Follow eSports, a self-proclaimed online TV Guide for the competitive gaming scene, has made an announcement declaring that they have made the decision to rebrand themselves as “Splyce.” The press release didn’t give any reason as to what prompted the decision, as it’s a pretty big change, but some fans believe it was a choice made with their professional teams in mind.

“We’re really stoked to finally be able to share our brand new identity with the community, as we continue to grow into an important resource for eSports fans.”
–Marty Strenczewilk, Splyce.gg CEO

In addition to their name change, it was also revealed that Splyce has picked up a professional Call of Duty team with the following lineup:

Benjamin “Bance” Bance – Kicking off his competitive gaming career just a year ago with Team XENEX, Bance has had little effort in becoming recognized as one of the best players in Europe following impressive performances at multiple LAN events. Despite this, he has had trouble finding his “Forever team” and has rarely stayed with a squad longer than a month or so. Splyce will be his 7th team in one year.

James “Dominate” Batz – Dominate first began his eSports career with Gears of War in 2008, and has been a part of the competitive scene the longest out of the rest of his team. His most notable achievements come from his time with Epsilon eSports and Team infused, such as placing first at Insomnia 53 and second at EGO EW 3.

Joshua-Lee “Joshh” Sheppard – Joshh has been playing Call of Duty competitively since 2011, with his first team being SK Gaming. His favorite CoD is, “Without a doubt” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and his favorite moment from his professional gaming career so far is when his team beat OpTic Gaming in the Grand Finals of EGL 8. Splyce will be his thirteenth team to sign to.

Jordan “Reedy” Reed – Reedy’s career began in 2013 and his first team was Exertus eSports. His more notable performances come from his time spent with Millenium, such as when his team placed first and second at the GFinity Euro Pro League Season 2 Premiership Division and DreamHack London 2015 respectively.

The lineup is the sixth team to be signed to the organization, joining alongside their League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Smash, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone squads. They will be competing at the Call of Duty World League Pro Division Qualifying Invitational in Berlin this weekend as their first event together as a team under the Splyce banner.

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Sian R
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Sian is a self-proclaimed Star Wars historian, Fatal Frame enthusiast and crazy cat lady that's fascinated by the Kpop mashups on YouTube. Professional gaming is something that's fascinated him ever since he was a wee lad, especially when it came to fighting games, so now he rambles on about it in the form of articles that use way too many commas.