LEC franchise Excel Esports and top laner Felix "Kryze" Hellström are reportedly in advanced negotiations for a contract extension, according to sources close to Jaxon.
The terms of the deal are unknown.
Kryze joined Excel in May 2020 and played three splits with the organization, missing the playoffs by one game in each one of them. In the 2021 LEC summer split, Excel Esports finished with a 7W-11L record, leaving them once again one game short of sixth place.
In addition, according to a recent report from Esportmaniacos, and as confirmed by Jaxon's’ sources, head coach Joey “Youngbuck” Steltenpool will also return to the organization after singing a multi-year contract.
Fuentes: YoungBuck renovará con Excel Esports y seguirá siendo el Head Coach para las próximas temporadas— Alejandro Gomis (@anonimotum) September 8, 2021
Sources: YoungBuck will renew with Excel Esports and will continue to be the Head Coach for upcoming seasonshttps://t.co/uzkRS44VXe pic.twitter.com/gUEecOeGPS
Currently, Excel Esports have two players under contract: Markoon and Advienne. If Kryze's contract extension goes through, XL would secure three players out of five as well as their head coach, with the mid lane and AD carry spots left to fill.