, with varied stints with LCS, Academy, and novice groups alike, together with Evil Geniuses, Solafide Esports, C9 Challengers, and Disguised.
If Shopify Rise up’s latest strikes are accomplished, Zeyzal might be reuniting with former teammate Aaron “FakeGod” Lee, who additionally performed on Disguised’s Challenger roster in 2023. Each gamers will even be assembly with their former coach, Seong “Reven” Sang-hyeon, who they performed for throughout their time on Cloud9’s Challenger roster.
Though the group hasn’t been linked to many celebrity gamers this offseason, a mix of veteran expertise and promising prospects might shock some followers who’re underwhelmed by their reported roster. They may, nevertheless, have to interrupt by way of a number of powerhouse lineups in 2024 in the event that they want to actually make an impression of their first season collectively as a squad.