Jankos, the new jungler for Heretics, spoke on the early phase of the match with his colleagues over the weekend on broadcast.

According to Jankos, the LEC squad has been formally practicing together for a few days and will be playing other teams in scrimmages in the upcoming weeks. On an as-yet-undetermined day in January, the winter season of the new League of Legends EMEA Championship kicks off. That will serve as the lineup’s first test as part of Riot Games’ new regional competitive structure.

The Heretics roster is an intriguing jumble of components. The team’s foundation in the jungle is the longstanding LEC veteran, who has moved on from G2 Esports after five seasons there. Mersa joined the organization after spending the previous year with Misfits Gaming. Jackspektra, an AD carry, will be making his LEC debut, while the organization has recruited experienced Japanese top laner Evi and journeyman Korean mid laner Ruby for the solo lanes.

According to Jankos, there have been some growing pains as would be anticipated from a brand-new team.

According to Jankos, “Evi speaks English, but he still lacks confidence and needs to study a little more. Nevertheless, you can talk with him and he picks things up quickly.”

In addition, Jankos said he thought all of his new teammates were really friendly, if not a little reserved. He claims that Ruby is more chatty than other Korean imports he has met with, while Mersa is the most reserved outside of the game.

Evi and [Jackspektra] both speak a much. Everyone, I mean, speaks quite a bit. Everyone seems to be kind of relaxing, according to Jankos.

It’s still very early, and the Heretics have time until the 2023 LEC Winter Split begins, but it already seems like they’re well on their way to developing a strong sense of teamwork.