North American esports organization Splyce have announced the new coach for their European based Call of Duty team.
Splyce revealed on June 1st that retired pro CoD player Mark ‘MarkyB’ Bryceland will be manning the team’s coaching position effective immediately.
The announcement came via a post on the organization’s official Twitter page, along with a video in which MarkyB spoke about what he can bring to the team as their new coach.
“I feel like with me involved now in the team, it’s an extra pair of eyes that is able to be within these scrims and help take the team to the next level. […] The goal always within this team, within these players, is to win, so that is the goal now.”
— Splyce (@Splyce) June 1, 2018
Fans of European Call of Duty will be very familiar with MarkyB, as he spent over 8 years as a professional player for 18 different organizations and teams.
He announced his retirement from competing on May 24th, 2018, however emphasized that it was not on a permanent basis, leaving the door open for a potential return in the next CWL season.
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Splyce fans will hope that MarkyB’s extensive experience in competitive Call of Duty will re-energize and invigorate the team and help lead them back to success.
After a promising 2nd place finish at CWL Birmingham, Splyce visibly regressed, which ultimately led to a near-deadline roster move that involved bringing in Joshua-Lee ‘Joshh’ Sheppard in place of Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren.
Splyce currently sit in 7th place with a 3-4 record in Division A of the CWL Pro League Stage 2, but are only one game out of a Playoff spot with seven matches still to be played.