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Excel Esports
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Region
EU
 Europe
Head CoachJoey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool
PartnerBT
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Neubria
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Gamers Apparel
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History
CreatedOrganization 2014-12-??
LoL Division 2015-12-17
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Current Roster
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Excel Esports is a British team. Their name was previously stylized exceL eSports and later exceL Esports.

History[edit]

In 2018, after it was reported that negotiations with other organizations had failed, exceL was rumored to be joining the EU LCS as part of the 2019 European franchise program.[1] On November 20, Riot Games confirmed exceL Esports as one of the ten partner teams for the LEC 2019 Spring Split.[2]

2019 Season[edit]

Excel signed a roster lead by experienced players Exile and kaSing as well as Expect, Caedrel, and rookie bot laner Jeskla. Following a 2-6 start in the Spring Split they changed around their roster bringing in rookies Special and Mystiques from their academy team instead of the veterans. This young roster could not turn the split around for them though and Excel finished in 9th place with a 5-13 record.

Excel started Summer Split once again with Hjarnan and kaSing in bot lane and Special in mid lane as new signing Mickey could not join the team in time. After a once again bad start Jeskla and Mystiques came back into bot lane whilst Mickey earned the spot as starting mid laner. After another 0-2 week the team managed to use the long break around Rift Rivals well and came back to LEC much improved from week 4 onwards. They had playoff positions within reach before losing their last 4 games of regular season against tougher competition and dropping back down to 10th.

2020 Season[edit]

For the 2020 season Excel managed to pick up star coach Youngbuck who changed the roster up. Hjarnan, Jeskla and Mystiques had to leave the team while Special and kaSing were sent to their academy team. As their replacements Origen's bot laner Patrik and former Splyce support Tore got signed. Despite having high hopes for the upcoming season their Spring Split was only mediocre. They went 1-1 in each of the first seven weeks winning against the bottom teams but losing against the top teams until they were upset in the last match by SK. They finished with a 7-11 record in the Regular Season which meant 7th place and missing out on playoffs.

Due to this Excel decided to replace their imports during the mid-season break and promoted mid laner Special again whilst signing top lane rookie Kryze from the ERL team of Unicorns Of Love.

Timeline[edit]

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • January 7, Robin McCammon (Chief Commercial Officer) and Wouter Sleijffers (Chief Executive Officer) join. Barnetto (General Manager to Operations Manager), Joel (Director of Esports to Chief People Officer), and Kieran (Chief Executive Officer to Chief Gaming Officer) change positions.[76][77]
  • January 10,
    Mid Laner
    S
    Minicras is added to the GCD as substitute.
    [78]
    Mid Laner
    S
    Minicras' contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2020.[79]
  • January 14, Minicras renames to Boaster.[80]
  • February 26, Milly Preston (Head of Marketing) joins.[81]
  • March 21, Konami (Social Media Specalist) leaves.[82]
  • April 10, Team announces changes in the top and mid lane for LEC Summer, with further information to follow.[83]
  • April 22,
    Top Laner
    Expect leaves.[84]
  • April 23,
    Mid Laner
    Mickey leaves.[85]
  • May 6, Boaster (Vlogger) is set to leave on May 29.[86]
  • May 12,
    Mid Laner
    Special rejoins from academy roster.
    [87]
  • May 13,
    Top Laner
    Kryze joins.
    [88]
  • May 14,
    Top Laner
    Kryze's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[89]
  • May 16,
    Mid Laner
    S
    Swiffer is added to the GCD as substitute.
    [90]
    Mid Laner
    S
    Swiffer's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[91]
  • May 26, Just Jon (Video) leaves.[92]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
EU
Kryze Felix Hellström 2Top Laner 2021-11-15 2020-05-13
EU
Caedrel Marc Robert Lamont 3Jungler 2020-11-16 2018-12-02
EU
Special Joran Scheffer 4Mid Laner 2020-11-16 2020-05-12
EU
Patrik Patrik Jírů 5Bot Laner 2021-11-15 2019-12-04
EU
Tore Tore Hoel Eilertsen 6Support 2021-11-15 2019-12-06
EU
Boaster Jake Howlett 7Sub/Mid 2020-11-16 2020-01-11
OCE
Swiffer Simon Papamarkos 8Sub/Mid 2021-11-15 2020-05-17
Note: Teams are free to switch players between their LEC and Academy rosters as long as their roster for each game complies with the rules outlined in their respective ERL. Therefore, more players are eligible to start than are listed on this page - we will only list those that do play.

