British League of Legends prodigy Matt “Deádly” Smith has joined Wind and Rain’s new team in the German scene.
He joins former UK scene support player Arphan “Arphan” Omar, who won the ESL Premiership back in late 2015 with Team Infused.
Arphan played with Maxlore and Alphari for Team Infused, who once described him as ‘the German Faker’.
Deádly and Arphan will play alongside German top-laner Julien “Flamer” Berschuck and mid-laner Dirk “ZaZee” Mallner, as well as Danish jungler Kristian “Tynx” Hansen.
It looks as if WAR will attempt to take part in the ESL Meisterschaft national league – the German equivalent of the ESL Premiership.
— Wind and Rain (@WindandRaingg) September 25, 2017
Wind and Rain (aka WAR) also have a separate EU Challenger Series team which includes former MnM Gaming ESL Prem champion mid-laner Emil “Larssen” Larsson and British jungler Daniel “Dan” Hockley.
This team made it to the 2017 European Challenger Series Playoffs but were defeated by Giants Gaming 3-0, who eventually made it through the LCS Playoffs along with Schalke, to qualify for the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split.
Esports News UK understands that players in the German Wind and Rain team may later be able to try out for the main team, depending on how things go in the German league.
WAR’s former main roster were picked up by Origen earlier this year, before going their separate ways. DanDan and Quixeth, for example, won Insomnia61 with new UK org Vir Mortalis last month.
— Wind and Rain (@WindandRaingg) 27 September 2017
Further reading: The Deadly UK prodigy: An interview with League of Legends ADC Matt Smith
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