Splyce picks up YamatoCannon, Blurred Limes, and Arvindir
One of Europe’s newest League Championship Series (LCS) teams has finalized its support staff this weekend, picking up one of the game’s best coaches.
The team also picked up former Counter Logic Gaming head coach Chris "Blurred Limes" Ehrenreich as its LCS advisor. Ehrenreich will assist Mebdi and general manager Daniel "Vorborg" Vorborg in helping set up and maintain the team’s infrastructure, to ensure the players are prepared for competition.
The organization has picked up former SK Gaming relegation coach Danusch "Arvindir" Fischer as its analyst. He will help Mebdi and the team prepare in a game-centric manner—such as providing champion pick suggestions, a common analyst task.
Mebdi has been looking for a new organization since November, according to a report by Brietbart’s Richard Lewis. Following the report many teams across Europe attempted to acquire him. Mebdi has been referred to as one of the best coaches in the European region, with ROCCAT players and management stating on multiple occasions that he was a great asset.
Splyce first entered League of Legends through one of the offseason's biggest acquisitions. On Oct. 29, the organization (which was known as Follow eSports before rebranding) purchased Team Dignitas’ European team, which qualified for the LCS only months before. Dignitas EU was the first League team to sell this offseason.
Towards the end of 2015 the Splyce organization quickly made a name for itself. It entered the esports space by signing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft squads, as well as Hearthstone players, and two of the best Super Smash Bros. Melee players—Michael "Nintendude" Brancato and McCain "MacD" LaVelle.
The Splyce website was originally created by co-founder Marty Strenczewilk and staff to be an esports content hub—calling itself the “TV Guide of Esports.” It is still true to its mission, listing information and links to every major esports event year-round. It is also home to some of the industry’s best content creators, the likes of Duncan "Thorin" Shields, Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen, and Emily Rand.
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