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Xerxe's found his rookie passion again with Astralis in LEC: 'I feel way better in EU'

After a brief slump in his competitive career, jungler Xerxe has found a new lease of life after returning to Europe to compete for Astralis in the LEC.

  • Posted on 23rd Jun, 2022 14:34 PM
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It’s been a rough few years in Andrei ‘Xerxe’ Dragomir’s League of Legends career. But he’s been given a new lease of life with his return to the LEC, where he’s looking to bring Astralis to their first-ever playoffs in Summer 2022.

But now he’s back in Europe, he explained how he feels like he’s getting his rookie years back again. A second shot at appreciating the excitement and the endless possibilities of playing on the European stage.

“I think I achieved a lot of the things I’d planned for myself when I first started going pro. I made it to Worlds, which was one of my main goals. But in a way I’m setting up these rookie goals again for myself right now, and I know I can reach them with the way I’m feeling about myself and about the game.”

Astralis’s next big challenge, in Xerxe’s eyes, will come in their match versus Rogue on June 26. Their 2-1 start in the LEC is a strong sign of things to come, but as he explains, “obviously we played the weaker teams, so we should not be too cocky.”

“But I also don’t think we should be scared of going against a team like Rogue.”

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