Hadrien "Duke" Forestier
James "Mac" MacCoarmack
|Analyst(s)||Fabien "GuySake" Ungerer|
|Manager(s)||Michael "Swizz" Butterworth|
Splyce is an American multi-gaming esports organization, currently competing in the EU LCS. They were formerly known as Follow eSports.
Splyce was initially announced as Follow eSports on October 29th, 2015 as the new brand of Team Dignitas EU, with an initial roster including Wunderwear, Sencux, Kobbe, and Nisbeth. They inherited Dignitas's seed into the 2016 EU LCS Spring Season. Their jungler was announced two weeks later to be Trashy. In December, the team renamed to Splyce, changing their logo as well.
Splyce stayed consistently in either seventh place or tied for eighth place in the spring split. Their final record was 5-13, in 8th place ahead of Team ROCCAT and behind Elements. With a favorable promotion tournament seed, Splyce played against Giants Gaming and won 3-2, requalifying for the LCS for the 2016 Summer Split. During the offseason, Splyce released Nisbeth and acquired Mikyx as their new support.
During the EULCS 2016 Summer Split, Splyce's performance improved greatly. With the new best of two format, Splyce was second in the round robin stage with 9-6-3 record behind G2 Esports. With a direct bye into the semi-finals for the EULCS 2016 Summer Playoffs, Splyce first face off H2K and beat them 3:2 to advance to finals against G2 Esports. Though only taking one game off of G2 in the finals to place second in the Summer Playoffs, the team did earn themselves another chance for the EULCS 3rd seed spot at Worlds by securing a bye into finals for the EULCS 2016 Regional Qualifiers. In a close series, they were able to beat Unicorns of Love 3:2 to finally qualify for 2016 Season World Championship
As the third seed representative from EULCS, Splyce was placed in Group D along with Samsung Galaxy, Team Solomid, and Royal Never Give Up. With only one win against Royal Never Give Up, Splyce failed to advance out of group stage, thus ending their 2016 season.
Without any roster change, Splyce enter the EULCS 2017 Spring Split with high expectation as one of the stronger teams to make playoffs. However, in the new best of three format where ten teams are divided into Group A and Group B, Splyce only placed third in their Group B and barely making the EULCS 2017 Spring Playoffs. In the quarterfinals, Splyce faced off against EULCS' newcomer Misfits and lost 2:3. Still the team earned 10 Championship points that will go towards earning a spot for the 2017 World Championship.
During the offseason, Splyce decided to part ways with YamatoCannon.
Heading into the new format of EULCS 2017 Summer Split, Splyce was placed in Group B with H2K, Unicorns of Love, Vitality, and Mysterious Monkeys. Although Group B is generally considered less competitive than Group A, where G2 and Fnatic dominate, Splyce's performance throughout the season was fairly average, albeit consistent, and placed third in their group at the end of the regular season. This qualifies them for the quarterfinal of the EULCS 2017 Summer Playoffs.
Paired against G2, Splyce forced a five game series but lost against their opponents who were simply more experienced. Though placed 5th-6th, Splyce still has enough Championship points to qualify for the EULCS 2017 Regional Qualifiers one last time. Unfortunately in the first round, they failed to secure a single against H2K. This marks the end of the 2017 season for the team.
- January 3rd, YamatoCannon, Chris Ehrenreich, and Arvindir join as Head Coach, LCS Advisor, and Analyst respectively.
- January 7th, Imbanar and Vizility join as subs.
- January 12th, Gripex joins as a sub.
- February 16th, Imbanar leaves.
- April 22nd, Vorborg leaves managerial role.
- April 24th, Mikyx joins. Nisbeth moves to sub.
- May 17th, Wunderwear renames to Wunder.
- May 18th, Nisbeth leaves.
- November 26th, Kobbe rejoins.
- November 27th, Sencux rejoins.
- Wunder, Top.
- Trashy, Jungle. Nationality: dk.
- Mikyx, Support.
- Sencux, Mid.
- Gripex, Jungle. Nationality: dk.
- Vizility, AD.
- Nisbeth, Support.
- Imbanar, Top. Nationality: dk.
- LazerChicken, Owner. Nationality: us.
- Swizz, European LCS Manager. Nationality: uk.
- [], Head Coach. Nationality: uk.
- Duke, Strategic Coach. Nationality: fr.
- Mac, Assistant Coach. Nationality: uk.
- GuysAKE, Analyst. Nationality: fr.
- Liq, General Manager. Nationality: de.
- Gevous, Head Coach. Nationality: nl.
- RiftCoach, LCS Advisor. Nationality: us.
- YamatoCannon, Head Coach.
- Vorborg, General Manager. Nationality: dk.
- Arvindir, Analyst. Nationality: de.
