It’s official.

Israel "Koyful" Lawrence has officially joined Spacestation Gaming's Apex Legends roster. The 17-year-old controller prodigy has been trialling with the roster since he returned from the ALGS Split 1 Playoffs in Los Angeles.

He is replacing Joseph "Frexs" Sanchez on the Spacestation Gaming Roster. 'SSG' finished 13th at the ALGS Split 1 Playoffs and will be ambitious to perform much better in finals in future.

Will Koyful finally settle down?

Spacestation Gaming fans will hope that Koyful will finally settle down. The young talent has made a fast rise through the Apex Legends competitive system, debuting at LAN before he had played a Pro League split.

However, he has never yet seemed at home on any of his rosters. His time on Sentinels and XSET were both short-lived.

His recent performance at the Split 1 Playoffs with Legends Gaming was a reminder to the world of exactly what an in form Koyful brings to a team. He had the fifth most kills in the entire Split 1 Playoffs, including a huge 16 in finals.

Considering that he was a substitute on the Legends Gaming roster, and the side only practiced together for a month pre-event, this is even more impressive.

Photo EA/Joe Brady
Photo EA/Joe Brady

Spacestation Gaming aiming for a better LAN performance

The addition of Koyful to the Spacestation Gaming roster is no doubt being made with LAN in mind. Headed into Split 2, this roster looks a formidable fighting outfit. Phony, Xynew and Koyful are all very strong mechanical controller players.

Xynew, a LAN champion, combined with Koyful gives Spacestation huge firepower in engagements. Phony has continued to develop and improve as an in game leader and is considered amongst the best in that role in North America.

Koyful still has a lot to prove to live up to the hype surrounding him. He has yet to deliver consistent performances in a Pro League split, after a tough opening campaign with XSET.

So far, this combination looks incredibly positive. Spacestation Gaming have performed incredibly strongly in pre-Pro League scrims. They will hope to push not just for a LAN spot, but also for a Pro League win when Split 2 starts June 1.

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