The League of Legends European Championship has unveiled its lineup of on-air talent for the 2021 season’s broadcasts. While it is mostly unchanged from 2020’s lineup, former pro player Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont and European Masters caster Dan ‘Foxdrop’ Wyatt join the team. As reported last week, Indiana ‘Froskurinn’ Black will not feature after declining to re-sign her contract with the LEC.
With staple names like Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere and Trevor ‘Quickshot’ Henry returning, fans can expect much of the same in terms of this season’s coverage of European LoL. However, many are excited at the new additions of Caedral and Foxdrop.
Caedral comes in off the back of a five-year competitive career in the European League of Legends scene, having played jungler for the likes of H2K, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and Excel. He first dipped his toes into broadcasting during the 2020 LEC Summer Playoffs, where he appeared as an analyst, before casting at the European Masters. He impressed enough to land himself a role on the talent team for LoL Worlds several weeks later.
Foxdrop returns for his second stint on the LEC broadcast team after previously appearing as a caster during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He makes his comeback after spending over a year commentating for EU Masters, the league sitting below the LEC.
Meet the onair talent for #LEC 2021!
— LEC (@LEC) January 18, 2021
While both Caedral and Foxdrop have certainly merited getting full-time gigs with the LEC, some have commented on the lack of diversity on the team, with host Sjokz and interviewer Laure ‘Bulii’ Valée now the only female members. While she describes the team as “amazing”, the outgoing Froskurrin also points out the lack of ethnic diversity, calling the lineup “blindingly white”.
The 2021 LEC Spring Split gets underway this week on Friday, January 22 with reigning champion G2 taking on MAD Lions.