JL Team enters League of Legends with Manaty and Seelame

The JL team, also known as “JobLess”, is building a League Of Legends team led by French influencers. The team secured a place in the French League of League of Legends Division 2 and will compete in 2022, sources told Upcomer on Friday.

Webedia, the company that manages the league, has gone through a recruitment process to fill the position left by Team MCES Academy. Many organizations were interested in participating in the LFL Division 2, but JL Team has been selected to enter the league next year.

The place left vacant by Team MCES Academy has become available due to the demotion of their main team in the French League of League of Legends, or LFL. The main team finished in ninth place in the LFL Summer 2021. Following this result, they played in the LFL Promotion 2021, where they failed to qualify for the LFL. An organization cannot field two teams in the same league and therefore had to get rid of its academic team.

The rise of JL

JobLess is a growing community in France, playing games such as Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto 5. JL Tomy, an influencer at the head of the community, has over 165,000 subscribers on YouTube. However, they are not the first influencers to form an esport team in France. In 2020, that’s exactly what French influencer Kameto did, creating Karmine Corp, which is now a well-known team competing in the LFL. Much like JL Team, Karmine Corp first competed in the League of Legends in LFL Division 2, in 2020.

The JL Team roster will include jungler Stéphane “Manaty” Dimier and bot laner Manuel “Seelame” Guillou Delair, sources told Upcomer. The two French players have already competed in the LFL. This year, Manaty played for LDLC OL before being fired in favor of jungler Finn-Lukas “Don Arts” Salomon. Seelame played for IZI Dream throughout 2021.

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