Sources confirm MAD Lions ADC Carzzy's 3-year deal with Team Vitality
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Former MAD Lions bot laner Matyáš “Carzzy” Orság has reached a verbal agreement with Team Vitality for a three-year deal, sources confirmed to Upcomer on Friday. The 19-year-old bot laner played his past two seasons with League of Legends European Championship team MAD Lions and was recently knocked out of the League of Legends World Championship in a 3-0 quarterfinal loss to DWG KIA. Dot Esports broke the news Friday and also reported that MAD will look for a replacement in the European Regional Leagues.

With MAD, Carzzy won back-to-back LEC playoff titles in 2021 and has appeared on the international stage three times; twice at Worlds and once at the Mid-Season Invitational. At both international events in 2021, his team lost to DWG KIA.

Carzzy will join his former bot lane duo in Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis, sources said. Upcomer confirmed the pair will stay with Vitality through the 2022 season and possibly further. The two previously played together in the PRM Pro Division in Germany for Berlin International Gaming. With Labrov, Carzzy won the European Masters 2019 summer tournament with BIG Esports and Astralis’ Matti “WhiteKnight” Sormunen.

Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek, who extended his contract through 2022 in September, will also join Vitality, sources said. The rest of Vitality’s roster, mainly their solo laners, is still up in the air. Esportsmaniacos reported former Cloud9 mid laner Luka “Perkz” Perković and Team Liquid top laner Barney “Alphari” Morris will join Vitality as well, though the moves will not be official until League of Legends free agency opens at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 15. Vitality’s current solo laners, Adam “LIDER” Ilyasov, Enzo “SLT” Gonzalez and Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen, are contracted through 2022 and 2023, according to the Global Contract Database.

Carzzy last appeared for MAD Lions in Worlds 2021 and drew criticism for his performance from a person within the organization claiming to be a part-owner. This led to a social media outcry in response, and a subsequent statement from MAD Lions. Carzzy responded to the criticism with a curt “lol.”

The bot laner had three teams vying for his talents for next season, according to Dot: G2 Esports, Vitality and MAD Lions.

Alejandro Gomis contributed reporting to this article.

Declan is an esports journalist and part-time editor for Upcomer. He is an avid gamer and League of Legends player. You can find him at the bottom of the leaderboard in most games or on Twitter.
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