Former[edit]

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
KR
Mickey Son Young-min (손영민) 13Mid Laner None 2019-11-292019-11-29 2020-04-232020-04-23
KR
Expect Ki Dae-han (기대한) 11Top Laner None 2018-12-072018-12-07 2020-04-222020-04-22
EU
Taxer Christian Vendelbo 12Jungler BT Excellogo std.pngBT Excel 2017-06-192017-06-19 2019-12-112019-12-11
EU
Jeskla Jesper Klarin Strömberg 14Bot Laner Mousesportlogo std.pngmousesports 2018-11-302018-11-30 2019-12-102019-12-10
EU
Send0o Rosendo Fuentes 11Top Laner BT Excellogo std.pngBT Excel 2018-02-072018-02-07 2019-12-082019-12-08
EU
kaSing Raymond Tsang 15Support BT Excellogo std.pngBT Excel 2018-11-282018-11-28 2019-12-062019-12-06
EU
Special Joran Scheffer 13Mid Laner BT Excellogo std.pngBT Excel 2018-12-112018-12-11 2019-11-292019-11-29
EU
Exile Fabian Schubert 13Mid Laner None 2018-12-042018-12-04 2019-11-232019-11-23
KR
Mickey Son Young-min (손영민) 13Mid Laner Excel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esports 2019-05-282019-05-28 2019-11-192019-11-19
EU
Hjarnan Petter Freyschuss 14Bot Laner Team GamerLegionlogo std.pngTeam GamerLegion 2019-05-082019-05-08 2019-11-192019-11-19
EU
Mystiques Patryk Piórkowski 15Support AGO ROGUElogo std.pngAGO ROGUE 2018-12-122018-12-12 2019-11-182019-11-18
EU
Innaxe Nihat Aliev 14Bot Laner Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Love 2018-12-142018-12-14 2019-05-212019-05-21
EU
Venzer Alexander Kostadinov 14Bot Laner Origenlogo std.pngOrigen BCN 2018-01-112018-01-11 2018-12-112018-12-??
EU
Quixeth August Skarsfjord 15Support Dragons E.C.logo std.pngDragons E.C. 2018-05-162018-05-16 2018-10-152018-10-15
EU
Ripi Calvin Law 13Mid Laner Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2018-05-182018-05-18 2018-10-012018-10-01
EU
Kruimel Brayan van Oosten 13Mid Laner Berlin International Gaminglogo std.pngBerlin International Gaming 2017-06-192017-06-19 2018-05-172018-05-17
EU
DuaLL Ángel Fernández 15Support Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Love Sexy Edition 2018-01-112018-01-11 2018-05-172018-05-17
EU
Aux Dan Harrison 25Sub/Sup Casterlogo std.pngCaster 2016-08-012016-08-01 2018-04-222018-04-22
EU
Shikari Jordan Pointon 11Top Laner Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMisfits Academy 2017-06-192017-06-19 2017-11-302017-11-30
EU
Innaxe Nihat Aliev 14Bot Laner RIFT Esportslogo std.pngRIFT Esports 2017-06-192017-06-19 2017-11-302017-11-30
EU
Reclamation Karl Dixon 25Sub/Sup Enclave Gaminglogo std.pngEnclave Gaming 2017-06-302017-06-30 2017-11-302017-11-30
EU
Tolkin Niklot Stüber 11Top Laner Aequilibritas E-Sportslogo std.pngAequilibritas E-Sports 2017-01-142017-01-14 2017-04-112017-04-??
EU
Nocturnal Plex Reece Hall 12Jungler Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2017-01-142017-01-14 2017-04-112017-04-??
EU
ZiViZ Erik Lövgren 13Mid Laner ViS Lion's Denlogo std.pngViS Lions' Den 2017-01-142017-01-14 2017-04-112017-04-??
EU
Joekerism Joe Kent 14Bot Laner Enclave Gaminglogo std.pngEnclave Gaming 2016-08-072016-08-07 2017-04-112017-04-??
EU
Lukezy Luka Trumbić 13Mid Laner K1ck Blacklogo std.pngK1CK eSports Club 2016-10-112016-10-?? 2016-11-302016-11-30
EU
Zhandia Sander Skogstad 13Mid Laner UK Legendslogo std.pngUK Legends 2016-05-162016-05-16 2016-10-112016-10-??
EU
Samma Vladimir Dimov 11Top Laner GPlay.bglogo std.pngGPlay.bg 2016-05-162016-05-16 2016-09-112016-09-??
EU
Nutri Billy Wragg 15Support Last Remedylogo std.pngLast Remedy 2016-05-112016-05-?? 2016-09-112016-09-??
EU
Skudzy Serge Huleani 12Jungler Enclave Gaminglogo std.pngEnclave Gaming 2015-12-182015-12-18 2016-11-112016-11-??
EU
Unsupportive Adam Hawksworth 15Support Logo std.pngUK Randoms 2016-02-112016-02-?? 2016-05-112016-05-??
EU
Sebla Sebastian Walton 14Bot Laner Logo std.pngUK Randoms 2016-02-112016-02-?? 2016-05-112016-05-??
EU
Keys Kieran John 11Top Laner Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2015-12-172015-12-17 2016-05-112016-05-??
EU
Reecicle Reece Sharratt 13Mid Laner Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2015-12-172015-12-17 2016-05-112016-05-??
EU
Wing Jamie Duell 14Bot Laner Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2015-12-172015-12-17 2016-05-112016-05-??
EU
Barnetto Ryan Barnett 15Support Managerlogo std.pngManager 2015-12-172015-12-17 2016-05-112016-05-??

