We are extremely happy to announce the signing of Bastien "SuperPlouk" Klau to the Luminosity Overwatch team. SuperPlouk will be replacing Dominik "Ruster" Waffler from the starting roster. Filling the role of tank on the team, SuperPlouk is a very talented, flexible player, and will be an influential piece to the team. At 22 years old, he was born in France in a city called Fontainebleau. He credits his father for sparking his interest in gaming as a kid, by allowing him to play on his father's Playstation. He would later move into PC gaming at the young age of 12 playing Counter Strike 1.6 and Medal of Honor. His parents actually started their own gaming team or clan which fueled SuperPlouk's competitive nature for gaming. During this time he would work at his father's computer shop. He dabbled in games like League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm before he discovered Overwatch. Besides being a competitive pro gamer, he enjoys travelling, creating content, streaming and has a general interest in technology.
"I was immediately drawn to SuperPlouk by his high level gameplay. Watching him play it became obvious very quickly that this was someone who went beyond just relying on his mechanical ability. I could tell he took his role seriously, and had a high ingame IQ when it comes to Overwatch. SuperPlouk is a rising star and it won't be long before he is a household name in Overwatch. We couldn't be happier to have him, and look forward to watching him develop as a player under the Luminosity banner." ~ Steve Maida, CEO
"I'm really excited to join LG, it's a great opportunity. Nothing like this has never happened in my life and I feel like my efforts have finally been recognized and that people actually like what I do. LG has been really professional since they approached me and I'm glad to be now part of such an amazing organization. Our practice with the team has gone really well so far and I believe we have the talent to be a top team in the World. I want to thank LG, Steve, and I hope to make them and the fans of LG proud. I will do my best!"
SuperPlouk will join the rest of the team at their gaming house in Toronto, Canada in the coming days to prepare for the NGE NA $100K Winter Premiere over the course of the next few weeks!
The LG Overwatch Roster is as follows:
Alexandre "SPREE" Vanhomwegen
Arthur "EISSFELDT" Marx
Vytis "Mineral" Lasaitis
Tim "Manneten" Bylund
Bastien "SuperPlouk" Klau
Kalle "Zave" Nilsson