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Nisqy set to join Cloud9, leave Splyce

Nisqy set to join Cloud9, leave Splyce

Cloud9 are in the process of hiring Yasin “Nisqy” Dincer according to a VPEsports report. The player would be parting ways with Splyce in the process.

The North American organization fills a need in the mid lane after long time mid laner Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen left them. The player may share playing time alongside Greyson “Goldenglue” Gilmer should Cloud9 build on the foundation they laid in 2018. During that season, the organization fielded a seven-man rotation that involved two mid laners and two junglers.

The move brings continuity to Nisqy’s career trajectory, which has been trending upwards. The Belgian player rose through the French scene, most notably as a member of InFamouS eSport (2015-2016) and Melty eSport Club (2016). In total, he won seven tournaments in the scene before joining Fnatic Academy for the 2017 Challenger Series spring split.

Since then, the player showcased his ability in the professional scene as a member of Team EnVy (2017 summer split) and Splyce (2018). Throughout his tenure, he stood out as a positive influence for team chemistry. He also developed his level of play to become one of the best mid laners in Europe. However, he did not reach the 2018 World Championship, as G2 Esports beat Splyce in a 3-2 thriller.

The move is a heavy blow to Splyce. Indeed, they relied on the player to hold the fort in the mid lane, in a league that is stacked at the position. Rasmus “Caps” Winther, Daniele “Jiizuke” Di Mauro and Luka “PerkZ” Perkovic were among several opponents Nisqy faced on a weekly basis.

It also confirms that Splyce greatly suffered from being a late entry in the rebranded LEC. The team spent months outside of the LEC picture and allowed its players and coaches to explore free agency ahead of time. Their re-entry on Nov. 18 changed their perspectives overnight, as they needed to retain their assets. That may have been too late, as they were unable to retain Nisqy — and possibly more.

Update @ Nov. 24 on 12:43: Nisqy has officially joined Cloud9, the team revealed on Twitter. Splyce currently seeks a mid laner to helm the spot in 2019.

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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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