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

C ID Name Position
Dave Harris Chairman
Kieran Kieran Holmes-Darby Co-Founder & Chief Gaming Officer
Joel Joel Holmes-Darby Co-Founder & Chief People Officer
Wouter Sleijffers Chief Executive Officer
Robin McCammon Chief Commercial Officer
Grant Grant Rousseau Head of Operations
Pat Patrick Collins Head of Partnerships
Milly Preston Head of Marketing
Crolux Matthew McClenaghan Head of Finance
Fabian Broich Head of Performance
Barnetto Ryan Barnett 90Operations Manager
ICrazyFool Danny Readman Financial Controller
ProjectFlux Jamie Dodson Video Production
Boaster Jake Howlett Vlogger
Bainsy Indy Bains Strategy & IT
YoungBuck Joey Steltenpool 90Head Coach
Mapache Alejandro Parejo Martinez 90Assistant Coach

Former[edit]

C ID Name Position Next Team
Just Jon Jon Ellis Video Munster Rugby Gaminglogo std.pngMunster Rugby Gaming
Konami Monika Strauja Social Media Specialist None
PrsmaTV Leuis Charles Discord Manager None
Alex Alex Harris Events & Comms None
Westonway Scott Farmer 90Analyst Pentanet.GGlogo std.pngPentanet.GG
DLim David Lim 90Head Coach FlyQuestlogo std.pngFlyQuest
Bonquish Alex Warren 90Strategic Coach None
AngelArcher Luciana Nadrag Player Manager & Analyst G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
Charlotte Charlotte Waters Public Relations None
Mapache Alejandro Parejo Martinez 90Head Analyst Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Furndog Josh Furneaux 90Head Coach Barrage Esportslogo std.pngBarrage Esports
Jarge Joshua Smith 90Strategic Coach Movistar Riders2logo std.pngMovistar Riders
Unlimited Petar Georgiev 90Coach SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaming
AngelArcher Luciana Nadrag Analyst Berlin International Gaminglogo std.pngBerlin International Gaming
Joel Joel Holmes-Darby Co-Owner, Co-Founder, & Managing Director Excel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esports
Doruk Doruk Hacioglu 90Head Coach Diabolus Esportslogo std.pngDiabolus Esports

Player League Participation[edit]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LEC

Player20132014201520162017201820192020Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
KaSingSHC XDlogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngSplycelogo std.pngSplycelogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png298
ExileUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngUnicorns Of Lovelogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png284
ExpectG2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png238
CaedrelH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png86
JesklaExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png32
MystiquesExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png18
SpecialExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png12
HjarnanH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngTeam Vitalitylogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png318
MickeyExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png34
ToreTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngTeam ROCCATlogo std.pngSplycelogo std.pngSplycelogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png126
PatrikH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngH2k-Gaminglogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngOrigenlogo std.pngExcel Esportslogo std.png124

Tournaments[edit]

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Minimum place

Excel Esports Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2020-03-280070007 LEC 2020 Spring
7 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Expect,  Caedrel,  Mickey,  Patrik,  Tore,  YoungBuck,  Mapache
2020-01-120010001 Neosurf Cup 2020
3 : 2Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
 Send0o,  Expect,  Taxer,  Caedrel,  Mickey,  Special,  Patrik,  Deadly,  Tore,  kaSing,  YoungBuck
2019-08-1701000010 LEC 2019 Summer
4 - 14Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Expect,  Caedrel,  Special,  Mickey,  Hjarnan,  Jeskla,  kaSing,  Mystiques,  DLim
2019-03-160090009 LEC 2019 Spring
5 - 13Blanklogo std.pngRR
 Expect,  Caedrel,  Exile,  Special,  Jeskla,  kaSing,  Mystiques,  Furndog,  Unlimited
2018-09-050030043 - 4£2,500£2,500£2,500 FoC 2018 Summer Grand Final
0 : 2Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF.A
 Send0o,  Taxer,  Ripi,  Venzer,  Quixeth,  Furndog
2018-08-260010001£2,500£2,500£2,500 Insomnia63 Summer 2018
3 : 2Good Game Esportlogo std.pngGGE
 Send0o,  Taxer,  Ripi,  Venzer,  Quixeth,  Furndog
2018-08-150030043 - 4£750£750£750 FoC 2018 Summer Tournament 4
1 : 2Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF.A
 Send0o,  Taxer,  Ripi,  Venzer,  Quixeth
2018-08-020020002£1,200£1,200£1,200 FoC 2018 Summer Tournament 3
1 : 3Enclave Gaminglogo std.pngENC
 Send0o,  Taxer,  Ripi,  Venzer,  Quixeth
2018-07-190010001£1,800£1,800£1,800 FoC 2018 Summer Tournament 2
3 : 2Enclave Gaminglogo std.pngENC
 Send0o,  Taxer,  Ripi,  Venzer,  Quixeth
2018-06-270050085 - 8£500£500£500 FoC 2018 Summer Tournament 1
0 : 2MnM Gaminglogo std.pngMnM
 Send0o,  Taxer,  Ripi,  Venzer,  Quixeth
Total Prize:USD 0 • GBP 9,250

