Two of the UK League of Legends scene's top ADC players are moving to Spain to play in the LVP SuperLiga Orange.
ESL UK & Ireland Premiership champion Innaxe the
dog god (left), is moving from exceL Esports to KIYF, while current i61 champion Deadly (right, who won i61 with the now-defunct ViM Esports) is moving to Giants Gaming's LVP team.
— KIYF eSports Club (@KIYFeSports) January 10, 2018
Finalmente formaré parte de @GiantsGaming compitiendo para intentar ganar una de las mejores ligas nacionales. Muchas gracias por esta opotunidad.
Mi espanyol es muy bien?
Cant wait to arrive in Spain mis amigos :)
— Deadly (@Deadlyl0l) January 10, 2018
Both have deep experience in the UK scene and Deadly also played with Besiktas in the Turkish Champions League, as well as being a sub for EU LCS side Misfits for a brief time.
The pair follow the likes of other top ADCs who have played in both the UK scene and Spanish league: Toaster and XD Smiley.
Innaxe also has an opportunity to play in the EU LCS' upcoming spring 2018 split, as he has joined Splyce as a sub. Elsewhere, UK jungler and former MnM player Candyfloss has joined H2K as a sub. That side also has UK player Caedrel in their mid-lane.
Innaxe could pair up with fellow UK player, support player KaSing, who joined Splyce last month.
For the 2018 EU LCS Season, I will be the sub for @Splyce
I'm very grateful for this opportunity and I will not take it for granted and use it as a learning experience
I'm thrilled to eventually meet the team at an event, especially my boy @kasinglol
— KIYF Innaxe (@Innaxelol) January 9, 2018
It's an exciting time for both players, and we can't wait to see them go head-to-head in the Spanish league.
The winner of the Spanish team will qualify for a new European Cup, along with winning teams from other European national leagues including the ESL UK & Ireland Premiership, German ESL Meisterschaft and more. The first ten regions have been confirmed here.
This cup replaced the recently scrapped EU Challenger Series.
Last year, Esports News UK wrote an in-depth article on the Spanish League of Legends LVP, which is generally regarded as the most popular European national league in League of Legends.