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-10-8||13 - 16th||2016 World Championship||1 : 5||Not found||$ 20,937.50|
|2016-09-05||1st||2016 EU LCS Regional Qualifiers||3 : 2||Unicorns Of Love|
|2016-08-28||2nd||2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||1 : 3||G2 Esports||$ 25,000|
|2016-07-31||2nd||2016 EU LCS Summer Round Robin||9 : 6 : 3||Not found|
|2016-03-26||Q||2016 EU LCS Summer Promotion||3 : 2||Giants Gaming|
|2016-03-18||8th||2016 EU LCS Spring Round Robin||5 : 13||Not found|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2016-09-08||4th||2017 EU LCS Regional Qualifiers||0 : 3||H2k-Gaming|
|2017-08-20||5 - 6th||2017 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||2 : 3||G2 Esports||€ 10,000|
|2017-08-13||3rd||2017 EU LCS Spring Round Robin||8 : 5||Not found|
|2017-04-08||5 - 6th||2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs||2 : 3||Misfits Gaming|
|2017-04-02||3rd||2017 EU LCS Spring Round Robin||7 : 6||Not found|
- November 11th, Travis Interviews Marty - the Owner of the New LCS EU Team: Follow Esports with GameSpot
- December 2nd, My name is Marty and I am the owner of the Splyce (former Follow eSports/DigEU) LCS Team - AMA!! with reddit
- January 20th - Splyce's owner Marty Strenczewilk on the team's infrastructure, setting goals and the new the relegation process with TheScore eSports
- August 17th - Q&A: YamatoCannon on his coaching style and Splyce’s rise to the top of the EU LCS with Slingshot
- September 24th - YamatoCannon on Splyce’s chances at League of Legends Worlds: 'We can definitely do some damage' with YAHOO! Esports
- September 29th - Splyce coach YamatoCannon: ‘We have the tools and we know what to do’ with The Rift Herald
- October 8th - YamatoCannon on Splyce’s worlds experience, G2’s struggles and his wardrobe with Slingshot
- February 9th - Slingshot Questionnaire with YamatoCannon with Slingshot Esports
- March 2nd - Slingshot Questionnaire with Splyce co-owner Marty Strenczewilk with Slingshot Esports
- May 18th - Splyce co-owner Marty Strenczewilk talks in-depth about LCS franchising, Overwatch League and the importance of dissenting opinions with Slingshot Esports
- August 15th - SPY YamatoCannon wins the EU LCS Coach of the Summer Split Award by LoL Esports
- August 17th - From Relegations to Playoffs: Splyce's Surprising Summer Split by LoL Esports
- August 22nd - It will be exciting, it will be underwhelming: Looking ahead to the EU LCS final by Kelsey Moser (thescoreesports.com)
- September 16th - Os caminhos de superação pro Mundial by LeonButcher (lolesports.com.br)
- September 19th - iSPY: A Glance at The Fall and Meteoric Rise of Splyce by Hans-Wilhelm Sund (team-dignitas.net)
- September 22nd - WORLDS 2016 TEAM PROFILE: SPLYCE by HeckMaister (esportsheaven.com)
- September 28th - BURN OR SHINE: EU TAKES ON THE WORLD by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan (eu.lolesports.com)
- September 29th - EU FALTERS ON DAY 1 OF WORLDS by Phillip "Riot Costy" Costigan (lolesports.com)
- October 4th - Meeting the fans, through Splyce's eyes by Kien Lam (lolesports.com)
- October 5th - Cautioning against misdiagnosis: Reflecting on EU's poor Week 1 by Kelsey Moser (thescoreesports.com)
- December 20th - Growth Trajectory: Splyce set big goals for 2017 by Tim Sevenhuysen (thescoreesports.com)
- January 18th - Tightening Splyce's coils: Adapting Trashy's style to Season 7 by Kelsey Moser (esports.yahoo.com)
- January 19th - Со щитом или на щите: Новый сезон EU LCS by LoL Esports RU (ru.lolesports.com)
- April 5th - 2017 EU LCS SPRING PLAYOFFS by Jeff Latham (eu.lolesports.com)
- May 30th - Team Reactions | EU LCS Group Draft Summer 2017 by LoL Esports
- Follow eSports Acquires Dignitas EU LCS Team followesports.com
- Trashy joins FollowEsports dailydot.com
- New LCS franchise Follow eSports rebrands to Splyce, picks up Call of Duty team dailydot.com
- Splyce agrees to terms with YamatoCannon to lead LCS coaching staff splyce.gg
- Splyce's Tweet twitter.com
- Vorborg's Tweet twitter.com
- Official Roster Announcement: Mikyx joins LCS Team as Support splyce.gg
- Splyce LCS Competitive Update And Changes youtube.com
- Splyce's Twitter Post twitter.com
- 2018 EU LCS: Official Rosters eu.lolesports.com