Vizicsacsi & Hylissang “Very Unlikely” to Join Optic Gaming, Future of the Duo Still Undecided

When it first was reported that the Unicorns of Love trio Romain Bigeard, Toplaner Vizicsacsi and Support veteran Hylissang would join future NA LCS team Optic Gaming, many fans were left in shock.

Since then, The Shotcaller has worked with several sources related to the Unicorns of Love, Optic Gaming, and the journalist who previously broke the story on the potential transfer, in order to give you an update on the situation.

As it stands, it seems “very unlikely” that Vizicsacsi and Hylissang will join Optic Gaming in the NA LCS, according to these sources.

The primary reason for this is that Optic Gaming was allegedly only interested in picking up the Toplaner, but the two come at a “package deal”. Using two import slots right from the start was apparently too much of a risk for the organization.

That said, it is uncertain whether the two EU LCS veterans will remain at the Unicorns of Love either. The European team is still in contact with the two players, but due to the monetary discrepancy between the EU and NA LCS, it seems “unlikely” they’ll remain with the European team.

Whether a different NA or EU LCS team will be willing to pick up both of these players at the same time, remains to be seen.

Vizicsacsi has established himself as one of the key players on the European roster: He led the Unicorns to the EU LCS Spring Split Finals of 2017 and received the MVP award for the same split. Hylissang, on the other hand, has been praised for his shotcalling abilities.

The Unicorns of Love have previously announced that their 2018 League of Legends roster will be formed around the coach Sheepy, Midlaner Exileh and ADC Samux. While it seems likely that Vizicsacsi and Hylissang will end up leaving the team, there haven’t been any official updates on Xerxe’s situation.

For future updates on this and other transfer rumors, consider following The Shotcaller on Twitter.

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Darius Matuschak

Darius is an esports journalist trying to nurture esports culture whenever possible. He got into esports while finishing his Bachelor in Journalism, and has been a regular EU LCS attendee since January 2017.

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