Last Remedy acquire Toaster & Rifty – "we can compete for the ESL UK Prem title"

UK League of Legends newcomers Last Remedy Gaming have brought Origen’s ADC Augustas “Toaster” Ruplys on board, just in time for the ESL UK Premiership summer split.
And the org are confident of winning the tournament, with Last Remedy co-founder and CEO Grant “Greivance” Rousseau saying they can compete for the title.
Toaster joined Origen in July and played in a few matches, helping them to re-qualify for the EU LCS.
He also played for Choke Gaming in the i58 League of Legends tournament last weekend, who finished fourth.
 

“Our original goal was always top four, despite being a new team for this split. However, having picked up this roster, our goals have changed and we are fully focused on qualifying for the Challenger Series.”

 
Last Remedy have also acquired Toaster’s friend and support player Elmtanu from Choke.
Elsewhere, the org have acquired top-laner Rifty, who moves across from MnM (the winners of i58 on the weekend).
Mid-laner Zoiren and former Challenger Series player Broxah fill the rest of the roster, with Trilipe and Aux joining as subs.
The full Last Remedy player roster is as follows:

  • Top: Rifty
  • Jungle: Broxah
  • Mid: Zoiren
  • ADC: Toaster
  • Support: Elmtanu
  • Jungle sub: Trilipe
  • Support sub: Aux

And the LoL management staff are: 

  • Head coach: Jon ‘LR5_Taty’ Ellis
  • Coach: James ‘Mac’ MacCormack
  • Manager: Louis ‘Sméagol’ Green
  • Analyst: Chris ‘Carniflexin’ Swain
  • Analyst: Martin ‘degrapher’ Smit

Last Remedy founder and CEO Grant “Greivance” Rousseau told eSports News UK: “Our original goal was always top four, despite being a new team for this split, and winning/qualifying for the Challenger Series in the next. This was always an ambitious task but something we knew we could do.
“However, having now managed to pick up this roster, our goals have changed and we are fully focused on qualifying for Challenger Series through winning the UK ESL Premiership this split.
“We believe the squad we have now will come to work well together and give us that chance.”
Last Remedy announced their intentions to qualify for the ESL UK Premiership back in July, and went on to do so.
While their ambitions are now even higher, Last Remedy do think this next split is going to be very close, with MnM and others mentioned as their major rivals.
“With this new squad I personally think it will come down to us and MnM, but I’d never rule out xL with the superb management setup they have, as well as players,” Grant added.
“Plus, TCA proved themselves through the qualifiers, and in their top laner, they have something special! It’s going to be a truly superb and entertaining split.”
 

“MnM and Rifty left on good terms from one another just a day or so ago. We had no intention originally of picking him up, but having seen him become available, knew we couldn’t pass this opportunity up.”

 
It’s fair to say Last Remedy have gone through a lot of roster changes over the past few months, subbing in Wendelbo, bringing in former Na’Vi top-laner Zvene, Synygy and more, to name a few. Those players have all since left, and a quick check of Last Remedy’s Twitter page shows some other players have been let go recently to make way for Toaster and the other new players.
Last Remedy have been very active in the local scene, and have also brought Rachel “SonaBoner” Dean on board as social media manager.
So how did this latest roster come about?
“Honestly, it involved a lot of looking around, hard work, late nights and many Twitter DMs!,” Grant explained. “We had some players in mind who we knew we might be able to pick up, and it was just through the hard work of the management staff to get hold of them and sell the idea and ethos of the team to them.
“Contrary to Twitter rumours, we do not have some massive financial backer, it was just through the idea and premise of this ‘super’ team we wished to create.”
Grant also spoke about acquiring Rifty from rival team MnM.
“MnM and Rifty left on good terms from one another just a day or so ago,” Grant said. “We had no intention originally of picking him up, but having seen him become available, knew we couldn’t pass this opportunity up.
“So whilst it may have surprised people that we picked him up so fast, we know he has a great relationship with Toaster and Elmtanu, so between them it works.”
The summer 2016 ESL UK LoL Premiership gets underway on September 7th, with matches to be streamed on the ESL LoL Twitch channel.

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