One of esports biggest organizations, T1, bolstered their player roster outside League of Legends. On Wednesday afternoon, they signed the best Smash Ultimate player, according to Panda Global Rankings Ultimate, Leonardo "MKLeo" Lopez Perez.
Historically, MKLeo has a track record of winning almost every tournament he participated in. Before Smash Ultimate, he dominated Smash 4, placing first in tournaments such as EVO Japan 2018, CEO 2018, and Super Smash Con 2018. His most notable accomplishment thus far is winning EVO 2019 and taking home $21,000.
Recently, MKLeo participated in Frostbite 2020, a Smash Ultimate major with a stacked lineup comprised of high-caliber players like Spacestation Gaming's Enrique "Maister" Hernández Solís and TSM's Gavin "Tweek" Dempsey. Prior to Frostbite, MKLeo announced his departure from Echo Fox, a team he has been with since 2017 and was one of Echo Fox's most successful players.
MKLeo's arrival to T1 means he is joining a globally known roster of players with Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok and Jae-hyeok "Carpe" Lee. This also places T1 expanding outside of major esports such as League of Legends and Overwatch. With MKLeo joining T1, it seems like the organization is starting to build their FGC roster. If Dominique "SonicFox" McLean follows MKLeo in joining T1, the team can be the next dominating team in the FGC following Echo Fox's departure from esports. Only time will tell if MKLeo's dominance is going to be stronger joining T1 and if T1 will sign more high-profile FGC players.
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