Bench Boys no longer—Alicus forms Laser Kittenz, a new team with big aspirations

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While on the outside it appeared as though the roster of vagabonds on Bench Boys was collapsing, the team received an unlikely boon in Ali "Alicus" Saba's departure from Misfits. Alicus helped the roster conduct tryouts and fill up the slots in order to form a team he felt could compete for the next few months. While Laser Kittenz will compete in the upcoming Overwatch PIT Championship, the team's goals lie farther down the road—Alicus has made it known that he plans to bring this organization into contention for a spot in the Overwatch League.

In a statement with ESPN, Alicus mentioned that the team is in no rush to take a deal and will continue to mull over all their options. Their policy is to focus on performance first; they'll worry about the other details afterwards.

The team is composed of the remaining half of Bench Boys and some high octane free agents. Nikolaj "Zaprey" Moyes has not seen competition since the early days with Misfits, but after trialling with the team, he proved himself enough for another chance at the professional scene. Nesh was best known for his stint with NRG, but after harbleu was signed, he sought out an opportunity to compete with then-Bench Boys in Europe.

The team will be actively managed by Alicus and coached by former pro Chris "spazzo" Infante. He will additionally serve as a substitute should the team need to fill in for a support.

The Laser Kittenz roster is composed of:

  • Finley "Kyb" Adisi (DPS)
  • Nikolaj "Zaprey" Moyes (DPS)
  • German "Nesh" Kobrin (DPS)
  • Sergi "Winghaven" Torras (Tank)
  • Carl "crems" Aspehult (Support)
  • Luís "Greyy" Perestrelo (Support)
  • Chris "spazzo" Infante (Coach)
#1
9 Frags +

Zaprey returns... the prophecy was true :o

Zaprey returns... the prophecy was true :o
#2
1 Frags +

Fat team
Thin name
ez for herman "nesh" kobrin

Fat team
Thin name
ez for herman "nesh" kobrin
#3
1 Frags +

What a name....

What a name....
#4
9 Frags +

thin name? This is cute af, that logo is adorable

thin name? This is cute af, that logo is adorable
#5
6 Frags +

Now this is a team name i can support

Now this is a team name i can support
#6
3 Frags +

best team name EU

best team name EU
#7
4 Frags +

The name is easily represented by an emoji, that's pro social media managing right there.

Prepare for the cat emoji spam in twitch chat

The name is easily represented by an emoji, that's pro social media managing right there.

Prepare for the cat emoji spam in twitch chat
#8
2 Frags +

meow

meow
#9
-1 Frags +

Nesh was on NRG? I only know him from his CoL trial

Nesh was on NRG? I only know him from his CoL trial
#10
3 Frags +
FrozenJackalNesh was on NRG? I only know him from his CoL trial

He trailed for a bit. iirc he was gonna play the role harbleu is in now.

I fucks with this logo but the name is kind of weird for a team looking to be in OWL

[quote=FrozenJackal]Nesh was on NRG? I only know him from his CoL trial[/quote]
He trailed for a bit. iirc he was gonna play the role harbleu is in now.

I fucks with this logo but the name is kind of weird for a team looking to be in OWL
#11
2 Frags +

Idk, im still tilted how ex-cyclone or other t2 EU teams didnt get invited into PIT instead Bench Boys without any results.

Idk, im still tilted how ex-cyclone or other t2 EU teams didnt get invited into PIT instead Bench Boys without any results.
#12
3 Frags +

2ez benched again

2ez benched again
#13
5 Frags +
gioventu2ez benched again

This time he benched himself

[quote=gioventu]2ez benched again[/quote]
This time he benched himself
#14
1 Frags +
gioventu2ez benched again

2ez to bench

[quote=gioventu]2ez benched again[/quote]

2ez to bench
#15
1 Frags +

nice to see zaprey again was wondering where he was in the last months .

nice to see zaprey again was wondering where he was in the last months .
#16
2 Frags +

Wonder who coL are gonna be playing with in their match against Renegades now that Nesh is signed. The only time coL looked *kinda* decent in Carbon was with Nesh and Meza on the team.

Wonder who coL are gonna be playing with in their match against Renegades now that Nesh is signed. The only time coL looked *kinda* decent in Carbon was with Nesh and Meza on the team.
#17
1 Frags +
bena007Wonder who coL are gonna be playing with in their match against Renegades now that Nesh is signed. The only time coL looked *kinda* decent in Carbon was with Nesh and Meza on the team.

they shouldve signed Dcop, a tank that really seemed to work well with them and tried to keep Nesh.

Meza and Bischu were ok in their roles. That would've been ideal. I think Dcop/Bischu were better than Nesh/Meza but if I had my way i'd split the 2.

[quote=bena007]Wonder who coL are gonna be playing with in their match against Renegades now that Nesh is signed. The only time coL looked *kinda* decent in Carbon was with Nesh and Meza on the team.[/quote]

they shouldve signed Dcop, a tank that really seemed to work well with them and tried to keep Nesh.

Meza and Bischu were ok in their roles. That would've been ideal. I think Dcop/Bischu were better than Nesh/Meza but if I had my way i'd split the 2.
#18
4 Frags +

Wow, those guys having more teams than wins nowadays..

Wow, those guys having more teams than wins nowadays..
#19
1 Frags +
AdmirableZaprey returns... the prophecy was true :o

his last name is Moses, now we just have to wait for him to split the red sea.

[quote=Admirable]Zaprey returns... the prophecy was true :o[/quote]

his last name is Moses, now we just have to wait for him to split the red sea.
#20
2 Frags +

lol I don't actually think his name is Moses, it used to be Moyes? Error in the ESPN article?
Also Nesh's name is actually "German" :thinking:

lol I don't actually think his name is Moses, it used to be Moyes? Error in the ESPN article?
Also Nesh's name is actually "German" :thinking:
#21
2 Frags +
SKYTRiXSHAIdk, im still tilted how ex-cyclone or other t2 EU teams didnt get invited into PIT instead Bench Boys without any results.

No ENCE FeelsBadMan

[quote=SKYTRiXSHA]Idk, im still tilted how ex-cyclone or other t2 EU teams didnt get invited into PIT instead Bench Boys without any results.[/quote]
No ENCE FeelsBadMan
#22
2 Frags +
victococoblazinSKYTRiXSHAIdk, im still tilted how ex-cyclone or other t2 EU teams didnt get invited into PIT instead Bench Boys without any results.No ENCE FeelsBadMan

Cyclone > ENCE Gaming hours organization

[quote=victococoblazin][quote=SKYTRiXSHA]Idk, im still tilted how ex-cyclone or other t2 EU teams didnt get invited into PIT instead Bench Boys without any results.[/quote]
No ENCE FeelsBadMan[/quote]

Cyclone > ENCE Gaming hours organization
#23
-1 Frags +

Didnt take long them to bench Zaprey

Didnt take long them to bench Zaprey
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