Experienced French League of Legends player Paul ‘sOAZ’ Boyer has joined Austrian organisation Wave Esports in Division 1 of the DACH Prime League.
The top-laner is joined by Swedish support player Andreas ‘Adept’ Blikfeldt, who has previously played in the UK/Ireland/Nordics NLC with NVision, as well as Moroccan jungler Salah ‘Mirai’ Eddine Lmimouni, German mid-laner Malik ‘Xoura’ Dönmez and Austrian ADC Jakob ‘Bung’ Gramm.
On the coaching team, there’s UK coach Jake ‘Mora’ Hammond, German head coach Markus ‘DeliveryPanda’ Appelhoff and Austrian assistant coach Jakob ‘Jakobobbi’ Waich.
Mora said: “Looking forward to working back in Europe with some familiar faces for 2022 after a few years away. Time to teach you some of the tricks I learned while I was away! Ready for Prime League and for EU Masters.”
Mora has experience in the UK scene in 2018 with teams like Newcastle Jaguars (which rebranded to Clique Esports) and Diabolus, before moving to other teams including Galatasaray. He returns now in the DACH League.
sOAZ, meanwhile, has a decade of experience playing League, with teams like Fnatic, Origen (now Astralis), Misfits and more.
sOAZ commented: “Excited to be playing again, a lot of promising players in this line-up. Aiming for EUM and a good performance there, it would be a disappointment if we don’t and [it’d] be 100% on me.”
The Prime League is the European Regional League (ERL) for the DACH region, covering Germany (D), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH).
Wave will go up against the likes of BIG, Schalke, Mouz, SK Gaming Prime, Unicorns of Love Sexy Edition in the league.
Earlier this year, Riot announced changes to its LoL ERLs, including the standardisation of formats and prize pools.
Last week Esports News UK reported that the ERL for the UK, Ireland and Nordics, the NLC, will feature €200,000 in prizing and financial subsidies for teams in Division 1.
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