Founded in 1904, FC Schalke 04 is a historical monument of the Bundesliga. Halfway through 2016, the club decided to make its debut in League of Legends. After acquiring the seed and roster of Elements, they entered the fray directly. However, the team quickly hit a wall and ended up relegated. In the Challenger Series, they refused to give up and kept learning from their mistakes, with the result that the new roster became the first one to remain undefeated for a whole EUCS split, before qualifying for the LCS.
Upon their return in the 2018 Spring Split, they once again experienced highs and lows throughout. They’ve brought in experienced jungler Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider in order to have a proven leadership voice on the Rift. Hopefully this’ll add a bit more consistency to their play, because it feels like they’re a step or two from realizing their potential. Perhaps it’s finally their time.
Coach: André Guilhoto