eSports organisations Bulldog and Epiphany Bolt have each signed an existing UK League of Legends team to move into the UK space.
Epiphany Bolt merges with Last Remedy
Last Remedy, the new UK organisation that quickly brought in some talented players, generated drama (and some more drama) earlier this summer, have merged with Epiphany Bolt.
Bolt were founded in 2013 and already have teams in Overwatch, Hearthstone and CSGO. They have acquired the following roster from Last Remedy:
- Top: Ashley “Rifty” Mayes (aka Riscuit)
- Jungle: Mads “Broxah” Brock-Pedersen
- Mid: Michal “Zoiren” Zíka
- ADC: Augustus “Toaster” Ruplys
- Support: Billy “Nutri” Wragg
- Coach: Jamie “Tundra” Duthie
- Team manager: Louis “Sméagol” Green
Former Choke Gaming manager Vince Clarke will also be helping Epiphany Bolt out with sponsorships.
The team may or may not stick together after the ESL UK Premiership is over; it’s also possible that Last Remedy could be revived in the future.
Team manager Louis Green said: “We are happy to come on board and be a part of Epiphany Bolt. We hope to win the ESL Premiership and from there push onto the Challenger Series.
“The reason for the merge was mainly due to Grant [Rousseau] leaving as I couldn’t afford to send the lads to LAN myself. Out of all the offers we had, Epiphany Bolt seemed the best, with great management and staff who have all made me feel welcome.”
Bulldog eSports swoop in for Synygy’s Angels
Bulldog eSports have acquired Synygy’s Angels – three players of which were previously with Batmani Begins (Lvl99 Yordle, Nyx and Synygy).
Synygy’s Angels started playing in the UK Masters this week, after LFOrg (featuring some players from Last Remedy) dropped out.
Former Last Remedy founder Grant Rousseau has also joined Bulldog eSports, as has coach James MacCormack.
- Top: Matthew “Lvl99 Yordle” Wilcock
- Jungle: Joey “Trilipe” Phillip
- Mid: Rory “Nyx” Miller
- ADC: TBC
- Support: Alex “Synygy” Winton
- Role TBC: Grant “Greivance” Rousseau
- Coach: James “Mac” MacCormack
- Analyst: Danny “GE Wolf” Brain
Bulldog eSports was formed in 2014 and has an NA collegiate CSGO team, as well as male and female Call of Duty teams.
— Bulldog eSports LTD (@BulldogeSports) October 18, 2016
Bulldog said in a statement: “The team is capable of competing at the highest UK level. Now sitting in the UK Masters league, the team is well led by Mac and former Sensei analyst GE_Wolf who, together with the guidance of Greivance, bring a wealth of experience to the team.
“The team is sure to make waves throughout the UK League of Legends Scene!”
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