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KOI has gotten a head start in bolstering its roster ahead of the second half of the 2022 season. They have made two crucial signings that could help them be a lot stronger.

Their first high-profile signing is of former Astralis top laner Matti “WhiteKnight” Sormunen. With the end of the 2022 LEC Spring Split, the Finnish player parted ways with Astralis, and the announcement was made by the team’s official Twitter page.

WhiteKnight’s addition to the team will undoubtedly be a big boost. The 26-year-old has been on the scene for a while and has made it to the last three splits, competing at the highest level in European LoL.

Meanwhile, this would be the first time WhiteKnight plays in the Super League, even though he has been around a lot. He has played for six different teams, including Ninjas in Pyjamas, BIG, Unicorns of Love, with the most recent being Astralis.

While having a solid roster is a great plan, having a better coach who can lead them will almost guarantee victories. To that effect, the organization has acquired the services of Danusch “Arvindir” Fischer. The German has been on the scene since 2014, with his longest spell coming at BIG (three and a half years).

He will be replacing Jesús “Falco” Pérez Rubio, who had a rather short run with the team. Falco joined KOI in December 2021 after its formation and did a decent job in helping them finish 4th in the LVP Superliga Orange after losing to BISOBS ECLUB in the Losers’ Round 2.

Arvindir will bring a lot of experience and a winning mentality to the Spanish League of Legends team. While he has had a great run as a head coach throughout his career, winning the European Masters championships in 2019 is perhaps his greatest accomplishment.

There have been reports that team owners Ibai Llanos and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique wanted Arvindir to lead the team from inception, but they were unable to secure the deal.

Although the team is relatively new, they are looking to announce themselves in the Super League as quickly as possible. As at the time of writing, no further changes to the roster have been reported. However, they could still pull off one or two more acquisitions before the start of the summer split.

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