Former Karmine Corp head coach Yanis “Striker” Kella sparked controversy on Jan. 8 after he talked about conduct points and divergence of opinions as causes for parting methods with Martin “Rekkles” Larsson in the course of the 2023 League of Legends offseason.
After a 2022 season the place the staff failed to satisfy expectations, Rekkles left Karmine Corp to return with Fnatic on Dec. 15. And now that he’s transferring on with LEC’s Team BDS, former coach Striker talked about Rekkles as a motive why Karmine Corp’s efficiency stagnated in Summer in a Q&A reside session on Twitch.
Karmine and Rekkles mutually stated his signing was a “long-term” determination firstly of the yr, nevertheless it appeared the dream was lower quick. Striker stated the teaching employees didn’t want to proceed with Rekkles for the 2023 season resulting from a divergence of opinions.
The former head coach additionally talked about repeated behavioral points that led them to alert Rekkles, however that the teaching employees wasn’t capable of totally take motion to repair them.
“If you bench him, you can’t transfer him the following season, because people understand he’s problematic. There were no fit solution for the ongoing year nor the offseason,” he stated on Twitter.
Following backlash from followers, he then alluded to occurrences the place Rekkles would “disrespect” the employees (“someone who [paid his] salary”) by refusing to play scrims or attend team-building occasions, equivalent to “joining a team dinner because [his] cab wasn’t here when he left the airport.”
In the reside session, he talked about destructive conduct and lack of motivation as causes for the staff stagnating within the Summer Split, in addition to divergence of opinions by way of technique, equivalent to choosing Yuumi within the bot lane.
He stated Hantera wasn’t in opposition to this determination, however that “other negative reactions” within the staff pushed him towards different champions. He additionally confirmed the staff struggled with shotcalling within the bot lane. When these points arose, the staff would begin to tumble.
“I tried to battle negativity because it didn’t enable performance, especially towards the end of Spring. It proved useful since we won the EUM, even if Summer didn’t go as well,” he defined.
Rekkles and Karmine Corp have but to talk on the matter. Meanwhile, the staff nonetheless has to formally reveal its official 2023 roster for the LFL, which is deliberate to kick off in a single week. According to rumors, solely prime laner Cabochard and mid laner Saken will stay on the staff.
Striker will function an assistant coach for Team BDS within the 2023 LEC Winter Season, which begins on Jan. 21.