Team Vitality and LOSC confirm the extension of their partnership for 2024 and unveil two major recruitments: Ilian Bouchi as a player and ManiiKa as a coach.
Ilian Bouchi and ManiiKa join the LOSC x Team Vitality team
An exciting new era is coming for La Ruche fans, as recently, Team Vitality and LOSC (Lille Olympique Sporting Club) announced the renewal of their strategic partnership until 2024. This fruitful collaboration, which began last year , allowed both entities to prosper in the competitive world of EA SPORTS FC (formerly FIFA) video games. This contract renewal symbolizes the continued commitment between one of the leading esports teams in France and Europe, as well as one of the founding clubs of the Uber Eats eLigue 1 and a leading football club in France .
Signing for a second year with LOSC is an incredible opportunity for our two structures. It is a club that shares our vision of excellence in esports as in traditional sport. We can’t wait for the season to begin to see this new duo evolve together.
Nicolas Maurer, PDG de Team Vitality
LOSC is very pleased to renew its collaboration with Team Vitality, one of the eSport leaders in Europe, after a successful first year of partnership. Team Vitality is ambitious, so is LOSC. On all grounds, we are competitors and the union of our strengths and our common values must make it possible to achieve the highest objectives.
Olivier Letang, CEO of LOSC
The two French clubs are making a notable return for the second consecutive year on the EA SPORTS FC scene, taking advantage of the announcement of the renewal of their partnership to formalize two important recruitments. First, young prodigy Ilian Bouchi joins the team to play alongside Corentin “Rocky” Chevrey in the lineup. In addition, Johann “ManiiKa” Simon, a former professional player with a long career on FIFA from 2010 to 2022, notably with an eLigue 1 Champion title in 2017 and a victory at Dreamhack in 2016, joins the team as as a coach.
From left to right, Rocky, Maniika and Ilian
I am honored to join a team as prestigious as Team Vitality and LOSC eSports. As a young player, it is a source of pride to play alongside Rocky having evolved through his journey. Being a LOSC supporter myself, I’m really looking forward to representing them for this next season. I will do my best to take the team as far as possible!
I am delighted to start this new adventure, particularly for a structure like Team Vitality and a club like LOSC! I can’t wait to prove myself and work with the team.
Johann “ManiiKa” Simon
— Team Vitality (@TeamVitality) September 29, 2023