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Just cancelled it: As Caedrel joins Excel as content creator, playoff chances sent crashing


As Excel Esports were on the brink of making the LEC playoffs for the first time in history, they were on the verge of breaking the curse that had afflicted them since 2019.

Marc “Caedrel” Lamont had one job: not to join Excel Esports. Not to join the team where he finished outside the playoffs—many times in seventh place—four splits in a row.

But he cancelled it.

After Excel Esports leaked footage live from Caedrel’s nightmares, Riot’s prediction programs reacted in kind: Excel were once heavily favored to make the playoffs—so heavily they could see the playoff stage dreams become reality.

But as former LEC commissioner and current Riot Games Head of Esports in EMEA Maximillian Peter “MAXtheX” Schmidt attests, things have taken a turn for the worst. Not the worse, the worst.

Jokes aside, congratulations Caedrel! And no, Excel aren’t doomed.

Or are they…