Steeelback has been reported seeking out a spot within the North American LCS for the last few weeks but today his fate was decided, signing with Roccat of the EU LCS. It was apparent that no NA LCS teams thought Steeelback was worth the import slot. The move seems questionable at first glance however Steeelback stated that he was signing with the team because of the roster they’re planning on putting together, (which means it’s already put together, just not announced or finalized yet.) which means that Roccat is probably getting a star player from outside the region.
Steeelback did get offers from a few Challenger Series teams according to reports, as well as an offer from Immortals Challenger team which has now fallen through. Steeel finished 2nd among EU LCS AD Carries in KDA and was an anchor for Unicorns of Love who will undoubtedly be missing him this upcoming split. There have not been any reports as to whom else Roccat is going to be signing however it will likely become apparent in the coming days. With a lack of talent in the European Free Agent pool we’d be willing to bet that at least one player will be coming from an Asian region, and with the landing of Steeelback odds are it will be a very enticing player.
Once more news comes available we’ll be sure to keep you posted!