League of Legends: Excel Esports Finds New Coach in Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool

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League of Legends: Excel Esports Finds New Coach in Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool

UK-based LEC organization Excel Esports has announced former Fnatic and G2 Head Coach Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool is joining the organization as Head Coach.

YoungBuck has a wealth of experience within Europe, where he’s earned the title ‘ The six-star general' due to his success with G2 and Fnatic in the past 3 years.

YoungBuck spoke about the move: “I am very excited to join Excel. As a relatively new organization to the LEC, with many young and talented players, I feel like this is the best place for me to use my experience and ability in regard to developing talent. I hope to help Excel grow and become a powerhouse team in the LEC.”

Grant Rousseau, Head of Operations at Excel Esports, seen above welcoming YoungBuck to the team added: “This is an extremely exciting time for us at Excel and I am very proud to be welcoming the six-star general, Joey, to our organization. Unfortunately, this means that David and Alec will be parting ways with us. They were valued members of our team and I wish them all the best in whatever comes next.”

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Excel Esports was a surprise addition to the LEC at the start of the year. The team's first split in the LEC has not been ideal with the team failing to move off the bottom spot in both 2019 Splits. With YoungBuck joining and new members likely joining the organization in the coming weeks, things might be starting to look up for the plucky Brits. The 2020 season could truly be their breakout year.

League of Legends: Excel Esports Finds New Coach in Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last ten years. With his first major esports role being with Esports News UK covering mostly UK League of Legends. David is also a member of the British Esports Association and is an advisor to them on World of Warcraft Esports. More recently David has worked for Esports Insider and Red Bull as an esports journalist. David later became Editor at ESTNN and now leads the current team.