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Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi is the Head Coach for Vitality.
Jakob is from Västerås, Sweden. Before playing League of Legends he played high level World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3 and Starcraft 2. In League of Legends, he has played on various teams as AP, Top, and AD. He is known as a very versatile player. He was the AD carry for Team Solo Mebdi. However, the team disbanded after three of its members were banned by Riot for exceptionally toxic behavior.
YamatoCannon joined Splyce in January 3rd. In his first split as Head Coach of the team, they finished 8th in the Spring Split. They, however, bounced back and re-qualified for the next split after beating GIANTS! Gaming in the Promotion Tournament. In Summer, the team finished 2nd in the regular split with a record of 9W-6T-3L, getting them a bye for the Semifinals. They then faced H2k-Gaming and won but lost to G2 Esports in the Finals, ending the split at 2nd place.
With enough Championship Points earned, YamatoCannon and team qualified for the Regional Qualifiers for a spot at the 2016 World Championship which they did earn after beating Unicorns of Love in the Final Round. At Worlds, the team was drawn to Group D, alongside Samsung Galaxy, Royal Never Give Up and Team SoloMid. They, hoever, ended their run at 13th-16th, as they failed to make it out of the Group Stage with 1W-5L.
Splyce did not make any changes to their Coaching Staff and so he remained as the Head Coach for the team. With the new format for the 2017 EU LCS, YamatoCannon and Splyce were drawn in Group B together with Unicorns of Love, H2k-Gaming, Vitality and Origen. Despite the team's slow start during the beginning of the Spring Split, they still managed to make it to the Playoffs after finishing 3rd in their group with a 7W-6L standing. However, the team did not make it that far, as they were defeated by rookie team Misfits in the quarterfinals in a reverse sweep.
On April 17th, Splyce's CEO Marty Strenczewilk announced that the organization have mutually parted ways with YamatoCannon.
- Known for his
Olaf playstyle in season 2.
- Played as Top, Mid and AD competitively.
- His name refers to the Yamato Cannon from the Starcraft franchise, a powerful nuclear shot fired from a terran Battlecruiser unit.
- Speaks fluent Arabic, English, Polish and Swedish.
- Part of the On-Air Team for 2015 World Championship as Guest Analyst.
|2016-10-08||13 - 16th||2016 World Championship||
||1 - 5||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-08-28||2nd||2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||
||1 : 3|| |
|2016-07-31||2nd||2016 EU LCS Summer Split||
||9-6-3||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-03-26||Q||2016 EU LCS Summer Promotion||
||3 : 1|| |
|2016-03-18||8th||2015 EULCS Spring Split||
||5 - 13||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2013-06-17||DreamHack Summer 2013||?||
||0 : 2|
|2013-06-05||EUW Challenger Series #7||1st||
||3 : 0|
|2013-06-01||SCAN & NVIDIA EUW Invitational||1st||
||3 : 0|
|2013-05-30||EUW Challenger Series #6||1st||
||3 : 0|
|2013-05-23||EUW Challenger Series #5||1st||
||3 : 0|
|2013-05-16||EUW Challenger Series #4||1st||
||3 : 2|
|2013-03-20||SoloMid EU Invitational 2||3rd||
||0 : 2|
|2016-08-17||2016 EU LCS Summer||Best Coach|| |
- February 9th - Slingshot Questionnaire with YamatoCannon with Slingshot Esports
- May 27th - YamatoCannon on Vitality's all-European roster: 'VandeR just measured higher than any player that was available from any region' with theScore esports
- February 17th - YamatoCannon on Splyce’s progress, the goals of a coach and why he’s angry at critics with TheScore eSports
- March 22nd - YamatoCannon on Splyce's development, relegation chances and his playoff predictions with TheScore eSports
- August 17th - Q&A: YamatoCannon on his coaching style and Splyce’s rise to the top of the EU LCS with Slingshot
- September 24th - YamatoCannon on Splyce’s chances at League of Legends Worlds: 'We can definitely do some damage' with YAHOO! Esports
- September 29th - Splyce coach YamatoCannon: ‘We have the tools and we know what to do’ with The Rift Herald
- October 8th - YamatoCannon on Splyce’s worlds experience, G2’s struggles and his wardrobe with Slingshot
- November 2nd - YamatoCannon talks his time on the Analyst Desk and his experience at Worlds Finals (video) with GameSpot
- January 24th - in2LOL Interviews YamatoCannon with in2LOL
- May 27th - Interview with double EUW Challenger Series champion, Heimerdingers Collosi's YamatoCannon with Team Dignitas
- July 20th - YamatoCannon: Trash Talk Is Part Of Every Sport with cadred
- January 2nd - Meet the team: WW.LoL with Western Wolves
- March 30th - Cerolayn Interviews WW Yamato Cannon with Absolute Legends
- May 9th - League of Legends i45 pro group chat with beer (video) with Definitive eSports
- October 29th - Interview : YamatoCannon (French) with Team LDLC
- April 18th - VLOG: My departure from Splyce by YamatoCannon
- May 5th - YamatoCannon on Vitality’s Future and His Legacy: “I want to see myself as a conqueror” by Sharon Coone (blitzesports.com)
- May 30th - VIDEO: Team Reactions | EU LCS Group Draft Summer 2017 by LoL Esports
- August 15th - VIDEO: SPY YamatoCannon wins the EU LCS Coach of the Summer Split Award by LoL Esports
- December 20th - Growth Trajectory: Splyce set big goals for 2017 by Tim Sevenhuysen (thescoreesports.com)
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