Splyce have completed their roster by signing three players from outside of North America: Dutchman Joey ‘CRUC1AL’ Steusel, Dane Asger ‘AcilioN’ Larsen, and Mongolian Enkhtaivan ‘Machinegun’ Lkhagva. The North American Splyce roster, who most famously qualified for the MLG Columbus Major in 2016, had been linked with a significant roster overhaul following two purges of their previous lineup: one which saw the removals of Abraham “abE” Fazli and Andrew “Professor_Chaos” Heintz and a more recent which saw Jason “jasonR” Ruchelski step down. The organisation had already been linked by observant community members to some of the newly signed players, however it is only today that Splyce have confirmed the signings of Enkhtaivan “Machinegun” Lkhagva, previously of TheMongolz, and Joey “CRUC1AL” Steusel, previously of LowLandLions, to their roster. Machinegun will play for Splyce Lkhagva was of course widely seen as the main firepower arm of the Mongolian TheMongolz team whereas 19-year-old Steusel flitted about in various Dutch, Belgian, and UK lineups, most recently playing for a LowLandLions team that combined all three of those nationalities. A new leak last night also brought the final name to the table, Asger “AcilioN” Larsen, who was kicked from ex-SK at the end of June only to be brought back into the Team X lineup a few days afterwards.
“We are happy to welcome Machinegun, AcilioN, and CRUC1AL to the team! Each of these individuals is immensely dedicated to putting in the time necessary to win and grow as a team. This was a big step for us but I believe it is a step in the right direction,” team captain Hekmat said of the signing.
Splyce’s roster is now:
David “DAVEY” Stafford Arya “arya” Hekmat Joey “CRUC1AL” Steusel Asger “AcilioN” Larsen Enkhtaivan “Machinegun” Lkhagva Andrew “Professor_Chaos” Heintz (coach)