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YoungBuck
FNC YoungBuck 2019 Split 2.png
Background Information
NameJoey Steltenpool
Country of Birth
Netherlands
BirthdayJuly 28, 1991 (age 29)
Residency
EU
Europe
Competitive
TeamExcel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esports
Contract Expires2021-11-15
Role
Coach
Favorite Champs


Soloqueue IDscGo YoungBuck, LLL YoungBuck, Crs YoungBuck, SK YoungBuck, EC YoungBuck, NGG YoungBuck, DB YoungBuck, mouz YoungBuck, CW YoungBuck
Social Media & Links
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Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool is a League of Legends esports player, currently head coach for Excel Esports.

Team History

Combine Role Swaps:No|Yes
Dates:Approx|Exact
TeamStartEnd
EU
LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions
Dec 20112011-12-08[1]May 20122012-05-165mo 8d
ejel
EU
Absolute Legendslogo std.pngAbsolute Legends
Apr 20122012-04-23[3]Jun 20122012-06-01[2]1mo 8d
ejel
EU
Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse Europe
Jun 20122012-06-01[5]Jun 20122012-06-12[4]11d
ejel
EU
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaming
Jul 20122012-07-09[7]Jul 20122012-07-20[6]11d
ejel
EU
Eclypsia.Lunalogo std.pngEclypsia.Luna
Aug 20122012-08-17[9]Aug 20122012-08-30[8]13d
ejel
EU
IWantCookielogo std.pngIWantCookie
Oct 20122012-10-22[10]Nov 20122012-11-2130d
ejel
EU
Dragonbornlogo std.pngDragonBorns
Nov 20122012-11-21Dec 20122012-12-07[11]16d
ejel
EU
Mousesportlogo std.pngmousesports
Dec 20122012-12-31[12]≈Mar 2013≈2013-03-??≈2mo 1d
ejel
EU
Logo std.pngSamurai in Jeans
Mar 20132013-03-19May 20132013-05-12[13]1mo 24d
ejel
EU
PrideFClogo std.pngPrideFC
May 20132013-05-26[15]Jun 20132013-06-14[14]19d
ejel
EU
CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves
Jun 20132013-06-14[14]Jul 20152015-07-27[16]2yr 1mo
ejel
NA
Enemylogo std.pngEnemy
Aug 20152015-08-06[18]Dec 20152015-12-30[17]4mo 24d
ejel
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
Dec 20152015-12-30[20]Nov 20172017-11-02[19]1yr 10mo
ejel
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Jan 20182018-01-04[22]Nov 20192019-11-12[21]1yr 10mo
ejel
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esports
Nov 20192019-11-14[23]Present11mo 11d
ej
TeamStartEnd
EU
LowLandLionslogo std.pngLowLandLions
Dec 20112011-12-08[1]May 20122012-05-165mo 8d
ejel
EU
Absolute Legendslogo std.pngAbsolute Legends
Apr 20122012-04-23[3]Jun 20122012-06-01[2]1mo 8d
ejel
EU
Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse Europe
Jun 20122012-06-01[5]Jun 20122012-06-12[4]11d
ejel
EU
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK Gaming
Jul 20122012-07-09[7]Jul 20122012-07-20[6]11d
ejel
EU
Eclypsia.Lunalogo std.pngEclypsia.Luna
Aug 20122012-08-17[9]Aug 20122012-08-30[8]13d
ejel
EU
IWantCookielogo std.pngIWantCookie
Oct 20122012-10-22[10]Nov 20122012-11-2130d
ejel
EU
Dragonbornlogo std.pngDragonBorns
Nov 20122012-11-21Dec 20122012-12-07[11]16d
ejel
EU
Mousesportlogo std.pngmousesports
Dec 20122012-12-31[12]≈Mar 2013≈2013-03-??≈2mo 1d
ejel
EU
Logo std.pngEsport4Life
Mar 20132013-03-19Mar 20132013-03-2910d
ejel
EU
Logo std.pngSamurai in Jeans
Mar 20132013-03-29May 20132013-05-12[13]1mo 14d
ejel
EU
PrideFClogo std.pngPrideFC
May 20132013-05-26[15]Jun 20132013-06-14[14]19d
ejel
EU
CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves
Jun 20132013-06-14[14]Jun 20152015-06-24[24]2yr 10d
ejel
EU
CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves
Jun 20152015-06-24[24]Jul 20152015-07-27[16]1mo 3d
ejel
NA
Enemylogo std.pngEnemy
Aug 20152015-08-06[18]Dec 20152015-12-30[17]4mo 24d
ejel
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2 Esports
Dec 20152015-12-30[20]Nov 20172017-11-02[19]1yr 10mo
ejel
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Jan 20182018-01-04[22]Dec 20182018-12-10[25]11mo 6d
ejel
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFnatic
Dec 20182018-12-10[25]Nov 20192019-11-12[21]11mo 2d
ejel
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngExcel Esports
Nov 20192019-11-14[23]Present11mo 11d
ej

