|Country of Birth||Sweden|
|Birthday||December 30, 1995 (age 23)|
|Previous Role(s)||Top Laner|
|Soloqueue IDs||CJ YamatoKami, hc YamatoCannon, WACKAFL0CKAFLAME, DB YamatoCannon, yamatocannón, H2k YamatoCannon, YamatoPotato, WW YamatoCannon, mTL Tt YamCannon, ManOfOneWáy, V YamatoCannon|
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Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi is the head coach for Team 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.
On January 10, MeetYourMakers announced YamatoCannon as their new head coach for the 2015 EU LCS Spring Season. After MYM was auto-relegated from the LCS, YamatoCannon joined the Russian team Glacial Phoenix as their head coach. He stated that while he eventually wanted to return to coaching an LCS team, he also didn't want to take any time off; he also stated he did not plan to ever return to competing as a player.
On April 15, Team ROCCAT announced YamatoCannon as their new Head Coach.
- 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.
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- August 30, YamatoCannon to coach Team Vitality until end of 2020 by Adel Chouadria on Cybersport
- March 13, Lane Swap: From Pro to Coach by Phillip "Costy" Costigan on LoL Esports
- January 23, YamatoCannon on Vitality's expectations for 2019 and the meaning of his coat with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- February 22, YamatoCannon on the quality of the LEC, the LCS, & Cabochard's importance for VIT with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- February 3, YamatoCannon: “Players’ careers can be so short because they don’t learn to become professionals.” with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- June 2, YamatoCannon: “Coaching was seemed as a joke in western LoL. Probably the whole western esports scene wasn’t taking it as a professional role.” with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok and Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- August 6, YamatoCannon: "Afreeca had the right idea about 10-men-rosters: They used it to pressure players" with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- September 26, Team Vitality's Boot Camp in Korea: "They say that we're trapped in group B. But it's the other way around, RNG and Gen.G are trapped with us." with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok, Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- October 11, YamatoCannon: "I'm very excited for our rematch vs C9. It's interesting to play against Reapered." with Darius Matuschak from The Shotcaller on YouTube
- October 14, VIT YamatoCannon: "History was made. This was the first Worlds where the western teams started to not copy the better regions." with Joonkyu "Lasso" Seok, Yudae "Akiin" Oak on Inven Global
- February 10, Slingshot Questionnaire with YamatoCannon with Slingshot
- May 26, YamatoCannon on NiP dropping FNC.A roster: If the LCS teams in EU don’t want you, you don’t belong with theScore Esports
- August 12, YamatoCannon: “I always feel like this is some epic anime battle for myself whenever I play Unicorns of Love” with Darius Matuschak on The Shotcaller
- August 14, YamatoCannon: "You have these games in which everything works perfectly" with Sport1
- August 16, Vitality coach YamatoCannon: “I’ve worked with so many different players, played with so many different players, but no one loves the game as much as Nukeduck.” with Kelsey Moser for Slingshot Esports
- November 13, YamatoCannon on SK Telecom T1's dynasty and Worlds legacy, the state of the EU LCS with The Nexus Podcast on theScore Esports
- January 4, YamatoCannon: "I can sleep when I'm dead" with Fragbite
- February 17, YamatoCannon on Splyce’s progress, the goals of a coach and why he’s angry at critics with theScore
- March 22, YamatoCannon on Splyce's development, relegation chances and his playoff predictions with theScore
- June 3, YamatoCannon: 'Mikyx has mechanics...that measure with the best supports in Europe' with theScore
- June 28, YamatoCannon: Origen's strength is their decision making, but 'mechanically they are very behind' with theScore
- July 18, YamatoCannon warns YoungBuck to stay away from his gym on Pokémon Go: ‘He’s gonna get smacked’ with theScore
- July 22, eSports - YamatoCannon "H2k has better picks and bans, as Fnatic" with Sport1
- August 4, YamatoCannon introduces his brother, talks Splyce’s playoff hopes & criticizes NA's macro game with theScore
- August 16, SPY YamatoCannon wins the EU LCS Coach of the Summer Split Award with LoL Esports
- August 23, YamatoCannon on reaching the finals, franchising and his 'long con' approach to coaching Splyce with theScore
- August 27, "We are the little brother of G2" with Sport1
- August 30, YamatoCannon: 'We could have done a lot better in terms of preparation and that falls on me' with theScore
- September 7, YamatoCannon on his ideal group at Worlds: NA first seed, LMS second seed, then Korea second seed with theScore
- September 23, YamatoCannon on Splyce’s chances at League of Legends Worlds: 'We can definitely do some damage' with Yahoo!
