Splyce, the team that is both a part of League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and one of Europe's representatives at World Championship 2019 will be rebranded in December due to parent company issues.
Splyce are going to League of Legends World Championship 2019 as Europe's #3 seed, making this one of their most successful seasons in pro play. Still, not everything is right at the homefront although the issues the team is facing are not caused by Splyce directly, but rather the higher power called OverActive Media.
The parent company is undergoing restructuring and closing the Splyce brand is a direct result of this as they will focus on Toronto-based brands in the future. A different Europe-based brand under OAM ownership, Mad Lions, will remain and Splyce will assume that name going forward.
Still, the team is due to for appearance at World Championship 2019 and they will be shown as "Splyce" at the event as the finals will play out on 10 November 2019 while the name change will go into effect on December 2019, according to Dexerto's report .
Mad Lions' current roster will be released as a result, which is a tragedy in its own right. The team was coached by one of the formerly most famous League of Legends junglers, Araneae, who later went on to become the managing director. When it comes to the team's more recent exploits, they secured the first spot in several competitions they were eligible for during Spring 2019 while Fnatic fans will recognize them as the team where Nemesis' professional career began.
According to Dexerto's sources, the reasoning for dropping the Splyce brand ranges from not getting hit as hard on taxes due to regional regulations to dropping the teams that didn't generate as much popularity and revenue to OAM. Therefore, they will now focus on the three teams that proved to be most successful so far, across League of Legends, Call of Duty and Overwatch.