In didn’t take long for former Fnatic Academy duo Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek and Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider to find themselves new homes. The formidable top laner and jungler will join EU LCS strugglers Mysterious Monkeys.
Evidently bouyed by their returns to their EU LCS, both Kikis and Amazing teased their imminent return through a series of social media messages.
Ultimately the writing was on the wall after both players synchronously expressed their excitement for the forthcoming week and what will prove to be their debut for Mysterious Monkeys against former employers, Fnatic.
Hyped for next week.
— Mateusz Szkudlarek (@Kikis1205) 16 June 2017
Hyped for next week.
— Maurice (@FnaticAmazing) 16 June 2017
Whilst no public statement has yet been made by the German organization, Riot Games’ player database already lists both Amazing and Kikis as members of the team. The document update coincides with Leon “Lamabear” Krüger’s decision to step down from the team and become a free agent.
MM will do better with this roster change hope they dont face unlucky situations.
— Leon Krüger ? (@Lamabearlol) 19 June 2017
Mysterious Monkeys are yet to win a series in the EU LCS, but will be keen to avoid relegation after making significant investments into their team.
Amazing and Kikis are amongst European League of Legends most seasoned players, yet both were made suddenly redundant upon Ninjas in Pyjamas’ acquisition of Fnatic Academy at the end of the Spring Split.
NiP’s return to the EU LCS was met with widespread backlash from the League of Legends eSports community, led in part by Amazing who felt that his roster, having earned the EU LCS spot, deserve the chance to play in the league.
Kikis and Amazing now return to the fray with Mysterious Monkeys, hoping to exact revenge over the Ninjas in Pyjamas for having disowned them.
MM will be hoping to establish daylight between themselves and NiP at the foot of the table, with two veteran upgrades on board, the German newcomers may have significantly improved their chances of survival.