FM-eSports have subbed a couple of Mousesports Challenger Series players into their UK League of Legends team, ahead of their big ESL UK Premiership match against rivals Team Infused this Sunday (November 22nd).
The moves come as FM’s support player Tundra tells eSports News UK the team has underperformed this season.
Mauno “Beansu” Tälli, a Challenger Estonian player and former SK Prime player, replaces Flaxxish in the top-lane.
And Daniel “Dan” Hockley – UK Challenger and former Unicorns of Love player – is subbing in as a jungler for FM, replacing Keeno Combo.
Both Beansu and Dan play for Mousesports’ League of Legends team.
They will play as subs in ESL UK Premiership and Multiplay Insomnia matches.
FM’s other three players (support Tundra, mid-laner ZiViZ and ADC Toaster) remain the same.
When asked for his aims for the season and how he feels FM have performed so far, team captain Jamie “Tundra” Duthie replied: “I think we have underperformed substantially this season which has mainly been due to a lot of changes and an unstable roster.
“With the new changes coming in, I hope that can be fixed.”
Former FM jungler Nutri also stepped down recently to pursue a professional poker career. Tundra recently switched from the top-lane to support.
FM-eSports are currently second in the ESL UK Premiership with 15 points, three points behind Team Infused. A win for FM this weekend would level the scores, giving them a better chance going into the semi-finals (first place will play whoever’s fourth, while second place will go up against the team sitting in third).
No longer on FM. LFT i56
— Keeno Combo (@Keeno_Lol) November 18, 2015
Infused have won all of their matches so far, while FM have only lost one (a 2-1 loss to Choke a few weeks back).
Earlier this month Tundra wrote a post questioning his career, which for us, highlighted some of the problems within UK eSports.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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