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Shubh Dangi | 23. September 2022

All eyes on the rookie: Kaori will be Evil Geniuses AD carry at Worlds 2022

As the young phenomenon Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki shows no signs of returning, the upcoming League of Legends Worlds 2022 will witness the debut of rookie AD Carry Muhammed Hasan “Kaori” Şentürk with Evil Geniuses. 

Evil Geniuses Academy AD carry Muhammed Hasan “Kaori” Şentürk will take the spot of the star AD carry Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki in the starting lineup at the upcoming League of Legends Worlds 2022, the organization announced today. It’s unclear, though, whether Kaori will serve as EG’s primary ADC throughout Worlds or if Danny will eventually re-join the lineup.

Kaori was signed by EG in the 2022 offseason to serve as their new academy bot laner after spending the first four years of his professional career in Turkey. At the LCS Championship finals, the 21-year-old rookie marksman took over as EG’s bot laner in place of the team’s starting AD Carry Danny. In the two games he played on Lucian versus the 100 Thieves, the budding prodigy displayed bursts of aggression and superb game sense.

 

The Turkish player outperformed everyone’s expectations, giving EG fans faith that the team will be fine without Danny, despite the fact that the team lost the series in a tight five-game match. Kaori recorded a combined 22/9/15 scoreline over the course of the five games, which is excellent for a debut, especially when it occurs in a competitive game like the LCS final against a tough team like 100T.

EG Danny might miss the Worlds 2022

After EG’s match against Team Liquid, Danny, one of the youngest players on the roster, made the decision to take a break from competitive gaming due to mental health issues. He has been a significant factor in EG’s success as well as League’s amusement ever since his arrival. The kill-monger holds the title of King of Pentakills in addition to being one of the most consistent LCS players. With a KDA of 7.54 on average throughout the regular Summer season, the player was the backbone of the EG roster.

His performance, however, appeared to deteriorate during the LCS Summer Playoffs, and he even recorded 11 deaths in a match against Team Liquid before exiting the field. The young rookie and EG will start their World’s journey in the Play-ins as the LCS third seed, where they will compete in Group A alongside other popular teams such as Fnatic, Beyond Gaming, DetonationFocusMe, LOUD, and Chief Esports Club. With 12 teams competing, Play-in, which begins on September 29, will be the first stage of the competition. Only two teams will advance to the group stage.

Header: Colin Young-Wolff via ESPAT/Riot Games