MAD Lions

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MAD Lions
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Team Information
Org Location
Spain
Region
EU
Europe
Head CoachJames "Mac" MacCormack
PartnerOverActive Media
History
CreatedLEC Team 2019-11-29
Social Media & Links
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Current Roster
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MAD Lions is a Spanish team. They were previously known as Splyce. For the LVP SLO team that went by the same name, now known as MAD Lions Madrid, see here.

The organization has teams in League of Legends, Clash Royale, CS:GO, and FIFA.

History[edit]

Parent company OverActive Media rebranded Splyce as MAD Lions in November 2019, with an official announcement on the 29th.[1] Their initial roster for the LEC 2020 Season included four rookie players - Orome, Shadow, Carzzy, and Gistick - along with mid laner Humanoid, the only carry-over from Splyce.

2020 Season[edit]

MAD had a good start to Spring Split as they went 5-3 in the first four weeks which meant that they were in a 3-way-tie for 4th just one win behind first place. They, however, continued to show varying performances throughout the rest of the split but due to beating their opponents Misfits Gaming and Origen in the last two weeks, they secured 4th place with an 11-7 record which meant a place in the upper bracket of playoffs. For Round 1 they were chosen by G2 Esports and managed to put up a great fight that ended in saving their nexus one hit before defeat to close out the game and therefore the series 3-2. In Round 2 they faced Fnatic and were completely outclassed by them which meant that they needed to beat G2 again in the lower finals to get a rematch against Fnatic in the finals. This time their opponent came better prepared and dominated the series 3-1 to end MAD's first split under their new name. MAD got off to a fairly strong start in the summer split and held the top spot for most of the season only to lose it to Rogue right at the end. They qualified for LEC 2020 Summer Playoffs in the bottom part of the Winners bracket because of how the special system worked for 2020. They lost outright in the first round against G2 Esports and were relegated to the losers bracket, where they managed to beat FC Schalke 04 and then lost to Rogue, clinching them the 4th LEC Worlds spot. They disappointed in the Worlds 2020 Play-In where they barely made knockouts and were eliminated by SuperMassive Esports.

2021 Season[edit]

Heading into the Spring Split MAD made some changes to the roster where they added toplaner Armut and rookie jungler Elyoya. They finished the regular season with a record of 10-8 and secured 3rd place behind G2 Esports and Rogue meaning they were going to be in the upper bracket of Spring Playoffs. The regular split performance of Elyoya earned him the Rookie of the Split award. For Round 1 of playoffs, G2 Esports selected Schalke 04 Esports which meant MAD facing Rogue. Despite losing the first game, MAD managed to win the next three games and got their place in Semifinals beating Rogue 3-1. The Semifinals where they faced G2 Esports resulted in the same way where they beat G2 3-1 while sending them into the lower bracket. In the lower bracket Semifinals, Rogue upset G2 Esports 3-1 and got their place in the Finals. The Finals was the first finals without Fnatic or G2 Esports being in the final since the start of the LoL European Championship in 2013. In the finals, MAD were down 0-2 but managed to reverse sweep Rogue and became the 4th team ever to win an LEC title beating Rogue 3-2. This meant MAD was the team to represent Europe in the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational.

Trivia[edit]

