Report: Misfits pick up sOAZ and Febiven, Jesiz moves to head coach

Well, today has certainly been exciting, hasn't it?

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In another dose of 2019 off-season action, EU LCS, or should we say LEC, Misfits Gaming has picked up Worlds finalist and former Fnatic top laner Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, according to an ESPN report today.

The org is also working on a buyout for Clutch Gaming mid laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten, and coach Jesse “Jesiz” Le will be moving to the team’s head coach position. Misfits later confirmed that Febiven is joining the team, but has yet to mention sOAZ.

Despite both sOAZ and Febiven playing for Fnatic, one of the most successful European League esports dynasties, they never actually played together on the same team. In fact, right when sOAZ rejoined the team after his stint on Origen, Febiven departed.

These two players, combined with jungler Nubar “Maxlore” Sarafian, should turn Misfits into quite an intimidating team, assuming Maxlore remains on the roster. It’s possible he departs the team, but ESPN also reports that Misfits have shown interest in re-signing him to the starting lineup.

Jesiz, on the other hand, is taking over as the team’s head coach after joining Misfits as a coach at the end of the 2018 Spring Split. Jesiz has a long career in League esports, albeit not as storied or successful as sOAZ’s career. Jesiz has played for Fnatic, SK Gaming, G2 Esports, and more. He’s also worked in other roles for teams such as Dignitas and Immortals. Originally, ESPN reported that he would be the team’s starting support, only to correct itself later to state that he will now be Misfits’ head coach.

With these two players potentially already locked into the starting roster and eyes on more, Misfits are shaping up to be one of the first teams in the LEC with a completed roster for the 2019 season, which begins in January.