October 27, 2023
LoL support player Norman “Kaiser” Kaiser, who spent one year on Team Vitality, is reportedly set to join Team Heretics for the LEC 2024 season. Kaiser has been playing in the premiere LoL European competition for four years and has won two LEC titles in the past. However, his performance declined in the 2023 season, finishing last in the LEC 2023 Summer Split with Team Vitality.
According to esports journalist Alejandro Gomis, Kaiser will be leaving the French organization to join Team Heretics, where he will team up with current bot lane player Victor “Flakked” Lirola Tortosa. This move aligns with the announcement made by the current TH support player Mertai “Mersa” Sari, who stated that he is exploring options for 2024.
Team Heretics, a Spanish organization, had a challenging 2023 season, finishing at the bottom of the standings for two out of the three LEC splits. However, they showed improvement in the Summer Split after adding French mid laner Vincent “Vetheo” Berrié and Flakked to their roster. With Kaiser joining the team, they hope to bring more aggression and playmaking to their already explosive lineup. Kaiser's experience will also benefit the younger players on the team.
While it is unclear if Team Heretics plans to make other roster moves, the contracts of the other four players will expire in November 2024, according to the League global contract database. The transfer window for the 2023 offseason will open on Tuesday, November 21.
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