Rogue Are Reportedly Making Top Lane Changes For LEC 2024 Spring

10 Feb 2024
Tit Krajnik 10 Feb 2024
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  • Rogue are reportedly replacing their top laner for the next split
  • Mathias "Szygenda" Jensen is leaving the team
  • The 22-year-old will be replaced with a familiar face
Finn "Finn" Wiestål
According to recent reports, Rogue are in the process of making changes to their top lane ahead of the League of Legends EMEA Championship (LEC) 2024 Spring. While not confirmed yet, Mathias "Szygenda" Jensen is said to be leaving the team in the coming weeks.

Rogue's decision to swap their top laner comes following a disappointing start to the 2024 season, as the team finished the LEC 2024 Winter regular season in ninth place, with a 2-7 record. 

While the organisation has yet to publicly announce the change, Szygenda is reportedly getting replaced by former Astralis top laner Finn "Finn" Wiestål, who has been without a team since November 2023.

Finn Back To Rogue

Finn is a known name in the European League of Legends esports scene, having been an active player since January 2017 when he played for Magistra. He made his LEC debut with Rogue, who he joined in 2019, and spent nearly two years with the team before leaving for CLG in North America.

His stay in the LoL Championship Series (LCS) wasn't as successful as Finn had hoped, as he finished the LCS 2021 Spring in ninth and LCS 2021 Summer in 10th place. Still, despite failing to accomplish much in the LCS, Finn found a place at Excel Esports, which he joined for the 2022 season and helped the team reach both playoffs.

Last season, Finn played for Astralis, with whom he ended the LEC 2023 Spring Season in second place, but couldn't manage to accomplish much in the final stages of the splits. He ended the year with a ninth-place finish.

If the move is confirmed, Finn will re-join Rogue after three years and reunite with his former teammates, jungler Mark "Markoon" van Woensel and mid laner Emil "Larssen" Larsson. Finn played with Markoon during his stay at Excel Esports and Larsson during his first stint at Rogue.

Even though Finn hasn't seen much success with Excel or CLG, he helped Rogue win the LEC 2020 Summer, place third at the LEC 2020 Summer Playoffs, and qualify for the LoL World Championship 2020, where Rogue placed 13th-16th.

Finn's signing is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks, before the start of the LEC 2024 Spring Split in March 2024.