Luminosity enters Smash Melee by signing Ice
October 21, 2016 - Super Smash Bros
Multigame esports classification Luminosity has sealed Mustafa “Ice” Akcakaya, creation it a latest tip classification to enter Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Following an considerable third-place finish during The Big House 6, Ice will be representing Luminosity during Eclipse 2 in Jessheim, Norway, this weekend.
In a matter to ESPN, Luminosity CEO Steve “Buyaka” Maida said, “Ice has been on glow lately, and after articulate to him in depth, it was transparent that with some support from us he would be means to concentration on apropos a best he can be. We’re anxious to have him on house and serve indurate a footprint in a Smash scene.”
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Ice is ecstatic to be partial of Luminosity. “I am feeling like it’s a new step into a some-more successful destiny as an esports athlete,” he said.
Hailing from Germany, one of a biggest issues confronting Ice had been travel, as many of a rival Melee stage is in North America. But with this new sponsorship, Ice feels that not usually will he be means to attend many vital tournaments, though that his skills will urge as well.
“The sponsorship will assistance me be even some-more focused on Smash, that in lapse will finish adult in an boost of a peculiarity in my diversion play,” he said.
Ice has been personification Melee full time given mid-2015 and is now ranked 17th formed on Melee it on Me’s global ranking. Because a German stage is so small, it has been formidable for Ice to urge as a player. For a many part, he has been practicing alone opposite level-one mechanism opponents as supposing by a diversion itself. His ability to take on tip talent but a same volume of top-level use is no tiny feat.
This isn’t Luminosity’s initial incursion into Smash. Earlier this month, a classification picked adult Super Smash Bros. for Wii U actor Yuta “Abadango” Kawamura.
With this new sponsorship, Ice now wants to pierce to a United States. All he has to do is start his jaunty visa application, that is not a elementary process. But for Ice, “If we get all that stuff, we pierce ASAP.”