- September 29, Yamatocannon: "G2 is for me the best team in the West" with Fragbite
- October 1, Splyce coach YamatoCannon: ‘We have the tools and we know what to do’ with The Rift Herald
- October 11, YamatoCannon on Splyce’s worlds experience, G2’s struggles and his wardrobe with Slingshot Esports
- April 2, YamatoCannon parts ways with MYM: ”Would like to coach Team Liquid” with Aftonbladet E-sport
- April 16, YamatoCannon: ”Everyone in the team feels that this is a new Roccat” with Aftonbladet E-sport
- April 17, YamatoCannon speaks on his move to Roccat with The Daily Dot
- May 15, ROCCAT maxrounds15 #1 with: YamatoCannon with ROCCAT
- August 18, Face Check with guest YamatoCannon with Vulcun FS
- November 3, YamatoCannon Talks His Time on the Analyst Desk and His Experience at World Finals with Gamespot
- December 23, YamatoCannon at IEM—'Europe is still looking freaking strong.' with Daily Dot
- January 24, in2LOL Interviews YamatoCannon with in2LOL
- May 27, Interview with double EUW Challenger Series champion, Heimerdingers Collosi's YamatoCannon with Team Dignitas
- July 20, YamatoCannon: Trash Talk Is Part Of Every Sport with cadred
- January 2, Meet the team: WW.LoL with Western Wolves
- March 30, Cerolayn Interviews WW Yamato Cannon with Absolute Legends
- May 9, League of Legends i45 pro group chat with beer (video) with Definitive eSports
- October 29, Interview : YamatoCannon (French) with Team LDLC
- April 2, YamatoCannon VLOG 1 - My Career and my future
- May 20, YamatoCannon Online #1: Welcome Steve to the ROCCAT family!
- June 4, YamatoCannon Online #2: Everyone is beatable!
- June 11, YamatoCannon Online #3: Ekko overrated as f***?!
- June 17, YamatoCannon Online #4: Old friends reunited
- June 26, YamatoCannon Online #5: featuring VandeR
- July 9, YamatoCannon Online #6: Sandwiches and Fun
- January 25, Vitality Crossover - Ep. 01: The path of Yamato with Team Vitality
- May 25, Beyond The Lane - NA/EU Roster Changeswith Daily Dot
- June 7, LCS Week 1 Recap with YamatoCannon - Beyond The Lanewith Daily Dot
- June 14, Week 2 LCS Recap - Beyond The Lanewith Daily Dot
- June 21, Week 3 LCS Recap & Renegades Ban With Leonyxwith Daily Dot
- July 20, Beyond The Lane with YamatoCannon - Week 7 LCSwith Daily Dot
- August 9, Beyond The Lane with YamatoCannon - Playoff Preview, Franchising, and Kledwith Daily Dot
- August 23, Beyond The Lane with YamatoCannon - The Marc Merrill Comment, LCS Finals, and Coach of the Splitwith Daily Dot
- September 3, Beyond The Lane - YamatoCannon on UOL Scrims, #LCSForever, Trash Talk, and Meta Discussionwith Daily Dot
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- eSports Competition Rulings: Suspensions of StunnedandSlayed, Veigodx and Rayt3ch legaueoflegends.com
- MeetYourMaker's Facebook Post facebook.com
- YamatoCannon VLOG 1 - My Career and my future youtube.com
- Team ROCCAT is loaded and so am I: Big Announcement (video) youtube.com