  • The seven stars in the logo come from the flag of Madrid, the capital of Spain.
  • The name "MAD Lions" is actually a play on words; while the name makes sense when explicitly read, MAD does not refer to the English adjective, but is an abbreviation of Madrid. The name is also a reference to the lions in the Cibeles Fountain, an important monument in Madrid.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • November 29, Splycelogo std.pngSplyce rebrands as MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lions.[2][3]
    Orome,
    Shadow,
    Humanoid,
    Carzzy, and
    Gistick join.
    [2][4] Mac (Head Coach) joins.[5] Peter Dun (Head Coach of MAD Lions) joins.[6] Stress (Community Manager) joins.[7] Feiron42 (General Manager) joins.
  • December (approx.), Almudena Marchena Asín (Content and Marketing Director) leaves.
  • December 6,
    Shadow and
    Carzzy's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[8]
  • December 11, Mac (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2022.[9]
  • December 18, Kaas (Assistant Coach) is added to the GCD.
    Orome's contract is extended through 2022.[10]
    Orome's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2022.[11]
    Kaiser and Kaas (Assistant Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[12] Gistick renames to Kaiser.[13]
  • December 19, Kaas (Assistant Coach)'s joining is confirmed.[14]
  • January 6,
    Humanoid's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2022.[15]
  • January 15, Peter Dun (Head Coach of MAD Lions)' contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.[16]
  • March (approx.), Brandon Pollack (Partnerships Manager) joins.
  • March 20, Shadow renames to Shad0w.[17]
  • March 25, LazerChicken (SVP, Performance and Team Operations at OverActive Media) leaves.[18]
  • May 28, Jido (Analyst) joins.[19][20]
  • October 20, Peter Dun (Head Coach of MAD Lions) is removed from the GCD.[21]
  • October 21, Peter Dun (Head Coach of MAD Lions)' departure is confirmed.[22]
  • November 3, Jido (Analyst) leaves.[23]
  • November 19,
    Orome leaves.[24]
  • November 24,
    Elyoya joins.
    [25] Mac (Head Coach) will remain with the team for 2021.[26]
  • November 27,
    Armut joins.
    [27]
  • December 1, Pad (Assistant Coach) joins.[28] Kaas (Assistant Coach to Strategic Coach) changes position.
  • December 2,
    Elyoya's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 20 November 2023.[29]
  • December 9, Pad (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2022.[30]
  • December 18,
    Shad0w leaves.[31]
  • December 22, Aagie (Data Analyst) joins.[32]
  • 2021 (approx.), Feiron (General Manager to Director of Team Operations) changes position.
  • January 1, Stuii (Team Manager) joins.[33]
  • January 5,
    Armut's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 20 November 2023.[34]
  • February 6, Stress (Community Manager) leaves.[35]
  • February 8, Danes Loher (Social Media Manager) joins.[36]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleContract EndsJoined
TR

Armutİrfan Berk Tükek
Top Laner
2023-11-20
Nov 20202020-11-27
EU

ElyoyaJavier Prades Batalla
Jungler
2023-11-20
Nov 20202020-11-24
EU

HumanoidMarek Brázda
Mid Laner
2022-11-21
Nov 20192019-11-29
EU

CarzzyMatyáš Orság
Bot Laner
2021-11-15
Nov 20192019-11-29
EU

KaiserNorman Kaiser
Support
2021-11-15
Nov 20192019-11-29
Note: Teams are free to switch players between their LEC and Academy rosters as long as their roster for each game complies with the rules outlined in their respective ERL. Therefore, more players are eligible to start than are listed on this page - we will only list those that do play.

Former[edit]

Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
CN

Shad0wZhiqiang Zhao (赵志强)
Jungler
Nov 20192019-11-29Dec 20202020-12-18None
EU

OromeAndrei Popa
Top Laner
Nov 20192019-11-29Nov 20202020-11-19BT Excellogo std.pngBTXL

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LEC

Player201320142015201620172018201920202021Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
HumanoidSplycelogo std.pngSplycelogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.png90
CarzzyMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.png54
KaiserMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.png54
OromeSplycelogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.png37
Shad0wMAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD Lionslogo std.png36
ArmutMAD Lionslogo std.png18
ElyoyaMAD Lionslogo std.png18

