Paul Boyer, better known by his in-game name sOAZ (/ˈsæz/ (About this soundlisten)), is a French League of Legends coach for LDLC OL. Formerly a professional League of Legends player, he has played for against All authority (aAa), Fnatic, Origen, and Misfits Gaming of the LEC and Immortals of the LCS. While on aAa, sOAZ was a runner-up in the Season 1 World Championship.[2] sOAZ is one of the most decorated players to play in the EU LCS, having won five split titles (2013 Spring EU LCS, 2013 Summer EU LCS, 2014 Spring EU LCS, 2018 Spring EU LCS, 2018 Summer EU LCS) and six World Championship appearances.[3]

sOAZ
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Current team
TeamLDLC OL
GameLeague of Legends
RoleCoach
LeagueLa Ligue Française
Personal information
NamePaul Boyer
Born1993/1994 (age 26–27)[1]
NationalityFrench
Career information
Playing career2010–2020
RoleTop laner
Coaching career2021–present
Team history
As player:
2010–2011against All authority
2011Millenium
2011Absolute Legends
2011–2012against All authority
2012–2014Fnatic
2015–2016Origen
2017–2018Fnatic
2019Misfits Gaming
2020Immortals
As coach:
2021–presentLDLC OL
Career highlights and awards
Honors
Esports
League of Legends
World Championship
Runner-up 2011 Europe
Runner-up 2018 South korea

CareerEdit

sOAZ first joined Fnatic in 2012 and enjoyed over two years of success with an iconic roster which included xPeke, Cyanide and Yellowstar. On 23 December 2014 sOAZ left Fnatic and soon after joined former teammate xPeke, who founded Origen.[4][5] sOAZ is one of only 4 players who have qualified for six World Championships, along with Sneaky, Doublelift and Clearlove. He later rejoined Fnatic, and was part of the 2018 team that reached the Worlds 2018 final, albeit sharing time with fellow top laner Bwipo.

For the 2019 season, sOAZ joined Misfits Gaming, along with mid laner Febiven.[6] He left the team partway through the 2019 Summer Split along with support Gorilla as part of a rebuild of Misfits during their disappointing 2019 season.[7] On 12 December 2019, sOAZ announced that he would be transferring to North America and joining LCS team Immortals as their top laner for the 2020 Spring Split.[8]

In December 2020, it was announced that Boyer would be a coach for LDLC OL for the 2021 La Ligue Française season.[1]

Tournament resultsEdit

against All authorityEdit

FnaticEdit

OrigenEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Swan, Eva (12 December 2020). "SOAZ to reportedly coach LDLC OL in 2021 LFL season". Dot Esports. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. ^ "sOAZ: "I just need to keep on improving myself."". ESPN. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "sOAZ set to part ways with Fnatic, said to be on trial with Origen". 23 December 2014.
  5. ^ "sOAZ: 'I think we learned a lot going through Challenger, qualifying for LCS, and playing this LCS season'".
  6. ^ https://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/25333161/soaz-febiven-join-misfits
  7. ^ Esguerra, Tyler (25 July 2019). "Misfits Gaming part ways with sOAZ and GorillA". Dot Esports. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  8. ^ Esguerra, Tyler (12 December 2019). "sOAZ will make his LCS debut as Immortals' starting top laner in 2020". Dot Esports. Retrieved 1 January 2020.