Team Vitality’s all-European starting roster is complete with the addition of support Oskar “VandeR’ Bogdon, the organization announced Wednesday.
Led by new head coach Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi, Vitality features VandeR, top laner Lucas “Cabochard" Simon-Meslet, jungler Charly "Djoko" Guillard, mid laner Erlend "Nukeduck" Våtevik Holm and AD carry Pierre "Steeelback" Medjaldi.
VandeR most recently led FC Schalke 04 to the top of the EU Challenger Series with an undefeated regular season. A promising season for the club came to a crashing halt with a 3-1 loss in the playoffs to Misfits Academy, costing FC Schalke a place in the promotion tournament.
Vitality said goodbye to former support and analyst Ha “Hachani” Seung-chan, substitute midlaner Lee “GBM” Chang-seok and head coach Heo “Irean” Yeong-cheol after the 2017 European League Championship Series Spring Split.
Vitality struggled all split and finished 3-10 to narrowly avoid the promotion tournament with a 7th-8th finish.