Today we have to announce the departure of our League of Legends team which becomes effective with the end of this EPS Season.
We decided to go seperate ways from the team due to some difficulties. After 2 new players (Kuba 'Koi' Nowicki and Alejandro 'dax' Germain) joined, we hoped the motivation would come back to the team and the results would be better, but there was no change seen.
Statement Team Alternate
We offered every kind of help we were able to in order to support the team with everything they needed or wanted, to help bringing back motivation. Without a stable line-up and the lack of dedication of some players, we couldn't reach for the set goals which are playing the Coke Zero League, with the highest priority and then having success in the German EPS. These 2 goals were the required basis for playing under our brand.
As a consequence we released the team. At this point we would like to thank our sponsors: Mad Catz, Intel, Nvidia, Sharkoon and ALTERNATE for supporting our League of Legends team, even through rough times.
Last but not least we're wishing all former players best of luck in their future and further career!
But don't be sad, soon we'll have some exciting news for you; Do NOT miss them!
Today is the day we've been waiting for so long: the EPS Summer 2014 Finals for League of Legends are taking place in the ESL Studio in Cologne!
All matches will be played today on Sunday, 7th September 2014, starting with the 1st semi final match between us and n!faculty starting at 12:30 CET, followed by the 2nd one between ESC ICY Box & Playing Ducks. All semi final matches will be played as a Bo3 as well as the final match.
If you are at the studio, do not hesitate to stop by for a little chat and watching the games with us, for everyone who can't be there, there will be a stream of course which you can find here: twitch.tv/besserwerdenimranked (German Stream) or twitch.tv/esltv_lol with Jason Kaplan (English Stream)!
And of course we didn't forget about those who won't be able to watch the stream: We'll be updating this news with all relevant information for you and we'll live update our Twitter and Facebook with all results.
Like always you'll find some pictures, insights and much more stuff besides all results of the matches on our Facebook and Twitter Page, so do not forget to leave us a like here on facebook (fb.com/teamalternate) or to follow us via @teamalternate!
We're so excited, what about you?
Today we like to welcome 2 new members for the Team Alternate League of Legends Team: Koi for the toplane and dax for the support role!
After some time of struggling the Team decided that some things have to change, so they sat down and discussed all options they had. In the end they decided to release Jannik 'PhantomJo' Markert (former Toplane) from the Team. Furthermore Maximilian 'Bonaparte' Lammel will step down from the Main Line-Up, but he will stay in the Team for this Season to play the running EPS Summer 2014 Season.
After doing some trials with several different players, the Team chose Kuba 'Koi' Nowicki to replace PhantomJo on the Toplane and Alejandro 'dax' Germain for the support role.
Here some words from our new Toplaner:
I'm pretty happy about joining Team Alternate alongside dax, a good friend of mine! During my trial for the team i think i have proven myself to be good addition as a toplaner to the team.
I think that my experience and new view on some aspects of gameplay can secure us victories in future tournaments when we play together as a unit. I'm sure that together we can reach our goals: fight in future Coke leagues and reach for LCS qualifications and then to be one of top teams in Europe.
- Kuba 'Koi' Nowicki
The synergy on Botlane didn't improve and, so Josef 'Sunny' Schusteritsch decided to try out new players, which would fit better to his kind of playstyle. As a result of these trials he came to the conclusion that dax would be the best choice to support him:
Unfortunately the goal and motivation to play this game became different for some players within the team. This caused bad atmosphere and obviously bad results overall in past couple of weeks. Therefore we thought a change had to be made in order to get a top team again. I'd like to welcome Koi as our new toplaner and Dax as our new support. They are both highly motivated and strong individual players. Since we are playing with them, the atmosphere changed completely and everyone set his goal: Become one of the best teams in the European Scene. I would also like to thank Phantomjo and Bonaparte for the time spending with us. It was always a pleasure to meet them at Lans and we had a lot of fun.
- Josef 'Sunny' Schusteritsch'
I am immensely excited to be the newest addition to Team Alternate, which I will hopefully help achieve all the goals set for the new season, including Challenger Series and LCS.
The decision to accept the invitation to join the team was fairly easy to take, as I consider Alternate to be one of the most serious and professional organizations on the scene, with very solid resources that will let us focus on improving individually and as a team. I am also very glad to be joining the team along with Koi, who I consider to be a great player, friend and a buddy for a long time and that gives me a lot of confidence coming into this project.
The experience and knowledge I have adquired during these years by playing with the best and against the best on the scene will be of great use and we will work hard in order to achieve our goals.
I would like to thank Team Alternate for giving me this opportunity and also everyone who has consistently supported me.
- Alejandro 'dax' Germain
In the end we from Team Alternate would like to give the Team some words to take along:
Even in the time of struggle we will continue supporting this Team. They have huge potential and we are sure they will grow under our organisation. Compared to our previous Team, which was playing the LCS, this Team has to gain the experience in order to grow as personalities and players. We hope we can provide the support they need for doing so. I'm pretty happy about our 2 newest additions, they are great characters and fit perfectly into the Team. They show the ambition to work and practice hard to succeed with the Team.
Of course I'm just wishing the best for Jannik 'PhantomJo' Markert, who recently joined Team Crowd Control and for Maximilian 'Bonaparte' Lammel as well.
A great thank you goes out to our sponsors, which make it possible for us to provide such great support to all our Teams: Sharkoon, Intel, Nvidia, CKRAS and especially Mad Catz!
-Sandra 'PsychoSan' Wenzelmann
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