Changing Tides — The Oceanic stars headed overseas in 2020

Simon “Swiffer” Papamarkos

Career highlights
  • 4x IWC representative
  • 4x OPL champion
  • 2x OPL runners-up
  • IEM Oakland 2016 representative

While Swiffer wasn’t a part of the original Immunity roster that formed back in 2012, he helped put Australian League of Legends on the map. When the Oceanic Championship transformed into the Oceanic Regionals, and then the Oceanic Pro League, Swiffer was there, dominating at every turn.

Throughout his eight-year playing career, he was the gold standard when it came to local mid laners, expressing an insane amount of skill on his signature control mage picks like Orianna, Viktor, and Cassiopeia.

He took home the first four OPL titles at the Chiefs, and was a select handful of players to appear in every OPL playoffs until he made the transition into coaching in 2020 in Europe with Excel Esports’ academy team, BT Excel.

While the curtain may be downed on his illustrious player career, his years of knowledge will be greatly appreciated by a host of Europe’s rising stars. Although he won’t be bringing his mouse and keyboard onto stage anymore, he’s still got the fire burning inside to help lead the next generation of League talent, and there’s hardly a player more qualified to do so than Swiffer.

Andrew Amos
ProducerJosh Swift
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre is Snowball Esports' editor in chief and head of editorial, leading coverage on Oceanic & Asia-Pacific gaming talent at home and abroad.

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