Loulex Joins Cloud9 As Positional Coach And Future Spearhead For Academy Squad
The ‘Pathing God’ himself, Jean-Victor “Loulex” Burgevin is the latest addition to the Cloud9 organisation, joining the team, primarily as a positional coach, but also a jungle substitute.
Loulex was recently spotted playing on the North American server after an account transfer, though it was previously thought that the jungler would be joining Team SoloMid as a team substitute.
Instead, Loulex has been enlisted as a positional coach within the Cloud9 setup, reuniting the Frenchman with close friend Nicolaj “Jensen” Jensen.
Loulex will fulfil a role as head coach Bok “Reapered” Han-kyu’s understudy, providing the players with advice and feedback during scrim sets and live matches.
It is expected that Loulex will dedicate a significant proportion of his time to the development of young rookie Juan Arturo “Contractz” Garcia. Having established his status as ‘Rookie of the Split’ in the Spring, the jungler has struggled to sustain his level of performance in the summer.
Loulex joined the team less than six days before Cloud9’s round of Week 4 fixtures, but is quickly bedding into his new role:
“I think the main goal is to have the team go to worlds this split,
“It’s not going as good as I want it to, but I think if we can do that, then getting out of groups at worlds would be really good.”
Jean-Victor “Loulex” Burgevin
Loulex joins Cloud9 after a brief sub appearance for G2 eSports and an undefeated regular split with Schalke 04 eSports in the Spring Split, devastatingly missing out on promotion after suffering defeat at the hands of Misfits Academy in the European Challenger Series Promotion Final.
A former member of the Unicorns of Love starting lineup that narrowly missed out on the third seed for the 2016 World Championship, Loulex attempted to established his reputation as the ‘pathing god’ of European League of Legends – one of the many memes that came back to haunt the Schalke 04 eSport roster after their failed promotion bid.
My pathing is cold, calculated, surgical.
— loulex (@loulexd) March 19, 2017
In my pathing nirvana there is no suffering, nor sense of self, u just get outpathed and there is nothing u can do about it
— loulex (@loulexd) February 20, 2017
Loulex’s shift to a coaching role is the first in his career. Due to Cloud9’s import restrictions, it is unlikely that the French jungler will experience any play time in the NA LCS.
What appears more likely, is that Loulex will fulfil the role of positional coach for the remainder of 2017, before spearheading Cloud9’s Academy squad once the new franchising system is initiated across the North American region in 2018.