Sources: Labrov will return to Team Vitality through 2022
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Team Vitality support Labros “Labrov” Papoutsakis will remain with the team through 2022 and is in the process of completing negotiations to extend his contract further, sources told Upcomer on Thursday.

Labrov would become part of a new look for Vitality, as a report from Esportmaniacos claims that mid laner Luka “Perkz” Perković and top laner Barney “Alphari” Morris are set to join them in the League of Legends European Championship. They would replace Adam “LIDER” Ilyasov and Mathias “Szygenda” Jensen in the starting roles, respectively.

With a separate report confirming that Oskar “Selfmade” Boderek will stay with the team, these roster moves would fill every position on Vitality except for their bot laner, though sources also said the team is close to a decision for that position.

The League of Legends free agency period opens at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 15, which is when all teams can begin making official signings and complete transactions.

Labrov first joined Vitality as a rookie in 2020 and eventually established himself as one of the best supports in the LEC. Vitality finished the LEC 2021 summer split in sixth place, which was enough to qualify for the playoffs where they fell in the first round of the loser’s bracket, 2-3, to Fnatic. This improved on a 10th place finish during the spring split, which saw them miss the playoffs entirely.

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