One of the early legends of the European League of Legends scene is looking to make his professional comeback as a player. Veteran top laner, Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, who spent the last year coaching, announced on social media that he is looking for opportunities as a player.
In the same post, he said he was open to competing in a variety of different leagues. The three he outlined were the League of Legends European Championship, the League of Legends Championship Series and the La Ligue Française. The LFL is France’s premier League of Legends pro league. SOAZ spent the last year as the coach for one of the teams in that league, LDLC OL.
SOAZ is known for his time on Fnatic where he helped lead the team to back-to-back EU LCS titles in 2013, finishing third at Worlds 2013. In 2015, as a member of Origen, sOAZ helped his new team win the EU LCS Regional Finals. He once again was on a top-four team at Worlds 2015. He returned to Fnatic for the 2017 season and immediately found success. Fnatic won the EU regional finals and placed in the top eight at Worlds 2017.
In 2018, Fnatic had the best year Europe has had in League of Legends since season one. Fnatic won both the spring and summer splits while making it all the way to the finals of Worlds 2018. But, sOAZ was not the only top laner on the team in 2018. He split time and was primarily the backup top laner during this year. Fnatic turned to Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau for the majority of their run. In 2019, sOAZ left Fnatic and joined Misfits. After a lackluster year, sOAZ moved over to the LCS where he joined Immortals for one year. In 2021, he moved to a coaching role for LDLC OL.
His last full split was on that 2020 Immortals squad. Immortals pushed sOAZ to their League of Legends academy team after a poor spring split. After the season, sOAZ bowed out of the LCS after just one year.
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