Team Curse welcomes a new addition to their League of Legends team, former Gambit Gaming support player Edward. Former support player Rhux will move back to his a role as a substitute for the team, and will continue to play on Curse Academy. Edward arrives in North America to join his new teammates Saturday June 8th and will immediately begin practicing for Week 1 of the LCS which starts on June 12th.
The team has been dominating in scrims recently, and looks to only build on that success with Edward. Edward will join a Curse team that had immense success during the regular season, but fell off during the playoffs after a roster change. This change is aimed at making them the best in North America and looking to make them a serious threat at world championships beyond. Team Manager Steve 'Liquid112" Arhancet offered the following on the changes:
I'm excited to announce EdWard, previous member from Gambit Gaming will be joining Team Curse as starting support player. Edward was elected to represent EU at all-stars and is considered to be one of the best support players in the world. Adding a player of his caliber to the team should make us a serious threat in the NA LCS and beyond.
Edward comes in being recognized as one of the top supports worldwide, and is renowned for his ability to carry from the least heralded position in League of Legends. His Thresh play in particular earned him huge respect throughout Europe, and he looks to bring that same style of play to a North American scene that is on the rise.
Edward offered the following thoughts on joining Team Curse and leaving Gambit:
Leaving Gambit Gaming was a a very hard decision for me. I've been thinking about it for awhile and finally decided it was time. I'm very glad for the time I spent with these guys for almost 2 years. Leaving the team in which you played for more than a year and a half is always hard, and I feel like I lost a part of my family. Gambit changed me, changed for the better. I want to say a special thank you to two players and friends (Alex_ich and Darien). I love you guys , and of course thanks to Groove - my second dad.
Becoming a free agent, I was contacted by many different teams and it's not just America and Europe. I was a little surprised by this, but decided Team Curse was the best fit for me. I'm ready to join a new team and prove that it was the right call. The first weeks of our games will be difficult, because I haven't played with them and I have a little trouble with the English language, but eventually everything will improve and we will be a strong team.
Edward will get a chance to use the brand new Cooler Master gear, and he already loves the new Recon Mouse, Power RX mouse pad, and mechanical keyboard.
This addition marks a new era for Team Curse, and with the LCS just around the corner, the community won't have to wait long to see the new lineup in action. Curse finished 2nd in the regular season during the spring, and their sights are only aimed higher for the summer with Edward at support.