🔒 Our champions are locked in and Team Bliss is gearing up for a banger League of Legends debut 🔒
BRISBANE — We’re inching ever closer to the kick-off to the 2023 League of Legends competitive season.
Unsurprisingly, it’s been anything but a quiet off season for summoners in Oceania and abroad.
A plethora of pre-season gameplay changes are under the microscope soon to be fine tuned, tournaments and circuits around the globe are switching things up — atop of all the juicy stuff; the whirlwind of roster shifts.
Today, we have a great pleasure of introducing you to Team Bliss’ inaugural League of Legends line-up —
Top — Tristan "Lived" Fulcher
Jungle — Raaz "Whynot" Alfassi Berman
Mid — Ji-Myeong "Daystar" Yoo (🇰🇷 유지명)
ADC — Samil "leemas" Kip
Support — Ben "Benvi" Moore
Sub — David "Beats" Nguyen-Dang
📸 by Caleb Smith
It’s been a monster of an off-season for everyone at Bliss HQ. 2023 means new opportunities, some familiar faces along the way and with a fresh new look to boot.
Over the weekend, the whole team has been working closely with ESL in Sydney for the LCO media day. Before making their way to Brisbane to bootcamp at Bliss HQ for the rest of the week.
"It's exciting times for us at Bliss HQ”, states Brendan “brendypls” Harms, Chief Operating Officer of Team Bliss. “The team is a few days into a pre-split bootcamp and the work ethic they're already showing tells me they're looking to contest highly in the LCO.”
“Daystar seems like a great addition to the pre-existing dynamic our players have and he is looking really dangerous in the mid lane. I think Bliss fans are in for a treat." — brendypls
Daystar was previously known as "Sirius" in his home region of South Korea — after the dust settled in the postseason, Ji-Myeong seemed like an obvious choice.
On his résumé so far, he's played in a number of amateur tournaments including the KeG Championship, KeSPA Cup and the LCK Academy Series, and prior to moving to Queensland he was also a part of Kwangdong Freecs' amateur team.
GM of Team Bliss, Andrew "eDGe" McLaren adds, "It's exciting, it's been challenging, this is something we haven't done before. From joining LCO, to bringing on support staff and fielding a highly competitive team — we have done it from the ground up.”
As the team indicated in late August when Team Bliss acquired Gravitas’ 2023 slot, Bliss will be actively aiming to contest for LCO’s silverware and battling for one of the few PCS slots to Riot Games’ flagship international tournaments.
“There's a buzz throughout our staff, excitedly waiting for the start of Split 1 waiting to see this team against the best LCO has to offer and hopefully PCS and further." — eDGe
Off the Rift, our League squad will be supported by our dedicated staff: Calvin “Calvin” Lee as Head Coach, Julian “BloodLine” Mora as Assistant Coach and Brittney “Brittney” Lillywhite as the Team Manager.
We're so hyped for the future.
Keep your eyes peeled — our first date on the Rift will be announced soon.
Ready or not, here we come. ⌛ #BlissUp
ABOUT TEAM BLISS
Team Bliss are a competitive esports organisation based in the Oceanic region. Driven by their passion for gaming, the founders started the organisation in 2019 in hopes to support young talented gamers reach their dreams of being competitive gamers in a sustainable and healthy way.
Today, Team Bliss is best known for being the home of some of the regions’ best FPS pros, including a PUBG squad and two of the best Rainbow 6: Siege teams. Bliss stakes its claim in many top-flight team-based games, also historically having competed in Rocket League and Valorant — looking forward to 2023, fans will see Team Bliss marking new ground as they compete in the LCO in League of Legends.
Bliss HQ is based in Brisbane, Australia — with a facility dedicated to coaching and training for any competitive gaming teams looking to take it to the next level. It also acts as a hub to the general public and facilitates community programs such as community LANs and viewing parties.