Jezu Will Not Play In LEC Next Season

SK Gaming’s League of Legends ADC player Jean “Jezu” Massol will not play in the LoL European Championship Series (LEC) in 2023. The 22-year-old French pro announced the news on Monday, November 7, suggesting that this is new news.

Jezu Out Of SK Gaming

On Monday, Jezu made a Twitter post where he unveiled that he will be leaving the LEC next season, confirming that he is no longer a part of SK Gaming’s plan going forward.

“Until the end, I thought I was in LEC,” said Jezu on social media.

The post confirms that SK Gaming is looking for – or has already found – a new ADC player to represent the organization in 2023. And while it’s yet to be announced how will replace Jezu in SK Gaming’s bottom lane, we can expect to get the news in the coming days.

Jezu’s announcement that he will not play in the LEC also confirms that other European League of Legends teams either weren’t interested in signing him or have already found a new ADC. Most notable teams who have yet to reveal who will play the ADC role in 2023 include Fnatic, Team BDS, and Team Vitality, who have all likely made a verbal agreement with an ADC player for the next season.

Jezu’s news also came off as a bit of a shock for the LoL community and an unfortunate turn of events for a player who has only recently started to show promise. However, as it was evident last season, Jezu still needs a bit more time to mature into a proper star ADC – which he likely won’t get in 2023.

On a more positive note, even though Jezu won’t be a part of any team for the LEC 2023 Spring, he might return to pro play in summer split, or possibly try to join a team competing in the European Regional Leagues. As of now, however, there are no updates on Jezu’s future.

A Promising Start In LEC

Jezu started his LoL esports career in August 2018 with Omerix, who he played for nearly a year and saw a lot of success in some lesser events. He later played for Mixite Enter Amis and TrainHard eSports, and after proving himself in lesser leagues, Jezu got picked up by Misfits Premier, with who he achieved a lot of success in the French LFL league.

In his first split with Misfits Premier, Jezu claimed silver from LFL 2020 Spring and finished third in the playoffs.

Misfits Premier continued with strong showings and qualified for the European Masters Summer, where they finished top eight, added another runner-up finish in LFL 2022 Summer, a bronze medal from the LFL Summer Playoffs, and won the LFL 2020 Finals.

Jezu’s success in the LFL caught the attention of LEC teams, namely SK Gaming, who signed him as a part of the 2021 roster.

Jezu has helped SK Gaming reach the LEC 2021 Spring Playoffs with a sixth-place finish in the regular season. And while reaching the playoffs marked a huge achievement for SK, Jezu and his crew couldn’t make it past the eventual finalists, Fnatic and crashed out in sixth place.

In LEC 2021 Summer, SK Gaming finished ninth with a 5-13 record and missed the playoffs. But despite a disappointing finish to the split, SK kept Jezu for the 2022 season.

Unfortunately, SK Gaming failed to find any traction in the 2022 season, as the team finished the spring and summer splits in eighth place, both with a 7-11 record.

The lack of success expectedly led SK Gaming to look for roster changes, including freshening up the bottom lane. However, it remains to be seen who will replace Jezu and if SK Gaming will look to make further roster changes.