News

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
EU
LowLandLionslogo std.pngLLLDecember 8,
Youngbuck,
Stinoo, and
Flanq join.
Cowking (Top to Sub/Bot) changes position.
Tabzz,
Zealot, and
Ishtai leave.[1]
EU
Absolute Legendslogo std.pngALApril 23,
YoungBuck joins.
[3]
EU
LowLandLionslogo std.pngLLLMay 16,
Youngbuck leaves.
EU
Absolute Legendslogo std.pngALJune 1,
Kikis,
Veggie,
Puki style,
Celaver, and
SuperAZE join.

YoungBuck,
Malunoo,
extinkt,
Sleper, and
xinec leave.[2]
EU
Team Curselogo std.pngCEUJune 1, Team Curselogo std.pngTeam Curse Europe acquires the roster of Absolute Legendslogo std.pngAbsolute Legends.
YoungBuck,
Malunoo,
extinkt,
Sleper, and
xinec join.
[5]
EU
Team Curselogo std.pngCEUJune 12,
Angush joins.

Youngbuck leaves.[4]
EU
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSKJuly 9,
YoungBuck joins.
Kev1n (Top to Bot) changes position.[7]
EU
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSKJuly 20, Kev1n (Bot to Top) changes position.
YoungBuck leaves.[6]
EU
Eclypsia.Lunalogo std.pngECAugust 17, Eclypsia.Lunalogo std.pngEclypsia.Luna is formed.
YoungBuck,
Tabzz,
Lyumi,
Lounet, and Praec (Manager) join.
[9]
EU
Eclypsia.Lunalogo std.pngECAugust 30, Eclypsia.Lunalogo std.pngEclypsia.Luna is disbanded.
YoungBuck,
Tabzz,
Lyumi,
Lounet, and Praec (Manager) leave.[8]
EU
IWantCookielogo std.pngIWCOctober 22,
YoungBuck joins.
[10]
EU
IWantCookielogo std.pngIWCNovember 21,
YoungBuck,
ShookL2,
Shushei,
HosaN, and
Muvert leave.
EU
Dragonbornlogo std.pngDBNovember 21,
YoungBuck,
ShookL2,
Shushei,
HosaN, and
Muvert join.
EU
Dragonbornlogo std.pngDBDecember 7,
YoungBuck and
ShookL2 leave.[11]
EU
Mousesportlogo std.pngMOUZDecember 31,
YoungBuck,
enVision,
Warhunter, and
Kujaa join.

Prothana rejoins.

Gliukoze,
760,
Moopz,
VandeRnoob, and
SuperAZE leave.[12]
EU
Mousesportlogo std.pngMOUZMarch (approx.),
Play int its ok joins.
Bambino (Top to Jungle) changes position.
Gazek moves to substitute.
YoungBuck leaves.
EU
Logo std.pngESPOMarch 19,
YoungBuck,
extinkt, and
Unlimited join.
EU
Logo std.pngSAMUMarch 29, Logo std.pngEsport4Life renames to Logo std.pngSamurai in Jeans.
EU
Logo std.pngSAMUMay 12, Logo std.pngSamurai in Jeans is disbanded.
YoungBuck,
Kottenx,
extinkt,
Freeze, and
Unlimited leave.[13]
EU
PrideFClogo std.pngPFCMay 26,
YoungBuck,
Shook v2,
cowTard,
Rekkles, and
Unlimited join.
[15]
EU
PrideFClogo std.pngPFCJune 14, PrideFClogo std.pngPrideFC transfers its roster to CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves.
YoungBuck,
Shook v2,
cowTard,
Rekkles, and
Unlimited leave.[14]
EU
CHWLogo std.pngCWJune 14, CHWLogo std.pngCopenhagen Wolves acquires the roster of PrideFClogo std.pngPrideFC.
YoungBuck,
Shook v2,
cowTard, and
Unlimited join.

