League of Legends: Unicorns of Love to Bootcamp in Korea

by James Bates

Unicorns of Love
(Photo: lolesports)

Fnatic won't be the only European team that will be taking advantage of their time off between the Spring and Summer splits of the EU LCS. The Unicorns of Love announced today that they will be also taking a sojourn to South Korea in order to bootcamp and, at least in theory, improve their skills.

While the announcement itself is anything but surprising -- most teams that have the resources to spend some portion of the offseason tend to do so -- the method it is was delivered in was...unorthodox to say the least. While Fnatic gave a multi-paragraph explanation of exactly what their plans were that seemed more a professional press release than it did an announcement about the state of a team of professional video game players, the Unicorn opted for something a bit less formal and quite a bit more comedic.

Their announcement came in the form of a tweet with a video attached. The tweet itself indicated that they were headed off to Korea, but it was the video that was the pure comedy gold. in it, the entire Unicorns of Love team, staff included, pantomiming the rowing of a boat, with the team's owner and coach, Sheepy, whipping them all. What made this even more amusing is that the recording appeared to have been made in an airport terminal, and there are a couple of confused onlookers present. Obviously, they're also pretty jealous of the Unicorn Hat, which made another appearance for this video. You can check out the tweet in question here.

The Unicorns of Love took second place in the EU LCS last split after falling to G2 Esports in the finals. They easily smashed their group, though not in the extremely dominant fashion that G2 did, and made their way into the finals without too much of a struggle. Come next split they are expected to replicate their strong performance, and it seems that the team intends to field the same roster for the Summer Split that they did during the spring, as bootcamping is typically carried out only after a final roster is locked in.

By James Bates

A wanna-be novelist turned coach turned journalist, James is living proof that you never know where you'll end up. He's in love with narrative-heavy games, which he proves by spending his days writing about a game with less lore than Doom. His greatest regret in life is not having his name in the credits of Life is Strange, and it's galvanized him to truly pursue developing games that don't begin in packed taverns and use D20s.