Tamás “Vizicsacsi” Kiss played a key role in raising the Unicorns of Love out of the EU Challenger scene and into the EU LCS. Utilizing a combination of strong meta picks and completely unexpected outliers (like Yorick), Vizicsacsi pushed UOL to a 2nd place finish in the 2015 EU LCS Spring Split. Vizicsacsi's form dipped in the tail end of 2015 Summer Split, but a mid-season resurgence assured that UOL made it into the LCS Playoffs for the second split in a row.
In 2016, Vizicsacsi was one of the more consistent members on the UOL squad, proving to be a malleable top laner who can play a variety of styles in order to suit his team’s needs. With a team that’s returning three players, Vizicsacsi and company have a chance to build on what was a surprisingly good Summer Split. Look for Vizicsacsi to be increasingly consistent as the Unicorns look to carry their momentum and perhaps make some magic this year.
Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir started his professional career just last year, but that didn’t stop him from finding instant success. Playing as Dark Passage’s starting jungler in the Turkish Champions League, he helped the team take home first place in the Summer Split.
The Unicorns of Love took notice of the youngster’s promise and signed him as their new starting jungler at the tail end of 2016. The EU LCS will be a big step up in competition for Xerxe who’s only played 36 games professionally. He will need to learn quickly as he’s pitted against top flight competition like he’s never seen before. With all the pressure on Xerxe to perform, the Unicorns are hoping for a diamond.
Fabian “Exileh” Schubert is little known around the League of Legends esports scene, but if you look deep enough, you’ll find that he’s been playing at a very high level for a very long time. He started his career in 2013 and bounced between teams for years -- but that never deterred his fighting spirit.
He’s an incredibly driven player and that’s what landed him on the Unicorns of Love in 2016. Exileh proved that he belongs in the LCS and as his first split wore on his performances only improved. He capped his rookie year by taking first place at IEM Oakland, while handing UOL some of his best performances to date (against the Flash Wolves, no less!). Maybe it’s hard work or maybe it’s a little Unicorn magic -- all we know is Exileh is getting better and it’s going to show in 2017.
Samuel "Samux" Fernández Fort has been playing professionally since 2012. He has since spent time on numerous teams before finding himself on the Unicorns of Love roster. He started his career as a top laner and eventually made his way to the AD Carry role.
Days before Unicorns of Love were set to lock their roster, starting AD Carry Veritas informed the team that he wished to stay home in Korea due to being homesick (although he quickly joined CJ Entus afterwards) and this set off a search for someone to fill his shoes. The Unicorns turned to Samux as the solution. Samux’s AD Carry abilities are untested at the LCS level and he poses more questions than answers for the Unicorns. He will try to leverage his heaps of experience as he steps on to the LCS stage for the first time since 2013.
Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov originally made a name for himself on the EU Challenger ladder, and he was recruited by the Unicorns of Love in 2014. Hylissang is one of the most aggressive supports in the EU LCS, preferring champions that can initiate fights and lock the enemy team down.
In 2016 Hylissang proved that he can handle just about any problem that’s thrown at him. New laning partner? No problem. Shifting metagame? Bring it on. Much like his longtime teammate, Vizicsacsi, he is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that his team is successful. Whether it be reaping souls with Thresh, or concussing the opposition on Braum, Hylissang has been there and done that. He’ll be training up another laning partner this split, but that shouldn’t stop him from having another solid year donning the pink and white.
Fabian "Sheepy" Mallant started out as a jungler in 2014 for UOL, later stepped down as a player to take on the position as a coach. Since then he has been a facilitator of UOL's spirit, adding insight in and out of the game and helped successfully rebuilding and strengthing the team whenever it was needed. His coaching style is based around developing players own strengths and mindsets towards a the individual they strive to become.
2016 will prove as another great challenge where Sheepy will have to come up with new and suprising ideas to beat the competition, as the years before showed, that he can.
Romain "Khagneur" Bigeard started his career with various internships in different fields of the video games industry. After an initial 6 months training in PR at the french agency "Warning Up", he spend 9 months as a marketing/event intern for "Activision-Blizzard" in France and then 6 months doing a mix of event/social-media/esport for "Razer" in Germany.
In 2014, once his master degree in "Marketing & Communication" passed, he officialy started as an "eSport Specialist Europe" for Razer. Based in Hamburg, he was assessing, recruiting and activating teams across Europe for multiple competitive video games. One of those team was Unicorns of Love. They were young, wild and promising, so he joined in 2015. Inside the organisation, Romain is working in a close relationship with Sheepy to manage sponsors, business, logistic, communication and overall the well-being of the players. His light-hearted spirit and relentless hapiness fit perfectly inside the UOL family. Always motivated and full of energy, that's the way he does it, to infinity and beyond!
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