Sources: Vodafone Giants to sign Maxlore as jungler, Stend as support
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Vodafone Giants has entered a verbal agreement with former Moviestar Riders jungler Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian, and support Paul “Stend” Lardin, according to Upcomer’s sources. Maxlore and Stend will start for the organization in the LVP SuperLiga 2022 season.

Maxlore first joined Moviestar Riders in 2020, after playing nearly half a year with Munster Rugby as their starting jungler. With Moviestar Riders, he placed first in the LVP SuperLiga 2021 summer regular season and qualified for playoffs before dropping out in the semifinals, against Vodafone Giants.

Maxlore made himself known as a top European jungler while playing for Misfits from 2017 to 2019. He was a member of the iconic 2017 Misfits lineup that took SK Telecom T1 (now T1) to five games during the 2017 League of Legends World Championship quarterfinals in China.

Upcomer’s sources confirmed a report by Esportmaniacos, stating that support Paul “Stend” Lardin is set to sign with Vodafone Giants as well.

Stend is a French support with experience playing in La Ligue Française’s (LFL) second division. He recently played with Team Oplon for the LFL promotion tournament, where he qualified. Prior to that, he played support for LDLC OP’s academy team, TP Adequat Academy.

The stats to back it up

Looking back at recent performances, both Maxlore and Stend deserved their moves to Vodafone Giants. During the LFL promotion tournament, Stend had the highest experience differential, at 10 minutes out of all supports at 113, according to Oracle’s Elixir. He also had the highest earned gold per minute, at 117. His most played champion at the tournament was Rakan with four games, where he earned a kill participation rating of 78.6%.

Maxlore had the highest kills deaths and assists ratio (KDA) out of all junglers in the LVP SuperLiga 2021 summer regular season, at 5.6 according to Oracle’s Elixir. He also had the highest experience differential at 10 minutes (205) and the highest creep score differential at 10 minutes (5.1).

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