UK League of Legends pro Marc “Caedrel” Robert Lamont has joined EU LCS team H2K.
The mid-laner has moved across to H2K with his former Schalke teammates Lennart “SmittyJ” Warkus (top-laner) and Michael “Veteran” Archer (coach).
The rest of the H2K roster consists of jungler Lucas “Santorin” Larsen, ADC Patrik “Sheriff” Jírů and support player Hampus “sprattel” Abrahamsson.
“I think I can match up to most of the players in the LCS.”
Caedrel helped Schalke’s League of Legends team qualify for the LCS a few months back, after joining them back in May.
However, his contract expired with the German football club , who went on to sign a different roster and replace Caedrel with Erlend “nukeduck” Våtevik Holm.
Now, Caedrel is back playing in the LCS after all with H2K. He replaces well-known Dutch mid-laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten who has joined NA LCS team Clutch Gaming.
Esports News UK interviewed Caedrel earlier this year. He said: “I’m feeling pretty good cos I feel like I’ve gotten a lot better this year. I’ve proved I’m really good at the game and so next year I’m just looking to prove it even more.
“I think I can match up to most of the players [in the LCS].”
— Marc Lamont (@Caedrel) December 13, 2017
Caedrel is the latest UK player to play in the LCS, following the likes of KaSing (who has just joined Splyce), Maxlore and Alphari, who both play for Misfits.
H2K’s chief gaming officer Richard Wells told theScore esports: “I feel that with everything that H2K has been saying and doing publicly, with full transparency, that a lot of players, for different reasons, that have felt sort of shunned by their organisation[s].
“Getting promoted to LCS and then being told you no longer have a place on their roster… I think that the philosophy of H2K is very attractive to players that felt like they’d been wronged in this way.”
Richard Wells, H2K
“For example getting promoted to LCS and then being told you no longer have a place on their roster, I think that the philosophy of H2K is very attractive to players that felt like they’d been wronged in this way.
“It was almost a rebel camp for all the people that had been thrown out, all the people that still absolutely deserve to be playing at the LCS level who were cast aside by the team that they had got promoted, and there was a connection created based on that mutual experience and they still wanted to play, and H2K represented those values.”
H2K has given Caedrel another shot – and a chance to prove to Shalke they made a mistake in getting rid of him.
The H2K versus Schalke match in the EU LCS next year is certainly going to be one to watch.
You can watch Esports News UK’s interview with Caedrel from earlier this year here:
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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