LDLC revamp roster with Maka and Keoz
LDLC have brought on two new players, Bryan "Maka" Canda and Nicolas "Keoz" Dgus, to round out a roster that had been depleted to three when bodyy and afroo didn't renew their contracts going into 2021, becoming free agents.
The incoming duo signed with LDLC as free agents, the French AWPer having last played for Heretics before stepping down late last year, not long before his contract expired, while the Belgian player joins Steeve "Ozstrik3r" Flavigni's men after spending the larger part of two years in the CIS scene with K23.
The changes come after middling results for LDLC in 2020 as they weren't able to break out and had mostly discrete showings in online cups with their best results being two second-place finishes at Eden Arena Malta Vibes Cup 4 and ASUS ROG Winter 2020. They did however manage to have a successful run in the ESEA Climber's Cup and MDL Relegations to qualify for the upcoming ESEA Premier season.
Maka joins LDLC after breaking out in 2020 as one of the engines of the Heretics team that took a sixth place finish at ESL One: Road to Rio Europe, where he ended up with a 1.20 rating across 20 maps against top competition.
The 20-year-old has shown plenty of potential with K23, including with a New Challenger stage appearance at the Berlin Major and in his former team's victory run at the European Development Championship late last year, which he ended with a 1.21 rating.
LDLC are now slated to play other European champions in ESL's European Championship Winter, which starts on January 18, for a spot at the IEM Katowice Play-in, and will be competing in the upcoming ESEA Premier league that starts later this month.
LDLC are now: