We are ready for 2020 season! Pleased to introduce Doxy and Sencux to our League of Legends roster. #LCL Spring kicks off on February 22nd.— Gambit Esports (@GambitEsports) January 27, 2020
🇩🇰 @Doxylol - Top Lane
🇷🇺 @tehDiamondz - Jungle
🇩🇰 @Sencux - Mid Lane
🇷🇺 Lodik - Bot Lane
🇦🇲 @EdwardCarryLoL - Support
🇱🇻 ATRemains - Coach https://t.co/RfNnaxk46n pic.twitter.com/kjkAt5jMbL
The Gambit Esports roster, now made up of three EU region players, is as follows:
- Edward "Edward" Abgaryan
- Rafael "Doxy" Adl Zarabi
- Stanislav "Lodik" Kornelyuk
- Chres "Sencux" Laursen
- Danil "Diamondprox" Reshetnikov
While Edward was signed to Gambit back in December from Unicorns of Love, the announcement of Rafael "Doxy" Adl Zarabi and Chres "Sencux" Laursen came after social media teases suggested at least one Dane would be joining its ranks.
Doxy was initially revealed to be signed as a substitute for academy team Vitality.Bee. He was then announced as a temporary substitute for Team Vitality's main team top laner Pavle "Yoppa" Kostić in the first week of the LEC.
We are operating temporary changes in our League of Legends teams due to unfortunate & unforeseeable delays in the visas for both @MilicaLooL & @Yoppalol:— Team Vitality (@TeamVitality) January 21, 2020
- @Doxylol will sub in #LFL during week 1
- @Saken_lol will sub in #LEC during the initial weeks (he will still play in LFL) pic.twitter.com/v9m5RjoGs3
Having previously played for Vega Squadron and Virtus.pro, this is not Doxy's first time in the LCL.
On the other hand, this marks the first time in the LCL for Sencux.
Mid laner Sencux started his career in 2014, playing alongside current G2 Esports top laner Martin "Wunder" Hansen in 2015 on Team Dignitas EU and helping the team qualify for the EU LCS in 2016.
He then spent two years under Splyce, playing with yet another future G2 player, Mihael "Mikyx" Mehle, before leaving in 2017 and continuing his career on Misfits Gaming, Rogue and a brief stint on ROG Esport.
LCL 2020 Spring Split will begin on 22nd February, taking place at the LCL Studio in Moscow. The top four teams will play the Spring Playoffs for a single spot in the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational Play-In.
Last year, Vega Squadron were the LCL representative but were knocked out 2-3 at the final hurdle by Vietnamese team Phong Vũ Buffalo in a grueling best-of-five.