The Unicorns of Love
We are one of the professional LCS teams in Europe. Founded by our coach Sheepy in 2014, we are going strong ever since with our multinational team:
GERMANY I Coach : Fabian "Sheepy" Mallant built this team and also created the name Unicorns of Love. He started out as a jungler in 2014 for UOL, later stepped down as a player to take on the position as a coach. Since then he has been a facilitator of UOL's spirit, adding insight in and out of the game and helped successfully rebuilding and strengthing the team whenever it was needed. His coaching style is based around developing players own strengths and mindsets towards a the individual they strive to become.
Fun fact: He ended his maths and computer science studies for his league career but he will never stop playing piano.
HUNGARY I Toplane: Tamás “Vizicsacsi” Kiss played a key role in raising the Unicorns of Love out of the EU Challenger scene and into the EU LCS. Utilizing a combination of strong meta picks and completely unexpected outliers (like Yorick), Vizicsacsi as one of our first and original members builds the core of the team. Before his career in league he was the worlds best age of mythology player and also won numerous trophies in chess.
Fun fact: Csacsi speaks quite good german and likes the most untasty alcohol called Pálinka.
ROMANIA I Jungle: Andrei "Xerxe" Dragomir started his professional career not that long ago, but that didn’t stop him from finding instant success. Playing as Dark Passage’s starting jungler in the Turkish Champions League, he helped the team take home first place in the Summer Split.
The Unicorns of Love took notice of the youngster’s promise and signed him as their new starting jungler at the tail end of 2016.
Fun fact: Xerxe always hovers the champ Diana in pick & ban because of his girlfriend Diana.
GERMANY I Midlane: Fabian “Exileh” Schubert has been playing league of legends at a very high level for a very long time. He started his career in 2013 and bounced between teams for years -- but that never deterred his fighting spirit.
He’s an incredibly driven player and that’s what landed him on the Unicorns of Love in 2016. Exileh proved that he belongs in the LCS with his performances on the team.
Fun fact: Exilehs aunt Bärbel is his biggest fan and keeps up with the teams news pretty well. Whatever happens, aunt Bärbel knows it first.
SPAIN I AD Carry: HIS NAME IS Samuel "Samux" Fernández Fort!! He has been playing professionally since 2012. He has since spent time on numerous teams before finding himself on the Unicorns of Love roster after he started his career as a top laner and eventually made his way to the AD Carry role.
Days before Unicorns of Love were set to lock their roster, starting AD Carry Veritas informed the team that he wished to stay home in Korea due to being homesick (although he quickly joined CJ Entus afterwards) and this set off a search for someone to fill his shoes. The Unicorns turned to Samux as the solution who ever since surprises everyone with his performances in the team.
Fun fact: Samux never smiles for photos but actually is one of the funniest members in the team. Also he can spin the fidget spinner like no one else.
BULGARIA I Support: Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov originally made a name for himself on the EU Challenger ladder, and he was recruited by the Unicorns of Love in 2014. Hylissang is one of the most aggressive supports in the EU LCS, preferring champions that can initiate fights and lock the enemy team down.
In 2016 Hylissang proved that he can handle just about any problem that’s thrown at him. New laning partner? No problem. Shifting metagame? Bring it on. Much like his longtime teammate, Vizicsacsi, he is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that his team is successful. Whether it be reaping souls with Thresh, or concussing the opposition on Braum, Hylissang has been there and done that. Together with Samux he ist still going strong in 2017.
Fun fact: Hyli said no when Sheepy asked him first to join the team. Luckily Sheepy could convince him later. During pick & ban the champs Draven and Orianna (when banned maybe others with D and O) are a greeting to his girlfriend Dori.
FRANCE I Manager: Romain "Khagneur" Bigeard started his career with various internships in different fields of the video games industry. After an initial 6 months training in PR at the french agency "Warning Up", he spend 9 months as a marketing/event intern for "Activision-Blizzard" in France and then 6 months doing a mix of event/social-media/esport for "Razer" in Germany.
In 2014, once his master degree in "Marketing & Communication" passed, he officialy started as an "eSport Specialist Europe" for Razer. Based in Hamburg he was assessing, recruiting and activating teams across Europe for multiple competitive video games. One of those team was Unicorns of Love. They were young, wild and promising, so he joined in 2015. Inside the organisation, Romain is working in a close relationship with Sheepy to manage sponsors, business, logistic, communication and overall the well-being of the players. His light-hearted spirit and relentless hapiness fit perfectly inside the UOL family.
Fun fact: Romain never drinks alcohol because he already is as crazy, weird and energetic as we all know and love him in a sober state - so who knows what would happen if he gets drunk.
GERMANY/NETHERLANDS I Owner: Jos "UOLdad" Mallant had nothing to do with the league scene before Sheepy came downstairs one day to tell him about his team. Since that moment he supported Sheepy and helped building the company, renting the house and basically everything else. After having his own company before, he could also take care of taxes, contracts and other adult things and took over the role as owner of UoL.
Fun fact: Because the team had no clue how to survive in NA for the IEM San Jose 2014 , UOLdad had to fly with them just to drive them around and make sure they can practice and arrive at the venue.
BULGARIA I Substitute: Alexander "UOL Uby" Galabov is one of Hylissangs brothers, in fact he is his twin. After Hyli started playing league, UOL Uby could resist at first but when Hyli showed him the champ Annie he was convinced and started to play. Ever since he hasn't stopped playing and could climb up to a high level just like his brother. That's the reason why he could get a position in the team as our substitute in early 2016.
Fun fact: UOL Uby has a dog called Ahri just like the champ. He used to play the "blond combo" with Hyli - Ezreal and Lux. Also he plays Thresh and Blitzcrank just like Hyli.
FRANCE I Substitute: Audrey "AudreyLaSapa" Coënt studied 3D art and design to become a 3D designer in the video game industry. She was working on the side for UOL since its foundation, creating the logo, jersey, merch and banners. After her 6 months internship as 3D artist she joined the team full time and also became a substitute.
Fun fact: Audrey had to come up with the UOL logo in a few hours right before a small tournament the team was participating in when Sheepy realized he couldn't use copyrighted pictures.
HUNGARY I Analyst: Balázs Kiss, is the brother of Vizicsacsi and our analyst since the beginning. He studied political science and still studies law. In highschool he specialized in maths and computer science and still does some programming in his free time. When he tried the game League of Legends he fell in love and recommended it to Csacsi who started playing it afterwards. From that point on he watched Csacsi play since they only had 1 computer and they learned about the game together. Balázs followed his brothers improvement from day one and supported him all the way.
Fun fact: Balázs likes to drink Pálinka just like Csacsi and also creates oil paintings.
GERMANY I Content Creator: Hi guys, it's me - Vivien Mallant. Since i am writing this text right now i thought i'd take the chance to say hello. Here's what i do: i work for the team since the beginning as a content creator, designer and i'm in charge of the online shop. Also i study architecture, i achieved many national and international titles as a competitive cheerleader and i don't play League of Legends. I am also a cheerleading coach and do some design stuff for my own team as well. However it's a lot of work, the Unicorns are a family to me and some of my best friends.
Fun fact: When the guys had to move to the gaming house i went to IKEA alone and bought 6 beds, 6 nightstands, 6 mattresses, 7 carpets, 3 wardrobes etc. etc... that was a long trip until i made it to the house alive with all this furniture.