Misfits, Rogue and LG complete triple shuffle

Reddit caught fire this morning after COOLLER revealed on his stream that roster changes were due to be announced for DreamHack Winter Overwatch Championship winning Misfits roster that would create an all-Swede lineup.

Speculation spread like wildfire as it emerged that the shuffle would also see Rogue move toward a full francophone setup. As people tried to piece together the the new Swedish and French jigsaw puzzles it became apparent that Luminosity Gaming were involved in some way. In the last hour Hollywood.com Esports broke the incredible story, laying it bare for the world - which you should definitely read.

There are a lot of moving parts, but the synopsis is as follows:

  • Misfits have created an all Swedish roster bringing in TviQ and Reinforce from Rogue, and acquiring Manneten and Zave from Luminosity

  • Rogue have been traded SoOn and skipjack from Misfits to create a French-speaking roster (skipjack taking lessons from Lanf3ust)

  • Luminosity Gaming have been traded Hidan and Kryw (who was still under contract despite being dropped from the starting lineup) from Misfits, with both players set to relocate to Toronto

  • COOLLER will no longer be playing with Misfits (he was never contracted)

Courtesy of Rogue, Misfits, Luminosity, Blizzard Entertainment

Courtesy of Rogue, Misfits, Luminosity, Blizzard Entertainment (Credit: Hollywood.com Esports)

There is no talk of money in the press release in what appears to have been a straight up three way trade, with the supposed catalyst behind it all being the original "best player in the world" TviQ - no doubt inspired Sweden's bronze finish at the BlizzCon's Overwatch World Cup alongside Zebbosai and Zave.

For Misfits the shuffle will see Nevix return to the Ana flex support role that he once pioneered, whilst Zebbosai will continue in his new found flex position previously held by Kryw in the recent past. Perhaps most interesting is pickup of Manneten, a player tipped for great things back when he was first unearthed by the 2sTroNk roster that would go on to sign with LG. He now has earned an incredible opportunity to learn from the most decorated players in Overwatch history.

Although often cited as one of the best Zarya's in the world, it seems like Kryw will initially be filling Manneten's vacant DPS slot rather than contesting SPREE for the pinked haired Russian. Although, in the current world of tanks, DPS status doesn't count for much. In the bigger picture, the move marks the end of an era for Kryw, who founded the Graviton Surge team alongside SoOn after plans to build an all French roster fell through largely due to the formation of Rogue.

It is Rogue who are now making the French all-star dream a reality and they might well have the easiest transition of all the teams involved with SoOn and skipjack slotting directly in the the vacated DPS and tank roles - not to mention the storied esports histories of SoOn, uNKOE and the Bignet brothers.

With the two European representatives for IEM Gyeonggi yet to be announced one might wonder if we will be seeing TviQ facing off against his former teammates in Korea in the next two weeks. Whatever happens, it's an incredible time to be a fan of European Overwatch!

The new roster for Misfits is:

  • Andreas "Nevix" Karlsson (Flex Support)
  • Sebastian "Zebbosai" Olsson (Flex)
  • Kevyn "TviQ" Lindström (DPS)
  • Jonathan "Reinforce" Larsson (Tank)
  • Kalle Haag "Zave" Nilsson (Support)
  • Tim "Manneten" Byhlund (DPS)

The Rogue roster is now:

  • Dylan "aKm" Bignet (DPS)
  • Michael "winz" Bignet (Flex)
  • Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson (Flex Support)
  • Jean-Louis "KnOxXx" Boyer (Support)
  • Terence "SoOn" Tarlier (DPS)
  • Nicholas "skipjack" Rosada (Tank)
  • Philippe "Lanf3ust" Rivain (Coach)

The Luminosity Gaming roster is now:

  • Alexandre "SPREE" Vanhomwegen (Flex)
  • Vytis "Mineral" Lasaitis (Support)
  • Arthur "EISSFELDT" Marx (DPS)
  • Bastien "SuperPlouk" Klau (Tank)
  • Mikaël "Hidan" Da Silva (Flex Support)
  • Jonathan "Kryw" Nobre (DPS)
#1
10 Frags +

Nevix being back on support is such a waste.

