With the 2016 European League of Legends Championship Series drawing ever closer, one team has found themselves in disarray more than most.
ROCCAT’s off-season has seen them reduced to just one player on the roster, and, as Breitbart reported yesterday, their highly-rated and marketable coach is also looking for the exit. Faced with quite the rebuilding act, the organisation has turned to two journeymen for their bottom lane combination, namely Edward “GoSu Pepper” Abgaryan and Mohammad “Jebus” Tokhi. Sources have informed Breitbart that both these players are close to signing with the organisation and an announcement is “very likely.”
The experienced and popular Abgaryan has been a free agent since leaving Gambit Gaming in the middle of November. Although reportedly having talks with other teams, ROCCAT seems to have been the best offer. What is interesting is that the player, who has played in the bottom lane with some of the biggest names in the game, will be playing alongside a comparative novice.
Tokhi, who is currently a substitute at the North American team Renegades, has plied his trade exclusively in the feeder league of the LCS, known as the Challenger Series, and has yet to play at the highest level. It must be said though that he is a highly rated talent and has attracted attention from other organisations in this off-season. Since he “announced” he wouldn’t be playing for Renegades again in Twitch TV chat, it wasn’t certain where his destination would be.
One source told us that while the deal wasn’t finalised, both players were happy to sign for ROCCAT, and the European organisation was growing increasingly desperate to secure some players on the roster.
“Obviously ROCCAT is going through massive changes at the moment,” they said, “and it’s no secret they need to sign players. The talks with Jebus and Edward are almost finalised apart from a few more details. An announcement is very likely to be announced soon.”
We have contacted ROCCAT for comment and shall update this report accordingly.
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