Rekkles is loaned from Fnatic.
[14]
EU
CHWLogo std.pngCWJune 24,
YoungBuck moves to substitute.[24]
EU
CHWLogo std.pngCWJuly 27,
YoungBuck leaves.[16]
NA
Enemylogo std.pngNMEAugust 6, YoungBuck (Head Coach) joins.[18]
NA
Enemylogo std.pngNMEDecember 30, YoungBuck (Head Coach) leaves.[17]
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2December 30,
Trick,
Emperor, and YoungBuck (Head Coach) join.
Kikis (Jungle to Top) changes position.[20]
EU
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2November 2, YoungBuck (Head Coach) leaves.[19]
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNCJanuary 4, Kayys (Head Analyst) and YoungBuck (Team Director) join. Garki (Team Manager) rejoins.[22]
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNCDecember 10, Youngbuck (Team Director to Head Coach)'s position is changed in the GCD.[25]
Bwipo's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2021. Youngbuck (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2019.[26]
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNCJanuary 3, Mephisto (Assistant Coach), Careion (Team Director), Gegemont (Head Analyst), and Jeremias Knehr (Assistant Team Manager) join. YoungBuck (Team Director to Head Coach)'s position changing is confirmed.[27]
EU
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNCNovember 12, Youngbuck (Head Coach) leaves.[21]
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngXLNovember 14, YoungBuck (Head Coach) joins. DLim (Head Coach) and Bonquish (Strategic Coach) leave.[23]
EU
Excel Esportslogo std.pngXLNovember 21, Youngbuck (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2021.[28]

Biography[edit]

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.

Season 1[edit]

YoungBuck's first competitive team was LowLandLions, joining the team at the end of the season.

Season 2[edit]

With LowLandLions, YoungBuck won Alienware Arena Europe: Winter, along with a number of smaller tournaments. Mid-way through the season, he decided to leave the team, joining Absolute Legends.

YoungBuck enjoyed success with his new team, winning many of the tournaments they participated in. This included 4Players.de All or Nothing 2, the monthly finals of 4Players.de Play4Fame 2012 April, the Scandic Games League, 4Players.de All or Nothing 3, and CDiscount Cup 3. The roster's impressive showings resulted in them being picked up by Team Curse Europe.

After a 4th place finish at Reign of Gaming International Invitational with the new organization, YoungBuck left the team. He joined SK Gaming just a month later, but left soon after.

YoungBuck then joined Eclypsia.Luna, with whom he finished in 4th place at Campus Gaming Party: Berlin, before the team disbanded.

He then joined the roster of IWantCookie, where he played alongside Shook. YoungBuck competed with the team at Tales of the Lane, but could not make it out of the group stage. A month later, the team's roster was acquired by DragonBorns. Now with their new organization, the team played in the SCAN Invitational, winning the tournament without losing a game. However, just two weeks later, YoungBuck left the team along with Shook. Both joined mousesports soon after.

Season 3[edit]

After leaving mousesports, YoungBuck joined Esport4Life. Also on the team at this time were Freeze and Unlimited. The team changed name to Samurai in Jeans and enjoyed success in multiple Go4LoLs before finishing 2nd in the SoloMid EU Invitational 3, losing to MeetYourMakers in the final of the tournament. This was followed by a 3rd place finish at the LCS Season 3 Go4LoL Summer Promotion Qualifier, meaning they would have a chance to qualify for the LCS later on in the season.

A 1st place finish at the SoloMid EU Invitational 4 led the team into the LCS Europe Season 3 Summer Promotion in good form. Despite this, after beating Anexis eSports in the challenger round, Samurai in Jeans were unable to beat Copenhagen Wolves in their promotion matchup.

YoungBuck left the team after this, joining PrideFC. However, they played in and won the International Invitational Tournament under the banner of Samurai in Jeans.

The team's roster was then picked up by Copenhagen Wolves, apart from Rekkles, who officially returned to Fnatic but played as a stand-in for the team.

YoungBuck and the team competed in DreamHack Summer 2013, taking first place in their maiden tournament with a 2-1 victory over Dark Passage. The Copenhagen Wolves also finished first at Gfinity London 2013, defeating Eternity Gaming 2-0. After failing to qualify for the Season 4 Spring Promotion Tournament via the Season 4 LCS Spring Promotion Qualifier, they secured their place in the Promotion Tournament after taking 1st place at the Gamescom Qualifier. The team then managed to finish in 2nd place at DreamHack Bucharest.

He and the team also competed in the International Invitational Tournament 2, which Copenhagen Wolves managed to win, beating Team Dignitas UK in the final. This followed this up with another tournament win, this time at ASUS RoG Paris Games Week 2013. With the team's roster on a hot streak, they went on to win the EUW Challenger Series Week 14 Cup and the amateur tournament at IEM Season VIII - Cologne, beating Ninjas in Pyjamas in the final.

