Fnatic top laner Adam "Adam" Maanane has won the LEC 2021 Rookie of the Summer Split award. The LEC announced the news Friday, Aug. 27. Rookie of the split is voted on by a panel of experts that include players & coaches, journalists, Riot staff, and talent from other national broadcasts.
Adam entered the team prior to the start of the Summer split, moving veteran top laner Gabriël "Bwipo" Rau to the jungle for Fnatic. The team's previous jungler, Oskar "Selfmade" Boderek was traded away in this roster move to Team Vitality.
The addition of Adam to the Fnatic roster propelled them to immediate success in comparison to their Spring split. The team ended the regular season this Summer with two more wins, and have now qualified to the 2021 League of Legends World Championship with their recent landmark victory over G2 Esports in the third round of the loser's bracket. Many analysts contribute this success to Adam's signature aggressive playstyle, who was also awarded player of the game in their series against G2.
This weekend, Adam and Fnatic play Rogue in the LEC semifinals in order to determine who will face off against MAD Lions in the final round. Fnatic has not won a LEC Championship since 2018. They look to correct this history by riding the wave of their Summer success.