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Excel Esports CEO on upcoming LEC 2022 Summer Season – ‘we’ve passed the playoffs barrier and the road is open for us now, we have a lot of confidence’ | Insomnia68 interview

Insomnia esports coverage powered by AGON by AOC Excel Esports CEO Wouter Sleijffers has told Esports News UK that his League of Legends LEC team have turned a corner and are ready for the upcoming Summer 2022 Season. Excel Esports reached the LEC playoffs for the first time in the Spring 2022 Season, with the playoffs eventually won by G2 Esports. While Excel were knocked out in the first round of the lower bracket by Vitality, it was a close 3-2 series, and Excel showed they have progressed. Continue reading Excel Esports CEO on upcoming LEC 2022 Summer Season –…

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‘We need to reinvent ourselves now for LEC playoffs and find other ways to win games’ – Excel Esports head coach Youngbuck reveals his playoff plans to Esports News UK

Image credit: LoL Esports Flickr, Michal Konkol/Riot Games They’ve finally done it. After 1,142 days, UK-based organisation Excel Esports have finally made the promised land of the LEC playoffs, a dream they’ve been chasing since their entry into the LEC in 2019. It’s especially special for Excel’s Dutch head coach Joey ‘YoungBuck’ Steltenpool, who has been with the team since late 2019. The six star general has finally brought them to playoffs and now they hope to achieve more. Continue reading ‘We need to reinvent ourselves now for LEC playoffs and find other ways to win games’ – Excel Esports…

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Excel Esports reach LEC playoffs at last!

Image credit: Riot Games LoL Esports Flickr/Michal Konkol UK-based esports organisation Excel Esports finally broke their curse to progress to the League of Legends LEC playoffs for the first time in their history today. They beat SK Gaming to secure a top six place in the League of Legends European Championship, joining the likes of Rogue (who became the first team to reach the LEC Spring 2022 playoffs), Fnatic, Misfits and G2. Continue reading Excel Esports reach LEC playoffs at last!

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Interview with xMatty of Team BDS on his first LEC season: ‘It was a bit of a shock at the start and I needed to get used to this level. But once we adjusted, I feel like it’s been comfortable. The only thing I had to get used to was how negative LEC fans are in chat’

Image credit: LoL Esports Flickr, Michal Konkol/Riot Games Matthew Charles “xMatty” Coombs has been a prominent name in the League of Legends UK and European Regional Leagues (ERLs). Once part of the indomitable Fnatic Rising that won almost everything, xMatty joined Karmine Corp in France and won practically everything there, including historic back-to-back EU Masters titles. On December 20, LEC newcomers Team BDS announced their roster with xMatty included, promoting the UK player into the LEC. Continue reading Interview with xMatty of Team BDS on his first LEC season: ‘It was a bit of a shock at the start and I…

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Interview with Caedrel on his return to Excel Esports as a content creator: ‘I think this is the season Excel make playoffs, but if they do lose, I promise it’s not my fault this time!’

Image source: Michal Konkol/Riot Games Popular British League of Legends streamer and LEC caster, Marc ‘Caedrel’ Lamont, has today returned to Excel Esports as a content creator, a role he’ll be balancing with his LEC casting. So, how will he work with his former organisation, where he played for two years, and what are his views on the new Excel of 2022? Dom Sacco catches up with Caedrel on all this and more. Continue reading Interview with Caedrel on his return to Excel Esports as a content creator: ‘I think this is the season Excel make playoffs, but if they…

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Rogue become the first team to reach the LEC Spring 2022 Playoffs

Image credit: LoL Esports Flickr, Michal Konkol/Riot Games Rogue have cemented their place in the Spring 2022 LEC Playoffs after picking up 11 wins out of 13 in the Spring Season so far. Following their victories over Mad Lions yesterday and Team Vitality today, top-of-the-league Rogue have become the first team to reach the playoffs, showing their consistency once again in the regular league season. The news comes after a blip for Rogue’s League of Legends team last week, which saw them lose to Astralis (who were bottom of the league at the time) and Misfits. Continue reading Rogue become the…

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Could the LEC expand to 12 teams and boot out poorly performing sides? Riot ‘evaluating and assessing’ options including Bo3 format

Riot Games has spoken about the possibility of increasing the number of teams in the LEC, removing bottom-tier sides and adopting a best-of-three (Bo3) format. LEC Commissioner Maximilian ‘Riot Max the X’ Schmidt recently took to Discord to answer fans’ questions. On the idea that the LEC may expand from 10 to 12 franchised teams in the future, Maximilian said: “This is something that we are constantly evaluating with our teams and partners, and many factors need to be considered when thinking about expansion – to name a few: scheduling, competition format, financials and economics, and even the amount of…

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Excel brings in Mikyx to replace Advienne, with ‘deeply saddened’ outgoing support player speaking out: “Excel said the LEC roster would be rebuilt around Markoon and I, but on Sunday management said I was to be replaced”

