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|Previous Roles:||Analyst, Support|
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Royce "Bubbadub" Newcomb began playing video games at the age of 8 with Nintendo. His name stuck from a character friend who made it for him in Everquest. He changed it from Bubba to Bubbadub during his World of Warcraft days because Bubba was a name that was frequently taken. He was a collegiate Starcraft league player for two seasons and a semi-pro Starcraft 2 player while he finished up school. He always wanted to be a pro gamer, but if that wasn't possible, then he was going to get a job working in electrical engineering.
During the Starcraft 2 beta downtimes his ROOT clanmates were playing League of Legends a bit. Initially he really liked the idea but didn't make the switch due to his commitments in Starcraft 2. The first champion he mained was Corki. Bubbadub made a team named Reality Check Gaming out of high ranked solo queue players. They qualified for a few Challenger-level tournaments but were never extremely notable. After Reality Check Gaming disbanded, Bubbadub got tryouts for several mid-high tier challenger teams and ultimately joined TBD, replacing former support NydusHerMain, who moved to ggLA.
TBD qualified for the spring promotion tournament in the spring but lost 3-0 to Evil Geniuses. However, their performance drew them the attention of compLexity, and they were sponsored by the organization to form the team compLexity.Black. As coL.Black, they participated in both the first and second NA Challenger spring series, and then in the playoffs qualified for the summer promotion tournament. There, they defeated Team Coast 3-1 and qualified for the summer split. After compLexity dropped sponsorship of compLexity.Red, Bubbadub's team became the flagship compLexity Gaming roster.
In the summer split, compLexity finished in last place with a 10-18 record, one game behind Evil Geniuses. In relegation hey were forced to play against Team 8 for their spot in the spring season, and they lost the series 2-3.
In early November 2014, compLexity once again formed two rosters, this time coL.White and coL.Black. Bubbadub joined coL.Black along with I KeNNy u, Xmithie, pr0lly, and ROBERTxLEE, qualifying for the Spring Expansion Tournament via compLexity's promotion tournament participation. After a bye in the first round, the team lost 0-2 to Final Five in the second round of the online portion tournament and were eliminated.
After the Expansion Tournament ended, Bubbadub retired from competitive League of Legends play.
Bubbadub joined Team Fusion as an analyst in April 2015, shortly before the team's games against Team Dignitas in the Summer Promotion tournament. After Fusion lost the series, the team disbanded, and Bubbadub then joined Cloud9 Tempest as their head coach. Seven weeks into the NA LCS Summer Season, Cloud9 decided to swap their coaches and moved Bubbadub to their main roster.
- One of the fews married League of Legends pro players.
- Used his own house as the gaming house for Determined Gaming.
- Known for playing Thresh, Morgana, Karma, Zyra and Lulu competitively.
- He played Volleyball in the Junior Olympics for a few years in High School! He was on a team called Apex.
As a Coach
|2016-09-05||2016 Season North America Regional Finals||Cloud9 3 : 1 Immortals|
|2016-08-28||2016 NA LCS Summer Playoffs||Cloud9 1 : 3 Team SoloMid|
|2015-08-31||2015 Season North America Regional Finals||Cloud9 3 : 1 Team Liquid|
|2015-08-11||2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs||Cloud9 Tempest 0 : 2 Team Imagine|
|2015-07-22||2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Season||Cloud9 Tempest 5 : 5 Group Stage (W/L)|
|2015-06-22||League One NA Cup Week 10||Cloud9 Tempest 0 : 3 Team Liquid Academy|
|2015-06-15||League One NA Cup Week 9||Cloud9 Tempest 3 : 1 Aware Gaming|
|2015-06-08||League One NA Cup Week 8||Cloud9 Tempest 3 : 1 Maelstrom Gaming|
|2015-06-01||League One NA Cup Week 7||Cloud9 Tempest 3 : 0 Optimal eSports|
|2015-05-25||League One NA Cup Week 6||Cloud9 Tempest 3 : 1 Legendary|
As a Player
|2014-05-04||Lone Star Clash 3||compLexity Gaming 0 : 2 Team 8|
|2014-04-27||2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion||compLexity.Black 3 : 1 Team Coast|
|2014-04-13||2014 NA Challenger Playoffs||compLexity.Black 3 : 2 Curse Academy|
|2014-02-16||2014 NA Challenger Series Spring #1||compLexity.Black 0 : 2 LMQ|
- July 23rd - Interview with C9 Bubbadub - Game against CLG & Cloud 9's prospects for the split with Dignitas
- June 20th - Bubbadub and Pr0lly talk play by play about their match against Dig (video) with onGamers