Italian mid laner Daniele “Jiizuke” Di Mauro has joined Spanish organization Giants Gaming for the 2022 Summer Split, the team and the player have announced on Twitter.
The move follows Giants’ failure to reach the LVP Spring playoffs for the first time since the 2017 spring split. Since then, the organization bolstered its ranks with three marquee signings: Jiizuke, former Excel Esports support Henk “Advienne” Reijenga, and former BIG AD carry Tim “Keduii” Willers.
On top of being a significant signing for the team and the region region, it is a return to known territory for Jiizuke. Indeed, his career skyrocketed starting 2017 when he turned Giants Gaming around from a struggling team to eventual Spanish champions.
I'll be playing for Giants for the rest of the year, even if it's not LEC/LCS I hope u guys will keep supporting me 😀 pic.twitter.com/WlZOGJaFM2— Daniele Di Mauro (@JiizukeLoL) April 28, 2022
Since then, the Italian made Worlds in 2018 on Team Vitality and had solid contributions in Evil Geniuses in 2020 and 2021. However, in a freakishly speedy offseason, he was unable to secure a spot in the LEC or in the LCS.