We are happy to announce that Ram “Brokenshard” Djemal joins the Scouting Grounds team. Learn more about Ram’s role in the interview below.
You’ve previously been talking about creating a Scouting Grounds yourself, why are you interested in this sort of project?
I ran one for eUnited in the end of 2016, it really helped me get in touch with the challenger scene, and the players in it. Beyond that, it was also a great tool for scouting out new talent, since there are many aspects of teamplay, that can be very difficult to judge from soloq. And in Europe, I feel like giving the players the chance to get proper exposure will help out their careers a lot. Providing this platform for the players, can be an essential part of continously cycling fresh talent into pro play.
What made you join forces with Copenhagen Flames on this project?
I figured it would be wrong of me to try and make a competition happen between two organizers, and I don’t think it would be beneficial for the scene as a whole. I think it’s a lot more productive if we join forces, and focus all of our energy into one amazing Scouting Grounds event, that can help players, fans and teams looking for talent.
Brokenshard has been in the professional scene ever since the start of LCS, competing as a jungler for DragonBorns in EULCS season 3. Since then Brokenshard has worked with many renowned organizations as both a player and as a coach. Among those teams are compLexity, SK Gaming, Gamers2, Team Dignitas, eUnited and Red Canids in Brazil.