UK-based esports organisation Excel Esports has signed Slovenian League of Legends support player Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle to its LEC team. Mikyx is an experienced player who achieved solid success with G2 in recent years, having won MSI in 2019, reached the finals of Worlds 2019 and won several LEC/EU LCS seasons. Prior to that, he played with the likes of Misfits, Splyce and Fnatic. Mikyx replaces Dutch support player Henk ‘Advienne’ Reijenga, who was promoted from Excel’s academy team to the LEC first team last summer, along with jungler Mark ‘Markoon’ van Woensel. Continue reading Excel brings in Mikyx to…

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Excel brings in Mikyx to LEC team replacing ‘deeply saddened’ support player Advienne, while Tim Reichert speaks to Esports News UK about the decision being made by him and the coaching staff, not consulting the players and Mikyx’s two-year contract

Update: Excel’s esports director Tim Reichert has spoken to Esports News UK clarifying who made the decision to bring Mikyx into the team, replacing Advienne – and the thinking behind not consulting other players beforehand. On Advienne saying ‘management’ made this decision, Tim said: “It was the esports director and coaching staff. I flew out to Berlin on Sunday morning just to be there for a meeting with Henk (Advienne) in person and give him the reasons. Continue reading Excel brings in Mikyx to LEC team replacing ‘deeply saddened’ support player Advienne, while Tim Reichert speaks to Esports News UK…

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Mac from Mad Lions begins selling his trademark ‘Guardian Lions’ ties made in the UK

James ‘Mac’ MacCormack, British League of Legends head coach for Mad Lions in the LEC, has made his trademark ties available to the public. Fans can now purchase his ‘Guardian Lions’ tie online, which is priced at €22.50 and available on the Mac’s Odds and Ends website. Mac has become known not only for elevating Mad Lions to a level not seen before, having won back-to-back LECs in 2021, but also for his smart dress sense and extravagant ties. Continue reading Mac from Mad Lions begins selling his trademark ‘Guardian Lions’ ties made in the UK

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LEC 2022 caster line-up confirmed: UK/Ireland talent Caedrel, Medic, Vedius, Nymaera, Dagda, Oisin & more to feature on the broadcast team

The League of Legends LEC has confirmed the broadcast caster line-up for 2022, and it includes a host of UK talent. British streamer, Esports Analyst of the Year and caster Caedrel has returned on the LEC desk, clearing up uncertainty around Caedrel’s future after he was linked with a coaching role with Team Vitality’s recently announced LEC ‘superteam’. Prominent UK caster duo Medic and Vedius (aka ‘MediVedi’) are also joining the broadcast team once again, while a trio of UK and Ireland talent will also be making appearances this year as regular guests on the show. Continue reading LEC 2022…

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SK Gaming announces Beyond NRG Germany as focus booster partner

Promoted article (contains partner links) UK-based focus supplement brand Beyond NRG has partnered with long-running German esports organisation SK Gaming. Developed specifically for gamers, pro and casual alike, Beyond NRG is a powdered drink that provides a long-lasting boost of energy, focus and endurance. Its sugar-free formula contains caffeine, vitamins and minerals, while omitting any major allergens and being vegetarian friendly, and improves cognitive function, blood flow, alertness and memory. Continue reading SK Gaming announces Beyond NRG Germany as focus booster partner

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Wildfire 2022 LEC music video starring Vedius, Drakos and rock band Against the Current marks first collaboration between Riot casters and a music artist

American pop rock band Against the Current have today released their latest single, “Wildfire”, in collaboration with the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and two of its casters. Welshman Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day and North American Daniel ‘Drakos’ star in the new music video, launched to promote the start of the Spring 2022 LEC season. The track marks the first time that a music artist has collaborated with esports talent from Riot Games for a song. Continue reading Wildfire 2022 LEC music video starring Vedius, Drakos and rock band Against the Current marks first collaboration between Riot casters and a…

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Quickshot returns to the LEC, breaks silence with post about burnout, taking time off and breaking down barriers around mental health

Experienced League of Legends host, caster and personality Trevor ‘Quickshot’ Henry has posted an open statement about his health following a six-month break from work. The South African caster had gone quiet on social media back in August but today broke his silence to speak about suffering burnout, taking time off and the importance of mental health. He also revealed he will be returning to the Spring 2022 LEC which kicks off on January 14th, and will be involved in week 1 of the broadcast. Continue reading Quickshot returns to the LEC, breaks silence with post about burnout, taking time…

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Caedrel catches Covid ahead of LEC 2022 Spring – it’s still unclear whether he will be casting in the LEC this year

Article contains partner link Update (January 4th 2022): Caedrel has caught Covid and will be isolating and having a break from streaming. Though he said he will be streaming again soon: I have Covid. Absolutely hard stuck in bed for the last few days, 38 ° fever, trouble breathing and cold shivers. Wouldn’t wish this upon anyone mate this is horrible. Please stay safe everyone. Will be isolating and doing everything necessary. Continue reading Caedrel catches Covid ahead of LEC 2022 Spring – it’s still unclear whether he will be casting in the LEC this year