The Belgian organization Sector One has made oral agreements with their squad they will use in the 2022 Elite Series in the Benelux, sources confirmed with Upcomer on Sunday.
Sector One’s list will be:
- Above: Elias “Lumerion” Gashonga
- Jungle: Janne “dibu” Heikkonen
- Center: Anselmi “Simpli” Rintanen
- Bot: Adam “Emtest” Emtestam
- Support: Radoslav “Infoneral” Georgiev
- Coach: Seal “Anthrax” game of chance
Jungler Dibu is returning to Sector One from his time with them in 2020, where Sector One achieved incredible national success. The organization won the spring, summer and country finals of the Belgian league and qualified for the European Masters play-ins in both seasons. He previously played for LowLandLions and helped them qualify for the 2022 Elite Series through the Promotion Tournament, along with game support from head coach Anthrax. While Anthrax has trained as a strategic coach at PSV Esports for a short period, this will be his first full season as head coach.
Lumerion joins the Dutch league from his time at PSV Esports, where PSV has announced that it will take a step back from participating in the upcoming Elite Series. Lumerion helped PSV win the Dutch league’s spring 2021 season and qualify for the EU Masters tournament that followed.
Simpli and Emtest both come from the Northern League of Legends Championship ecosystem; You already played at KOVA Esports and Dusty last summer. While Simpli mainly practiced his craft in the Nordic leagues, Emtest is a journeyman and has played for teams like Galakticos in Turkey. Support Infoneral comes from the Dutch league team Echo Zulu, where he helped them to third place and also in the country final last summer.
As an organization, Sector One is one of the older names in the Benelux scene. Sector One was founded in 2014 and has participated in many tournaments in the region and “with the help of many volunteers in our community and a management team with larger strategic goals, Sector One has grown into the most successful eSports organization in the Benelux countries.” as it says on their website.
They are also the most decorated team in the Belgian league era before the Elite Series merger, which won everything domestically in 2020 and also took the title in summer 2021. They also took second place in spring 2021 and the Country Finals. You have been invited directly to participate in the Elite Series as one of the three best teams in the Belgian league.