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Sheldon Pollack Chairman of The Board at OverActive Media
Christopher Overholt President & CEO at OverActive Media
Grazen Adam Adamou CSO at OverActive Media
Schunurious Jorge Schnura Becerro Co-Founder & President / VP, Strategy & GM (Europe) at OverActive Media
Eguillor Marcos Eguillor Co-Founder
Vegetta777 Samuel de Luque Batuecas Co-Owner
Willyrex Guillermo Díaz Íbañez Co-Owner
escip10n Ricardo Gómez-Acebo Botín Director of Finance
Pedro Belaunzarán Director of Partnerships
deicide Gauthier de Meirsman Head of Design
Brandon Pollack Partnerships Manager
Feiron Till Werdermann Director of Team Operations
Danes Loher Social Media Manager
Stuii Alexander Spelda 80Team Manager
Viking Jake Ainsworth Performance Manager
Martina Čubrić Sports Psychologist
Mac James MacCormack 80Head Coach
Kaas Christophe van Oudheusden 80Strategic Coach
Pad Patrick Suckow-Breum 80Assistant Coach
Aagie Carlos Cuenca 80Data Analyst

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Stress James O'Leary 80Community Manager None
Jido Jonathan Do 80Analyst None
Peter Dun Peter Dun 80Head Coach of MAD Lions Eglogo std.pngEvil Geniuses
LazerChicken Marty Strenczewilk SVP, Performance and Team Operations at OverActive Media None
Almudena Marchena Asín Content and Marketing Director None

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

MAD Lions Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2021-04-111€80,000$ 86,999.73€80,000 LEC 2021 Spring Playoffs
3 : 2Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
 Armut,  Elyoya,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
2021-03-143 LEC 2021 Spring
10 - 8Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Armut,  Elyoya,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
2020-09-2919 - 20$16,687.50$ 16,687.5€ 14,320.73 Worlds 2020
2 : 3SuperMassive Esportslogo std.pngSUP
 Orome,  Shad0w,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
2020-08-304€20,000$ 23,552.8€20,000 LEC 2020 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Rogue (European Team)logo std.pngRGE
 Orome,  Shad0w,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
2020-08-092 LEC 2020 Summer
12 - 6Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Orome,  Shad0w,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
2020-04-183€30,000$ 32,624.9€30,000 LEC 2020 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
 Orome,  Shad0w,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
2020-03-284 LEC 2020 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Orome,  Shad0w,  Humanoid,  Carzzy,  Kaiser,  Mac,  Kaas
Total Prize:USD 16,688 • EUR 130,000

Media[edit]

  • 2020
  • 2021

Images[edit]

Logos[edit]

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 MAD LIONS ENTER LEAGUE OF LEGENDS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS overactive-media-group.prezly.com
  3. MAD LIONS ARE CHARGING INTO LEC eu.lolesports.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mac's Tweet twitter.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 Peter Dun's Tweet twitter.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 Stress' Tweet twitter.com
  8. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-05; after change - EU - 2019-12-06
  9. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-10; after change - EU - 2019-12-11
  10. 10.0 10.1 GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-17; after change - EU - 2019-12-18
  11. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-17; after change - EU - 2019-12-18
  12. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-17; after change - EU - 2019-12-18
  13. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-17; after change - EU - 2019-12-18
  14. MAD Lions' Tweet (Spanish) twitter.com
  15. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-01-05; after change - EU - 2020-01-06
  16. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-01-14; after change - EU - 2020-01-15
  17. MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  18. LazerChicken's Tweet twitter.com
  19. 19.0 19.1 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 Jido's Tweet twitter.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-10-19; after change - EU - 2020-10-20
  22. Peter Dun's Tweet twitter.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 Jido's Tweet twitter.com
  24. 24.0 24.1 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  25. 25.0 25.1 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  26. Mac's Tweet twitter.com
  27. 27.0 27.1 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  28. 28.0 28.1 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  29. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-12-01; after change - EU - 2020-12-02
  30. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-12-08; after change - EU - 2020-12-09
  31. 31.0 31.1 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  32. 32.0 32.1 MAD Lions' Tweet twitter.com
  33. 33.0 33.1 Stuii's Tweet twitter.com
  34. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2021-01-04; after change - EU - 2021-01-05
  35. 35.0 35.1 Stress' Tweet twitter.com
  36. Danes Loher's Tweet twitter.com