Schalke 04 installed Thomas “Kirei” Yuen as jungler in advance of the LEC Summer Split.
Kirei, 24, replaces Erberk “Gilius” Demir, who was moved into a substitute role. The team said Wednesday that the 24-year-old Gilius has been given permission to seek another opportunity.
“Really excited to be part of schalke and i’m grateful for this opportunity to compete again in the #LEC,” Kirei tweeted Wednesday. “looking forward to next split im hyped”
S04 was 9-9 in the 2021 LEC Spring Split regular season but lost 3-1 to finalists Rogue in the lower bracket playoffs.
Kirei most recently played with GamersOrigin and in the Misfits organization.
The S04 roster now consists of Kirei, from the Netherlands; Germans Gilius and Sergen “Broken Blade” Celik; Ilias “Nuclearint” Bizriken of France; Matus “Neon” Jakubcik of Slovakia; and Dino “LIMIT” Tot of Croatia.
The Summer Split is scheduled to begin June 11.
–Field Level Media