[UPDATE: Misfits have clarified the final roster for the Mysterious Monkeys, which will include Leon “Lamabear” Krüger in the jungle, rather than Milo “Pridestalker” Wehnes. We have updated our article to reflect this.]
The European League Championship Series is becoming a zoo. German esports organization Mysterious Monkeys has entered the EU LCS by purchasing the spot earned by League of Legends team Misfits Academy.
We can confirm that the @MonkeysGER acquired our Academy LCS spot. Official announcement within the evening!
— Misfits (@MisfitsGG) May 19, 2017
Misfits Academy qualified via the 2017 EU LCS Promotion tournament, beating both Giants Gaming and Fnatic Academy on the way to the spot. Mysterious Monkeys will be retaining four Misfits Academy players.
The roster is as follows:
- Park “Jisu” Jin-cheol – Top
- Leon “Lamabear” Krüger – Jungle
- Sofyan “CozQ” Rechchad – Mid
- Florent “Yuuki60” Soler – AD carry
- Han “Dreams” Min-kook – Support
Mysterious Monkeys was previously a German team that had success in their domestic league. At ESL Meisterschaft Winter 2017, the org’s previous roster took home first place, beating Euronics Gaming in the finals. Interestingly, when Mysterious Monkeys picked up the EU LCS spot, their entire previous roster was transferred over to Euronics.
The EU LCS Summer Split kicks off on June 1. For more, head over to the Yahoo Esports League of Legends hub.
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