Nevix being back on support is such a waste.
#2
6 Frags +

I think it would've made sense to put zebbo on support, manneten on flex and nevix on dps :thinking:

I think it would've made sense to put zebbo on support, manneten on flex and nevix on dps :thinking:
#3
5 Frags +

they may well swap roles around within the teams

they may well swap roles around within the teams
#4
1 Frags +

I agree with the above. Misfits putting Manne on DPS and Nevix on flex/support is a major waste. Nevix deserves to be a dedicated DPS.

I agree with the above. Misfits putting Manne on DPS and Nevix on flex/support is a major waste. Nevix deserves to be a dedicated DPS.
#5
1 Frags +

Nice swaps, hope it will work for all these teams

Nice swaps, hope it will work for all these teams
#6
0 Frags +

LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE

LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE
#7
6 Frags +

That one German flag on the Rouge roster will plague me. You had ONE JOB, Rouge! ONE!

That one German flag on the Rouge roster will plague me. You had ONE JOB, Rouge! ONE!
#8
0 Frags +

Dude why does Cooller get the butt of the deal though? Dude has incredible game sense. He has to be valuable to some team.

Dude why does Cooller get the butt of the deal though? Dude has incredible game sense. He has to be valuable to some team.
#9
0 Frags +

Does skipjack speak French? If he doesn't I feel bad for him.

Does skipjack speak French? If he doesn't I feel bad for him.
#10
4 Frags +
maxt3rDoes skipjack speak French? If he doesn't I feel bad for him.

He speaks basic French but is learning more from Rogue's coach

"Skipjack, the only non-French player on the new Rogue roster, knows basic French and is taking French lessons with Philippe “Lanf3ust” Rivian, Rogue’s coach, to better fit into the mostly French lineup."

[quote=maxt3r]Does skipjack speak French? If he doesn't I feel bad for him.[/quote]

He speaks basic French but is learning more from Rogue's coach

"Skipjack, the only non-French player on the new Rogue roster, knows basic French and is taking French lessons with Philippe “Lanf3ust” Rivian, Rogue’s coach, to better fit into the mostly French lineup."
#11
2 Frags +

Surely it would be better for rogue to comm in English. Having a guy that doesn't speak the language fluently that you are comming in is a major disadvantage.

Surely it would be better for rogue to comm in English. Having a guy that doesn't speak the language fluently that you are comming in is a major disadvantage.
#12
7 Frags +

rip cooller

rip cooller
#13
3 Frags +

Feeling pretty hyped to see games with this teams now, although feels bad for cooller :/

Feeling pretty hyped to see games with this teams now, although feels bad for cooller :/
#14
2 Frags +

EU was already tightly contested as it is, this just increases that

EU was already tightly contested as it is, this just increases that
#15
5 Frags +

Looks awesome but man, poor COOLLER

Looks awesome but man, poor COOLLER
#16
5 Frags +

"MENS, GIVE ME NANO BOOST"...mens? mens? RIP COOLLER

"MENS, GIVE ME NANO BOOST"...mens? mens? RIP COOLLER
#17
0 Frags +

why Luminosity Gaming player want to move to NA just stay in EU, same for envyus players imo

why Luminosity Gaming player want to move to NA just stay in EU, same for envyus players imo
#18
0 Frags +
akproxxwhy Luminosity Gaming player want to move to NA just stay in EU, same for envyus players imo

Organization can get gaminghouse and legal stuff worked out easier in their signing country. NA has more tournaments anyways than EU

[quote=akproxx]why Luminosity Gaming player want to move to NA just stay in EU, same for envyus players imo[/quote]

Organization can get gaminghouse and legal stuff worked out easier in their signing country. NA has more tournaments anyways than EU
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