Splyce

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Splyce
Splyce logo.svg
Divisions Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
World of Warcraft
League of Legends
Starcraft II
Halo
Gears of War
Overwatch
Super Smash Bros
Fighting Games
Rocket League
Manager Marty Strenczewilk "Lazerchickenzzz"
Partners Corsair
AMD
ViewSonic
Twitch.tv
GFUEL
Scuf Gaming
Xsolla eSports Academy
Dingit.tv
Website https://splyce.gg/

Splyce (formerly known as Follow eSports) is a professional video gaming esports organization and esports broadcast finding service. It describes itself as the "TV Guide of eSports". Splyce has teams and players competing in Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Smite, Starcraft II, Rocket League and World of Warcraft. The team announced its rebranding in November 2015.[1] Follow eSports acquired the LoL team of Dignitas EU after that team qualified for the League of Legends Championship Series Europe on 3 November 2015 for nearly £625,000 ($1 million).

League of Legends[edit]

Follow eSports acquired the LoL team of Dignitas EU after that team qualified for the League of Legends Championship Series Europe on 29 October 2015 for nearly £625,000 ($1 million).[2] At the time of the acquisition the team's roster consisted of Martin "Wunderwear" Hansen, Chres "Sencux" Laursen, Kasper "Kobbe" Kobberup, and Jonas "Nisbeth" Anderson with Daniel Vorborg as Team Manager.

Tournament results[edit]

Roster[edit]

Call of Duty[edit]

On January 2, the day that the organization renamed itself, they picked up a Call of Duty roster consisting of Jamie "JSey" Sey, JoshuaLee "Joshh" Sheppard, Jordan "Reedy" Reed, James "Dominate" Batz, and Benjamin "Bance" Bance.[1] On May 8, 2 Place at ESWC Zénith 2016. They are participating in the Call of Duty World League.[3]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Join date
Jurd Jordan Crowley 2016-09-18

Counter-Strike[edit]

On August 19, 2015 Follow eSports announced it had acquired the roster of SapphireKelownaDotCom.[4] Follow eSports dropped SapphireKelownaDotCom and picked up the roster of ex-eLevate on October 25, 2015.[5] Following shortly after the organisation's rebranding from Follow eSports to Splyce, the roster disbanded on December 27, 2015.[6] On December 30, 2015, Splyce picked up four players from the team formerly known as Dogmen[7] and picked up David "DAVEY" Stafford as their fifth player on January 14, 2016.[8] Splyce was invited to the MLG Columbus 2016 qualifiers due to The Mongolz being unable to get visas. They qualified for MLG Columbus 2016 after beating Counter Logic Gaming and Vexed Gaming.[9] Shortly after on June 17, 2016 Abraham "abE" Fazli and Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz departed from the team,[10] though Professor_Chaos was announced as Splyce's new coach on June 21, 2016.[11] Jason "jasonR" Ruchelski additionally departed from the roster on July 7, 2016.[12] On July 12, 2016 Splyce officially announced the signing of Joey "CRUC1AL" Steusel, Asger "AcilioN" Larsen and Enkhtaivan "Machinegun" Lkhagva.[13]

Tournament results[edit]

Roster[edit]

ID Name Join date
arya Arya Hekmat 2015-12-30
drone Tayler Johnson 2016-01-14
CRUC1AL Joey Steusel 2016-07-12
ryx Ronnie Bylicki 2016-07-12

Former[edit]

ID Name Join date Leave date
AcilioN Asger Larsen 2016-07-12 2017-01-31[14]
FREAKAZOiD (stand-in) Ryan Abadir
abE Abraham Fasli 2015-12-30 2016-06-17
Professor_Chaos Andrew Heintz 2015-12-30 2016-06-17
DAVEY David Stafford 2015-12-30 2016-07-06

Fighting games[edit]

On August 24, 2015 FolloweSports started a Super Smash Bros. division first signing two players. They would later expand into the FGC with the signing of Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez.

ID Name Game(s) Character(s) Join date
MacD McCain LaVelle Super Smash Bros. Melee Peach 2015-08-24
Nintendude Michael Brancato Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. 64
Ice Climbers
Fox, Pikachu
2015-08-24
Filipino Champ Ryan Ramirez Street Fighter V
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
Rising Thunder
Dhalsim
Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix
2017-02-28[15]
RyanLV Rene Romero Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
Magneto/Morrigan/Phoenix 2017-07-12[16]
jae Jaesun Won (Manager) Fighting Games
Overwatch
Eddy Gordo
Lucio/Zenyatta
2016-01-15

Starcraft II[edit]

On December 1, 2016 Splyce announced the creation of a Starcraft II division first signing Kang "Solar" Min Soo.[17][18] On December 25, Kim "Stats" Dae Yeob was added to the roster.[19] Jun "TY" Tae Yang, the last player to become part of the team joined on May 11, 2017.[20] Kang "Solar" Min Soo left Splyce on August 1, 2018.[21]

ID Name Race Join date Leave date
Solar Kang Min Soo Zerg 2016-12-01 2018-08-01
Stats Kim Dae Yeob Protoss 2016-12-25
TY Jun Tae Yang Terran 2017-05-11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Follow eSports Becomes Splyce". The Daily Dot. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Million-dollar deal for pro-gaming team". BBC. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Splyce wants to change the European narrative in Call of Duty". Espn.go.com. 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2018-02-10. 
  4. ^ "Splyce". Splyce.gg. Retrieved 2018-02-10. 
  5. ^ Rosen, Daniel. "Follow eSports picks up ex-eLevate CSGO". theScore eSports. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  6. ^ Park, Paul. "Splyce's CS:GO roster disbands". theScore eSports. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Barak, Jon. "Splyce signs Dogmen". GosuGamers. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "DAVEY joins Splyce". Twitter. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  9. ^ Kovanen, Tomi. "Splyce's Cinderella story". splyce.gg. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  10. ^ Rosen, Daniel. "Splyce drop abE and Professor_Chaos". theScore eSports. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  11. ^ Mira, Luis. "Professor_Chaos to coach Splyce". HLTV.org. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  12. ^ Malachowski, Michal. "jasonR removed from Splyce". HLTV.org. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Three players added to Splyce CS:GO roster". splyce.gg. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  14. ^ MIRAA (2017-01-31). "AcilioN leaves Splyce". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-02-10. 
  15. ^ Wolf, Jacob. "Splyce signs Filipino Champ". ESPN. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  16. ^ Foxall, Sam. "Splyce signs RyanLV". Shoryuken. Retrieved 2017-07-12. 
  17. ^ "A New Era for Splyce". Splyce. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2018-08-25. 
  18. ^ "강민수 on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-08-25. 
  19. ^ "Splyce on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-08-25. 
  20. ^ "Splyce on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-08-25. 
  21. ^ "강민수 on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-08-25. 

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