David Hollingsworth
David Hollingsworth
David has written for games media outlets for the last seven 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.

League Of Legends: Munster Rugby Gaming Adds Former LEC Coaching Talent

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Munster Rugby Gaming has signed two new members to its coaching staff.


Northern Championship (NLC) team Munster Rugby Gaming sign former LEC coaching staff Josh “Furndog” Furneaux and Jon “Just Jon” Ellis as Head Coach and Performance Director.

The pair have previously worked with Excel Esports in its first year in the LEC. They played an integral part in the Excel gaming house before. The two also helped the team establish a home in the home of English rugby, Twickenham Stadium. Both Furneaux and Ellis are currently working on the organization's preseason training as they prepare for the side's involvement in the newly formed NLC and UK League of Legends Championship Season.

Josh “Furndog” Furneaux, Head Coach of Munster Rugby Gaming, had this to say:

“I’m ecstatic to have another shot at building a project that fully encapsulates my personal philosophy of player development and to do that alongside Jon again makes it all the more special. We plan to dominate the flourishing ERL (European Regional League) ecosystem, show serious intent to succeed beyond that and perform at a high level right from the off”

Munster Rugby Gaming and LoL

Munster Rugby Gaming is a newly formed partnership between Irish rugby side Munster and Ireland based Phelan Gaming. The latter has been well known in the UK & Ireland League of Legends scene for a number of years. The focus of the partnership was to “make Ireland a force in European esports and put Munster Rugby on the map internationally”. The main aim of the organization is to focus on preseason alongside commercial infrastructure.

As for the NLC, the competition gets underway in June. Two sets of matches will be played each week for seven weeks. In addition, week seven will include a third day of matches. In August, the season final will be played at DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden. The event will feature a 1M SEK ( $100,000) prize pool and feature top teams from the UK and Nordic regions. Such as Fnatic, Excel, ENCE, GODSENT, and many more.

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