Today, Astralis announce the signing of Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir as he returns as jungler for our LEC team. Xerxe played for Astralis briefly from September to November 2020 and returns as jungler for the 2022 LEC Summer Split after three splits in Immortals in the North-American LCS.
Baltat 'AOD' Alin-Ciprian, Head Coach for Astralis League of Legends:
- I worked with Xerxe previously, and part of the coaching staff knows him from before, which swayed our decision towards him when the opportunity arose. Xerxe made his debut in 2016, and here, six years later, he is still playing at the highest level, which speaks volumes about his quality as a player. You simply can't deny his raw skill.
- Furthermore, he is a very creative player with a lot of curveballs he can throw, starting from draft, which opens up many possibilities in our team's playstyle and our approach to the game.
- While talking to him during our interviews, it was also clear that Andrei is super motivated to write a new page and prove that he is much more than the previous splits have shown. We can't wait to see him perform in the LEC again, says Coach AoD.
Xerxe will make his return to the LEC in the first match of the Summer Split, pending Riot approval. Starting date is still to be announced.