KOI and Rogue have announced that they are joining forces in a strategic alliance. Although this first post has been deleted shortly after, Ibai has confirmed it later through a broadcast on his Twitch channel. This agreement means the arrival of KOI to the maximum continental League of Legends competition. The streamer himself has confirmed that they will use the name KOI, as long as Riot Games approves the change, which is a usual process in any signing or change that should not generate major problems.
While KOI is a well-known esports organization in the Spanish region, it might not ring a bell for a lot of international spectators. KOI is an Spanish esports organization founded by former LVP caster and Twitch star Ibai Llanos and professional footballer and founder of sports media investment firm Kosmos Gerard Piqué
In August, reports circulated around a possible merger between the two organizations and also mentioned that Rogue would keep its spot in the LEC while moving its European Regional League team from the Ultraliga to Spain’s LVP Superliga. But official details around roster moves are not known.
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The current structure of Rogue is expected to be maintained, but Ibai Llanos wanted to assure fans that they will have control over sponsorships, referring to issues related to cryptocurrencies that may generate controversy. The Spanish club, whose foundation dates back to last December, will play with the best teams in the Old Continent during the next season. It thus reaches the European elite after its passage through Superliga, where its subsidiary will still play.
It will not be the only Spanish team in LEC, as there has so far been MAD Lions, which gained access after being acquired by Canadians OverActive Media. In addition to the Lions, Team Heretics announced this summer that it had also bought a place. Thus, in 2023 three of the ten LEC teams will be Spanish, in addition to G2 Esports, which was founded in Spain but has been based in Berlin for years and whose ties with our country have been fading in favor of a more global vision of esports.
KOI will be in the spotlight next year. In addition to the sporting pressure of arriving with the reigning champion, there is the popularity of Ibai Llanos, the club’s owner. His figure has made it one of the teams with the most fan support in Spain from the very moment of its foundation. Before KOI’s debut in LEC, Rogue will still play under its current name Worlds, the League of Legends World Championship. It will start from group C, where it will face Top Esports, GAM Esports and DRX, three Asian teams. Rogue x KOI is a professional League of Legends team currently competing in the League of Legends European Championship. If you are interested in finding out more about league of legends betting, make sure to check out our page where you can find the best deals and offers available!