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Nemesis rumored to join Fnatic, replace Caps

Nemesis rumored to join Fnatic, replace Caps

Tim “Nemesis” Lipovsek is possibly joining Fnatic, according to Slovenian gaming website This signing would be the first instance of a National League player joining the LEC in 2019.

The move represents a culmination of Nemesis’ efforts as he has been playing League of Legends competitively since age 12. Indeed, the player attended Slovenian LANs since Season Two and is familiar to the stage environment as a result. He also placed in Diamond in Seasons 1 and 2, back when Masters and Challenger did not exist.

Nemesis flourished as a member of MAD Lions E.C., a European Regional team only by name. The team played against LCS teams during scrimmages and often matched their opponents’ level of play, and he was a huge factor. MAD Lions also dominated the Spanish circuit in 2019.

With him in tow, MAD Lions won four tournaments (only losing one final in Spain to Giants Only the Brave, who later became Team Vitality). In addition, they reached the semifinals in the 2018 European Masters spring tournament, and won the summer edition.

The team has formally announced Nemesis’s departure from the structure, opening grounds for the Fnatic signing to take place. Fnatic recently lost Paul “sOAZ” Boyer and Rasmus “Caps” Winther to free agency, and they seek to replace the latter with the next best mid lane talent in Europe. Alongside Emil “Larssen” Larsson, Nemesis is regarded as the strongest up-and-coming mid laner in Europe.

Update: Nov. 29 @ 18:00 CET — Nemesis has indeed joined Fnatic. In addition, G2 Esports have announced Caps’s arrival, thus setting a domino effect of announcements in their wake.

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Adel Chouadria

Adel Chouadria is a League of Legends writer covering the LEC for five years, and the European Regional Leagues starting 2019. He has witnessed the Unicorns of Love's rise and fall from Day 1, as well as G2's sudden ascension to contender status. Besides that, he is fond of basketball, pro wrestling, and cake.

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