xMatty Verbally Agrees to Play for Team BDS in 2022


by in League of Legends | Nov, 10th 2021

Matthew Charles “xMatty” Coombs, standout ERL marksman and two-time EU Masters champion, has reportedly agreed to compete for Team BDS in the forthcoming competitive season, as per the Upcomer. This rumor has been circulating the web for a while, but it seems that the two parties finally agreed to terms. 

Exciting stuff, no doubt!

He will be joined by Jakub “Cinkrof” Rokicki, his former jungler from Karmine Corp, so he’ll at least have a familiar ally by his side as he takes on the very best teams Europe has to offer. Those who’ve followed his LFL journey are well aware of his talents, and the fact that BDS will have him under their banner means they could potentially put up a much bigger fight than expected.

If Adam “Adam” Maanane joins their ranks as well (as has been rumored recently), they’d have three-fifths of Karmine Corp’s former EU Masters-winning line-up. Funny how things work out sometimes. Heck, even Ilias “NUCLEARINT” Bizriken played for Karmine Corp, although Cinkrof and xMatty had joined the team.

Quite an unexpected reunion!

Team BDS — Making the Right Moves


No signing can be made until November 15, but both parties have reportedly reached a verbal agreement; xMatty joining a LEC team has been a long time coming, and one could argue that there’s no better place for the talented Brit than BDS — at least right now. He’s more than capable enough to compete for, say, Rogue or MAD Lions as well, but starting “small” and then climbing the ranks will give him ample time to grow without nearly as much pressure.

He’ll also play alongside Dino “LIMIT” Tot, a very talented support whose best days are yet to come. Whether they’ll be able to trade blows with the many revered bottom lane duos in the LEC remains to be seen, but they’re not to be trifled with.

Last but certainly not least, with as revered a head coach as Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann, we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that Team BDS has made all the right moves this off-season. They’ve found the right players to stand a chance of reaching the playoffs without spending millions upon millions of dollars. 

In other words: they have a very good foundation and can only go up from here. Whether they’ll be successful or not is impossible to predict at this point, but they’ll no doubt put up a fight against the long-established LEC pantheon — especially if GrabbZ can work his “magic!”

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