Martin "Rekkles" Larsson will start in Fnatic's Saturday EU LCS game against Misfits, according to an announcement from the team Friday.


The starting League of Legends lineup fielded by the team will include Rekkles in the bot lane, Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau in the top lane, Mads "Broxah" Brock-Pedersen in the jungle, Rasmus "Caps" Winther in the mid lane and Zdravets "Hylissang" Iliev Galabov on support.

Rekkles was first benched by Fnatic in June after shifts in the League of Legends meta game hurt the player's effectiveness in-game. He returned to the team's active roster Aug. 9, but hasn't managed to live up to previous performances. After being voted the EU LCS spring split MVP, Rekkles failed to make the All-Pro team in the summer split.


Despite, or perhaps in part because of Rekkles' absence, Fnatic managed to convincingly earn a first-place finish in the summer split. Three of its players — Broxah, Caps, and Hylissang - made the All-Pro team in a testament to the well-rounded strength of the roster.


Fnatic and Misfits are set to square off in the EU LCS semifinals Saturday at 11 a.m. EDT.


Photo courtesy of Fnatic