Evil Geniuses Sign Vulcan To Its LoL Roster

Evil Geniuses Sign Vulcan To Its LoL Roster

League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) team, Evil Geniuses announced the signing of Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme on Tuesday, November 16.

League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) team, Evil Geniuses announced the signing of Philippe “Vulcan” Laflamme on Tuesday, November 16. The Canadian support player joins EG from Cloud9, who he played for two years.

Vulcan Leaves Cloud9

Vulcan has been officially announced as Evil Geniuses’ starting support for the 2022 season on Tuesday. He will be replacing Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun and will be leaving Cloud9 after two years.

Evil Geniuses will mark the 22-year-old support player’s eighth team of his LoL esports career. He started his journey into the professional LoL in 2015 and has later played for CLG Academy and Clutch Academy.

It wasn’t until November 2018 that Vulcan got his chance to compete in the LCS when he got promoted to Clutch Gaming’s main roster. Vulcan remained with Clutch Gaming for 11 months and saw reasonable success.

Even though Clutch Gaming never won a domestic title, they qualified for the 2019 LoL World Championship. But, unfortunately, the team failed to impress and crashed out of the tournament with a 0-6 record.

Following Clutch Gaming’s humiliating showing at the LoL Worlds, the team rebranded to Dignitas and initiated a roster overhaul. That led to the departure of Vulcan, who got picked up by Cloud9 for their LCS 2019 roster.

During his first split with Cloud9, Vulcan won both the LCS 2019 Spring regular season and playoffs. The team would go on to finish second in the summer split and land fourth in the playoffs.

In 2021, C9 got off to an even stronger start. They reached the finals of the Lock-In tournament and won both LCS 2021 Spring regular season and the Mid-Season Showdown.

Adding to that, C9 finished MSI 2021 in the top-six and claimed bronze at the LCS 2021 Championship. Yet, their most notable achievement came in October when C9 reached the 2021 LoL World Championship quarter-finals.

High Goals for Evil Geniuses

Vulcan will pair up with Evil Geniuses’ star ADC, Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki, who had a breakthrough last term. Although still only 17-years-of-age, Danny has established himself as a key player of EG in 2021.
Besides teaming up with

Danny, Vulcan will also get to play alongside a promising young mid laner Joseph “jojopyun” Pyun. The latter has been promoted to EG’s starting lineup from the Academy league and will take over for Daniele “Jiizuke” di Mauro.

Although a risky move, promoting an academy player into the LCS, the same decision had paid off for EG last season when they promoted Danny. That is why it makes a lot of sense for the team to sign an experienced player such as Vulcan to mentor the young talent.

Besides teaming up with two talented youngsters, Vulcan will also play alongside former world champion Jeong “Impact” Eon-young. Beyond that, EG have reportedly acquired Kacper “Inspired” Słoma as their new jungler

Inspired will join EG as one of the top European junglers of the 2021 season. As a player for Rogue, Inspired won the LEC 2021 Summer regular season and made it to the finals of the LEC 2021 Spring Playoffs.

Although a roster change that has been rumored before, the addition of Vulcan seems like the right call for Evil Geniuses, as the team looks to build a championship roster. Last term, Evil Geniuses came close to winning the LCS title and were billed by many as one of the dark horses to do so, but the team fell flat in the final stretch and finished the season in fifth-sixth place.

With the recent changes, Evil Geniuses built a team that can compete for the LCS title. And while a lot will come down to the performances of Danny, the addition of Vulcan will surely help the team enable their star ADC to show what he’s capable of.