Media[edit]

Images[edit]

Logos[edit]

Rosters[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Sources: Splyce and exceL to replace Movistar, North as EU LCS franchise partners espn.com
  2. Take a closer look at the LEC eu.lolesports.com
  3. LoL Roster Announcement for 2016 excelesports.com
  4. Joekerism's Tweet twitter.com
  5. exceL eSports' Facebook Post facebook.com
  6. exceL eSports' Tweet twitter.com
  7. LoL Support Staff 2018 excelesports.com
  8. From The Bottom To The Top excelesports.com
  9. Send0o Your Prayers For UK Top Lanes excelesports.com
  10. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  11. Kruimel's Tweet twitter.com
  12. AngelArcher's Tweet twitter.com
  13. exceL eSports' Tweet twitter.com
  14. Ripi's Tweet twitter.com'
  15. ASUS ROG Army Tweet twitter.com
  16. Ace of Dragons (Spanish) dragons-ec.com
  17. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  18. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  19. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-11-27; after change - EU - 2018-11-30
  20. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  21. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  22. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-12-03; after change - EU - 2018-12-05
  23. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  24. Welcome Send0o excelesports.com
  25. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-12-07; after change - EU - 2018-12-10
  26. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  27. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  28. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  29. League of Legends Coaching Staff excelesports.com
  30. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-12-13; after change - EU - 2018-12-17
  31. Introducing our League of Legends Analytical Staff excelesports.com
  32. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-12-17; after change - EU - 2018-12-19
  33. exceL Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  34. Furndog's Tweet twitter.com
  35. Furndog's Tweet twitter.com
  36. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-03-12; after change - EU - 2019-03-15
  37. Changes To Our League Of Legends Coaching Roster excelesports.com
  38. Welcome Our New AD Carry excelesports.com
  39. Unicorns Of Love's Tweet twitter.com
  40. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-05-21; after change - EU - 2019-05-22
  41. Welcome Our New Mid Laner excelesports.com
  42. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-05-27; after change - EU - 2019-05-28
  43. LOL | Summer Split Player and Staff Update fnatic.com
  44. AngelArcher's Tweet twitter.com
  45. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  46. Monika Strauja's Tweet twitter.com
  47. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  48. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  49. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-07-24; after change - EU - 2019-07-25
  50. Patrick Collins' Tweet twitter.com
  51. Alex Harris' Tweet twitter.com
  52. Grievance's Tweet twitter.com
  53. AngelArcher's Tweet twitter.com
  54. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-10-17; after change - EU - 2019-11-01
  55. Excel Welcomes Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool excelesports.com
  56. Mystiques' Tweet twitter.com
  57. Mickey's Facebook Post facebook.com
  58. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  59. Westonway's Tweet twitter.com
  60. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-11-18; after change - EU - 2019-11-21
  61. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  62. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  63. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  64. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  65. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  66. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-03; after change - EU - 2019-12-05
  67. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  68. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-05; after change - EU - 2019-12-06
  69. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  70. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-12-06; after change - EU - 2019-12-09
  71. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  72. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  73. Grant's Tweet twitter.com
  74. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  75. Alex's Tweet twitter.com
  76. Excel Welcomes New CEO And CCO excelesports.com
  77. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  78. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-01-09; after change - EU - 2020-01-10
  79. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-01-07; after change - EU - 2020-01-10
  80. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-01-10; after change - EU - 2020-01-14
  81. Excel Esports welcomes new Head of Marketing Milly Preston excelesports.com
  82. Monika Strauja's Tweet twitter.com
  83. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  84. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  85. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  86. Boaster's Tweet twitter.com
  87. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  88. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com
  89. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-05-13; after change - EU - 2020-05-14
  90. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-05-15; after change - EU - 2020-05-16
  91. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2020-05-15; after change - EU - 2020-05-16
  92. Excel Esports' Tweet twitter.com