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KRC Genk Esports, the esports division of Belgian football club K.R.C. Genk, have reached verbal agreements with their roster for 2022, which will play in the Benelux’s Elite Series 2022 spring, according to sources.
Genk’s roster will consist of:
- Top: Rob “Robba” Zoon
- Jungle: Romain “Guertas” Polo
- Mid: Corentin “Numandiel” Rostand
- Bot: Joosep “Monk” Kivilaan
- Support: Amaury “Moopz” Minguerche
- Head coach: Ralph “arendmen” Tesselhof
- Assistant coach: Yillan
- Head of performance: Dylan “The Law” van Oord
- Esports coordinator/Manager: Bram “Bram” Bartels
Support staff and players like head coach arendmen, The Law, Guertas and Numandiel are planning to re-sign with Genk. They recently worked together in the Belgian League 2021 summer where they managed to finish third. They also finished third in the Belgian League 2021 Country Finals. Top laner Robba joins from mCon LG UltraGear, where he helped them win the Dutch League 2021 summer and qualifying for the European Masters 2021 summer play-ins. He also helped them win the Dutch League 2021 Country Finals.
Monk is an experienced player in the European Regional Leagues and has played for a number of teams in the past, including a short stint with MNM Gaming as their mid laner. He spent most of 2021 playing for Galaxy Racer EU starting in the Telia Esports Series Sweden 2021 spring and helping them win it. Galaxy Racer then went qualify for the Northern League of Legends Championship in summer where they finished fourth in the regular season.
Long time fans of the European scene will remember support Moopz, who was originally a mid laner when he first started out and when he played in the EU LCS in 2014 with SUPA HOT CREW. He then roleswapped to support and has spent most of his career playing in France. Moopz most recently played with Team MCES from 2019 till October 2021, and Monk and Moopz did play together on Team MCES during 2019 summer.
The football club KRC Genk play in the top flight league of Belgium, the Belgian First Division A or Jupiler Pro League. They started their esports project in 2020 and League of Legends were one of the titles they decided to compete in. Their entry into the Belgian League 2021 spring marked their first foray into the LoL esports scene.
Riot has its own plans for League of Legends in 2022, so fans will have plenty to keep an eye on.