|Country of Birth:||Netherlands|
|Birthday:||July 28, 1991|
|Peak League:||Diamond II (EUW)|
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Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool is the Head Coach for G2 Esports.
YoungBuck is a professional League of Legends player hailing from Bovenkarspel, Netherlands. He first played Red Alert II at age 11. Prior to League of Legends, he played Soldier of Fortune II and Red Alert III at a high level.
One of YoungBuck's friends over SoF2 invited him to try League of Legends, and he initially declined the offer. However, his friend insisted, and the Dutch player installed the game before the Lux release (~ October 2010). He had a lot of friends coming into the game, and his first impressions were positive. Even though he "probably got stomped a lot," he stuck to it.
The transition to competitive League of Legends was seamless, as he had leadership experience in his Soldier of Fortune II clan. As such, he had no issues playing and communicating with teammates. Several teams took notice, including SK Gaming (a one month tryout), Eclypsia.Luna (for one LAN), IWantCookie (which later became DragonBorns), and currently the Copenhagen Wolves.
YoungBuck hopes to play for as long as he can. Once his career ends, he projects himself transitioning to any position that involves directly interacting with team members (i.e. coaching or managing).
- Used to be the fan of Rap singer "Young Buck" at age 13 and created his account on Soldier of Fortune II with the handle he currently has.
- Well known for his
Renekton, which he used to climb to Solo Queue's Top 5 in Season 2.
- Came close to qualifying to the LCS twice (1: Mousesports, 2: Samurai in Jeans) before qualifying with the Copenhagen Wolves.
- Loves working out and body building.
- Used to practice kickboxing before stumbling on League of Legends.
- Looks up to Alistair Overeem, an MMA fighter, and Mirko Cro Cop, a UFC fighter.
- His motto is an Alistair Overeem quote: "Train hard, play easy"
- One of his favorite meals is chicken with Saté sauce, a sauce made of peanut butter. Likes drinking Vanilla Coca-Cola.
- For more Champion Statistics CLICK HERE
|2017-04-02||1st||2017 EU LCS Spring Split - Group A||
||12 - 1||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-10-06||13 - 16th||2016 World Championship||
||1 - 5||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-08-28||1st||2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs||
||3 : 1|| |
|2016-07-31||1st||2016 EU LCS Summer Split||
||10-8-0||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-05-08||5th||2016 Mid-Season Invitational||
||2 - 8||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
|2016-04-17||1st||2015 EULCS Spring Playoffs||
||3 : 1|| |
|2016-03-18||1st||2015 EULCS Spring Split||
||15 : 3||Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)|
||2 : 0|
|2012-11-18||PROG4MER League Season 1||3rd||
||0 : 2|
|2012-08-25||Campus Gaming Party: Berlin||4th||
||0 : 2|
|2012-06-03||Reign of Gaming International Invitational||4th||
||1 : 2|
|2012-05-28||CDiscount Cup 3||1st||
||2 : 1|
|2012-05-20||4Players.de All or Nothing 3||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2012-04-25||4Players.de All or Nothing 2||1st||
||2 : 0|
|2012-02-16||Alienware Arena Europe: Winter||1st||
||2 : 1|
|2016-03-24||2016 EU LCS Spring||Best Coach|| |
- February 15th - YoungBuck jokes about the secret to G2’s success: ‘It’s 100 percent the coach' with TheScore eSports
- March 25th - YoungBuck: 'We have proven ourselves in best-of-ones, but best-of-fives is a different animal' with TheScore eSports
- April 15th - LE PARCOURS DE YOUNGBUCK : UN ENTRAÎNEUR FORMÉ À BONNE ÉCOLE with Lolesports.com
- May 3rd - The Least Strict Coach: A conversation with G2's YoungBuck with TheScore eSports
- March 23rd - Interview with CW Youngbuck: “If we make it to playoffs I think we can upset a lot of teams.” with News of Legends
- January 6th - Interview with CW Youngbuck: “We accidentally found the best ADC in Europe.” (video) with News of Legends
- January 8th - Rift Talk #7 - Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool (video) (video) with Rift Talk
- February 21st - EU LCS 2014 W6: Interview with CW YoungBuck (video) (video) with SK Gaming
- March 12th - YoungBuck talks about Copenhagen Wolves's new lineup (video) with onGamers
- March 25th - 'Reflections' with YoungBuck (video) (video) with OnGamers
- March 27th - Youngbuck Interview with Travis (video) with onGamers
- May 13th - Youngbuck discusses the additions of woolite and Airwaks to Copenhagen Wolves (video) with onGamers
- January 19th - aL Lounge - The European 16 - Mouz Youngbuck (video) with Absolute Legends
- June 16th - DH Summer: Youngbuck Interview (video) with Cadred
- July 14th - Gfinity: Copenhagen Wolves Interview (video) with Cadred
- August 22nd - Copenhagen Wolves Take Top Slot in Challenger Series at Gamescom (video) with GameSpot
- October 21st - Interview Copenhagen Wolves Youngbuck League of Legends op FIRSTLOOK 2013 (Dutch video) with DagelijksHaaDee
- November 24th - IEM Cologne: Interview with CPH Wolves Youngbuck (video) with SK Gaming
- December 14th - Promotion Tournament: Interview with CPH Wolves YoungBuck (video) with SK Gaming
- June 3rd - Interview with Crs YoungBuck: "Renekton feels the love and commitment I have for him" with Team Dignitas
- August 10th - Interview with Youngbuck with Absolute Legends
- August 20th - Interview with EC YoungBuck with Eclypsia
- March 14th - VIDEO: G2 Esports: Defeating the Monster by G2 Esports