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Fnatic LoL Completes EULCS Staff Lineup

The start of the 2018 EU LCS is edging closer and the Fnatic LoL Team is ready!

We’re thrilled to be giving our management team an injection of experience ahead of the new season, refreshing our backroom staff while also building on foundations laid in 2017.

Joey ‘YoungBuck’ Steltenpool is a globally renowned champion; an individual boasting trophies in four consecutive EU LCS splits as well as some of the highest calibre international experience in the world. Today we’re proud to add YoungBuck to our new look staff where he’ll take the reigns as our LoL division’s Team Director!

'I am elated to announce that I will be the Team Director for Fnatic the upcoming two seasons.

Within this role I am looking to manage the League of Legends staff, bring a new vision, direction, and establish a healthy team culture with which I aim to bring Fnatic back to being the best team in the West.' - Joey ‘YoungBuck’ Steltenpool (Team Director)

YoungBuck joins the FNATIC LoL Team after parting ways with G2 Esports.

The opportunity to work with the Dutchman is definitely not to be taken lightly. A former pro player himself having started his career all the way back in Season 2, YoungBuck will lead and oversee our entire LoL operation from our Berlin Office while, at the same time, playing an active and significant role in our coaching team.

Joining him as our Head Coach is none other than Dylan Falco! Dylan enjoyed an excellent Summer Split and oversaw one of the most exciting (nerve wracking, nail biting and blood pumping) Worlds campaigns we have ever seen. To see him back on stage with the roster in 2018 is something we can’t wait for!

Even after definitely shaving years off of every Fnatic fan’s lifespan with THAT comeback, we’re super proud of what he managed to achieve with the roster last year. The opportunity to continue working together was something we were delighted to take up and we’re pleased to see Dylan continue in this role.

‘After working with Fnatic for the 2017 Summer Split and World Championship, I'm excited to continue into the 2018 season. This season Fnatic has put extra effort into creating a truly comprehensive coaching and management staff, fitting for a team with high aspirations. Working with Joey, and Michael has already been a great experience and I can't wait to see what we accomplish in 2018.’ - Dylan Falco (Head Coach)

Dylan Falco will continue in his role as Head Coach.

Also returning to the fold is former Fnatic Academy Manager, Michael ‘Garki’ Bolze. Having spent the Summer Split with European rivals, Vitality, the young German rejoins our LoL side as our new Team Manager, the youngest of any EU LCS team!

‘I am super happy to be back with Fnatic! Also, I’m very excited to be working with Joey and Dylan. Both are very experienced and very fun people to have around. I believe our coaching/management staff, in addition to our roster, is really stacked this year and we are confident that Fnatic will take back the throne in Europe. A special thanks at this point to Finlay and Patrik who made this possible for me. #AlwaysFnatic’ - Michael ‘Garki’ Bolze (Team Manager)

These are big shoes to fill following our long time Team Director and fan favourite Finlay ‘Quaye’ Stewart decision after Worlds not to make the return to Berlin. Garki, though, has a tremendous amount of experience for his young years and we’re fully confident in his abilities to take the team forward!

The final addition to the team is Jack ‘Kayys’ Kayser who takes up the position as Head Analyst. He’ll work remotely, feeding back regularly to the team and aiding them as much as possible in their match day preparations.

‘Previously working with Fnatic for 2017 Worlds, and knowing the history of the organization, I'm excited for the 2018 season. I look forward to creating the statistical and analytical framework that the team and staff can use for this season and beyond.’ - Jack ‘Kayys’ Kayser (Head Analyst)

Our LoL management team in full:

Team Director: Joey ‘YoungBuck’ Steltenpool

Team Manager: Michael ‘Garki’ Bolze

Head Coach: Dylan ‘DylanFalco’ Falco

Head Analyst: Jack ‘Kayys’ Kayser

We couldn’t be happier with our team setup for the coming Split and hope all of our fans will be as excited as we are to get started!

#FNCWIN