FunPlus Foenix sign emi

Gijs Verhoeff
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Oh wow, what an upgrade! Instead of going for a fragster pug-style IGL like ChrisJ, or a method-man with discipline like MSL, FPX have decided to get the worst of both worlds, by signing emi. You know, the guy who was on Valiance&CO/CR4ZY/c0ntact gaming and who's only real achievement has been getting carried by EspiranTo, ottoNd, and SHiPZ.

We don't really blame him too much, he did have to pick up after huNter and nexa, which given where those guys are, are some pretty big shoes to fill. And credit where credit's due, he did lead the team to a win not even a month after he went back to playing after his coaching stint, at DreamHack Open Rotterdam 2019 - we know because napz was there.

But after a few results when that team was still thriving, things pretty much died out. His last notable result was at DreamHack Masters Winter last year, where he stood in for GODSENT and got third/fourth place.

So that establishes a pattern: he's not a stand out IGL. "Alright well maybe he can frag?" we hear you think. Yeah don't do that. In the last year, he has barely managed to reach a 0.98 rating, which isn't impressive, to say the least.

So, the quality of this move, and the future of this team, hinges on if emi can reinvent himself and show us a side we haven't seen before - his good side.

April 22, 2021

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