Head Coach Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi has reached a verbal agreement with Karmine Corp to re-join the team in the LoL EMEA Championship (LEC), according to Sheep Esports sources. Joining in September, the Swedish coach already helped the team in the LFL's Coupe de France recently, he will now be looking to extend his agreement with KC.
Head Coach James "Mac" MacCormack was also a strong candidate for the position alongside coach Patrick "Pad" Suckow-Breum. However, the package has been exploring other options in the LEC.
Top Lane: Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet*
Jungle: Zhou "Bo" Yang-Bo
Mid Lane: Lucas "Saken" Fayard*
AD Carry: Elias "Upset" Lipp
Support: Raphaël "Targamas" Crabbé*
*: Deal is currently incomplete.
Head Coach: Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi
Earlier today, reports indicate that Karmine Corp has found an agreement with Chinese jungler Zhou "Bo" Yang-Bo, who will be joining the team along with Elias "Upset" Lipp, according to a Sheep Esports report.
Per sources close to Sheep Esports, Karmine Corp is currently in talks with top laner Lucas "Cabochard" Simon-Meslet, mid laner Lucas "Saken" Fayard, and support Raphaël "Targamas" Crabbé, who are expected to be promoted to the team's main roster. At this time, the organization has not yet found agreements with the players who could still end up on another team next year.
Assuming that the remaining three players are locked, Karmine Corp will feature a mix of familiar faces to the organization along with some new star talents, aiming to elevate its EMEA Masters Champion roster.
As one of the most experienced coaches in the LEC, Yamato has previously been part of several noteworthy teams. Most known for his recent tenure with Fnatic, the Swedish personality has also helped high profile organizations such as Team Vitality, Splyce, or even ROCCAT back in the days of the EU LCS. With his teams, Yamato has preciously made four appearances at the World championship.
Despite never winning a title in the LEC, the coach remains a fan favorite coach in the EMEA region and is looking to make a comeback to the league after being absent from the EMEA region in 2023. After having coached KC's Coupe de France squad, Yamato is now looking to renew his agreements with the French organization.
In addition to his achievements, Yamato was also the first foreign head coach to compete with a LCK team in 2020 during his tenure with SANDBOX Gaming.