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.”
One of my proudest moments in Esports thus far bringing @JoeyYoungbuck to the team.
On speaking to Joey, we were super aligned on the project ahead and hence it was the perfect fit for us! Cannot wait for us to work on the season ahead.
— Grant Rousseau (@GrievanceGR) November 14, 2019
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.”
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.