A Croatian esports organisation CR4ZY announced the establishment of their own League of Legends roster, which will compete in the seventh season of Esports Balkan League (EBL).
CR4ZY, a prominent esports organisation, mostly known for their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota2 teams have announced their entry into the League of Legends competitive scene with a new European roster. With this move, CR4ZY will continue building their recognition as one of the biggest esports organisation in the region.
"The new chapter for us has just started," read the announcement on their official website.
"We are proud to announce that we will be competing in the League of Legends in the summer split. That also means that we are welcoming amazing new players into the org."
Representing CR4ZY's new League of Legends team will be top laner Gabriel “Gabbo” Olivieri, jungler Aleksa “DoubleAiM” Stanković, mid laner Török “Meight” Máté, ADC Miljan “Plox” Mandić and support Oskar “Raxxo” Bazydło. As their coach, CR4ZY assigned former Italian pro player Thomas "Phoma" Kifle.
Gabbo began his LoL esports career in September 2015 with nFerno eSports and later played for ExAequo, iDomina eSports, 5 Hydra Esport, Team Forge, QLASH Academy, Adriatic Wolves, Morning Stars and most recently joined YDN Gamers in January 2020. With YD Gamers, the Italian top laner won PG Nationals 2020 Spring regular season and playoffs, helping his team reach European Masters 2020 Spring, where YD Gamers failed to deliver and finished 13th-16th. Despite the lack of success of his team, Gabbo showed a lot of promise with strong performances and a versatile champion pool.
DoubleAim was first seen in the LoL competitive scene in December 2015, when he played for MantraW. The Serbian jungler later played for Vaevictis eSports, Natus Vincere.CIS, ASUS ROG ELITE, Greek Regenesis, We Love Gaming, Crvena Zvezda, Greek Regenesis and eMonkeyz. Most recently, he was seen competing under We Love Gaming's banner where he enjoyed his second stint between March and May 2020.
Although DoubleAim has never before competed in the highest tier of LoL competition, he has accumulated an impressive portfolio of accolades. With Crvena Zvezda, he won EBL Season 5, secured a silver medal in ESL SEE Championship Season 9 with ASUS ROG ELITE, won Greek Legends League (GLL) 2019 Winter Playoffs with Greek Regenesis and in March won GLL 2020 Spring Playoffs with We Love Gaming.
Mid laner Meight began his LoL career in July 2017 and is one of the least experienced players of the new team. Nevertheless, his career achievements are just as impressive as that of his new teammates. Throughout his career, Meight played for WiLD MultiGaming, Horizon Reapers, Crvena Zvezda and most recently for Wonder Stag e-Sports. With Crvena Zvezda, Meight won EBL Season 5 with DoubleAim and in March finished second in EBL Season 6. Most recently, he also helped Wonder Stag e-Sports win Magyar Nemzeti E-sport Bajnokság (MNEB) Season 2 Regular Season and reach the grand finals of MNEB playoffs, where his team lost to Team Plague.
Like Meight, ADC Plox began his League of Legends career in 2017 and has since played for x25 Esports and Crvena Zvezda. Throughout his career, he already played with both DoubleAim and Meight with whom he should have a preestablished synergy. His career-best achievement came in August 2019, when Plox helped Crvena Zvezda win EBL Season 5 Playoffs.
Raxxo is joining CR4ZY's as the most experienced player of the newly established League of Legends roster. The Polish support started his LoL career in September 2014 with Sample Text and has since played for a dozen teams, including RoX, Vaevictis eSports, TDX Gaming, Pompa Team, Elements Pro Gaming, Panathinaikos AC, The Largest Salary, R-SIXTEAM, Different Dimension, Rogue EC, Greek Regenesis and K1CK eSports Club (now known as K1CK Neosurf).
With K1CK Neosurf, Raxxo had a very successful start of 2020 season. He claimed a second-place finish at Ultraliga Season 3 regular season and playoffs, helped K1CK Neosurf qualify through EM 2020 Spring Play-In and eventually made it to the finals of European Masters 2020 Spring, where he suffered a devastating 0-3 loss to LDLC.
CR4ZY will make their debut in the EBL Season 7, which is slated to kick off on Monday, June 22. EBL will feature eight LoL teams who will compete for one of two spots leading to EM 2020 Summer.
Written by KrajnikT
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