Rogue sign Lanf3ust as Overwatch coach

by Josh Bury Nov 21
Thumbnail image courtesy of theScore esports / Rogue / Blizzard Entertainment

Rogue has signed Philippe "Lanf3ust" Rivain as the new coach for their Overwatch squad.

Lanf3ust got his start in esports playing Quake 3 before moving to Shootmania in 2012, where he played with Team ADK and then Team aAa. During his time with Team aAa, he became a manager and streamer. "I had the chance to manage oustanding players such as l1nkin, soOn, Sephis, akm, esselka, moonl and raidouk," Lanf3ust told theScore esports.

"Thanks to them, I could live incredible moments such as the Victory at Prague then at the ESWC World 2014 and a second place at the ESWC 2015."

Since Overwatch was released, Lanf3ust has played on some smaller teams, including a team called CYKABLYAT which included Fnatic manager Florian "DRUNKKZ3" Le Bihan. Lanf3ust managed Team aAa's Overwatch roster since it formed in September, and stood in for them while they were trying to complete their roster.

Rogue have risen to prominence as one of the best Overwatch teams in the world, but recently suffered a defeat at the hands of EnVyUs — an opponent they had chosen for themselves at OGN APEX.

"Rogue showed very good things during the game, but we have to keep working to adapt to the new meta," said Lanf3ust.

When asked about the current state of the game, Lanf3ust told theScore esports that "a lot of teams are not yet sure about their compositions on the different maps." He added, "I think that picks like soldier and D.Va are going to be mandatory, also despite her nerf, Ana is still a must pick."

"I will do my best to manage everything around them so they can focus on the game only," Lanf3ust said. "The group morale is also a main factor, and I will make sure the atmosphere and spirit in the team are at best."

Annabelle "Abelle" Fischer is a writer for theScore esports with a love for Dota 2, birds and cheese. You can follow her on Twitter.