2014 Season[edit]

YoungBuck and the team carried their form into the next season, winning every game in the group stage in the LCS Spring Promotion, and going on to beat MeetYourMakers in their promotion matchup. This meant that the team would be playing in the Spring Split. The split was not a huge success for the team, however a 6th place finish meant that the team had a spot in the Spring Playoffs.

The playoffs were not successful for YoungBuck and the Copenhagen Wolves, going out in the quarterfinals to Alliance. This meant that they would have to fight for their LCS status in the Summer Promotion. YoungBuck helped the team to a win in their promotion matchup against Denial eSports.Europe.

This meant that the team would play in the Summer Split. The split was a struggle for the team, who did not make it out of the bottom 3 in the standings table at all over the split - Copenhagen Wolves ended up finishing last, in 8th place. This meant that they would have to play in the Spring Promotion to fight for the team's LCS status. YoungBuck and the team managed to win their promotion match-up, beating H2k-Gaming.

2015 Season[edit]

Ready for the start of the season, YoungBuck joined the ranked 5's ladder team Unlucky Rejects, composed of the former Copenhagen Wolves roster with Freeze in place of Woolite. The team qualified for the Expansion Tournament, but on November 18, Copenhagen Wolves announced that they were re-signing the Unlucky Rejects roster.[29]

YoungBuck participated in the Spring Split with the Copenhagen Wolves, and his contribution helped the team to a 6th place finish in the regular season, securing them a place in the Spring Playoffs. YoungBuck and the team lost to H2k-Gaming in the playoff quarterfinals, meaning they would collect 10 Championship Points for the split.

He also participated with the Copenhagen Wolves in the Summer Split, but stepped down from the team's starting roster before the start of the sixth week of the split following a leak of internal conversations about the organization.

YoungBuck joined Enemy as Head Coach just a month later.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.
  • Played a lot of
    Corki
    early in his career, reaching the Top 100
  • Mained
    Shen
    for two years.
  • 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.
  • Always wanted to stay in a role that involves directly interacting with team members, after retirement.
  • Finished Season 1 with an Elo rating near the 1500s. Then ascended through the ranks in Season 2, playing a lot of
    Corki
    and
    Renekton
    .

Tournament Results[edit]

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

Minimum place

YoungBuck Tournament Results
DatePlEventLast ResultRoster
2020-08-097 LEC 2020 Summer
8 - 10Blanklogo std.pngRR
Excel Esportslogo std.pngXL Kryze,  Caedrel,  Special,  Patrik,  Tore,  YoungBuck,  Mapache
2020-03-287 LEC 2020 Spring
7 - 11Blanklogo std.pngRR
Excel Esportslogo std.pngXL Expect,  Caedrel,  Mickey,  Patrik,  Tore,  YoungBuck,  Mapache
2020-01-121 Neosurf Cup 2020
3 : 2Misfits Gaminglogo std.pngMSF
Excel Esportslogo std.pngXL Send0o,  Expect,  Taxer,  Caedrel,  Mickey,  Special,  Patrik,  Deadly,  Tore,  kaSing,  YoungBuck
2019-10-265 - 8 Worlds 2019
1 : 3FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.pngFPX
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Bwipo,  Broxah,  Nemesis,  Rekkles,  Hylissang,  Youngbuck
2019-09-151 LEC 2019 Regional Finals
3 : 0Splycelogo std.pngSPY
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Bwipo,  Broxah,  Nemesis,  Rekkles,  Hylissang,  Youngbuck
2019-09-082 LEC 2019 Summer Playoffs
2 : 3G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Bwipo,  Broxah,  Nemesis,  Rekkles,  Hylissang,  Youngbuck
2019-08-172 LEC 2019 Summer
14 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Bwipo,  Broxah,  Nemesis,  MagiFelix,  Rekkles,  Hylissang,  Youngbuck
2019-06-291 Rift Rivals 2019 NA-EU
3 : 1LoL Championship Serieslogo std.pngLCS
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Bwipo,  Dan,  Broxah,  Nemesis,  Rekkles,  Hylissang,  YoungBuck
2019-04-133 LEC 2019 Spring Playoffs
1 : 3Origenlogo std.pngOG
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Bwipo,  Broxah,  Nemesis,  Rekkles,  Hylissang,  YoungBuck
2019-03-163 LEC 2019 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC Bwipo,  Broxah,  Nemesis,  Rekkles,  Hylissang,  YoungBuck

Media[edit]

  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Post-Match Interviews

DateTournamentMatchLink
2020-01-31LEC 2020 Spring
MAD Lionslogo std.pngMAD
vs
Excel Esportslogo std.pngXL
Link
2019-07-20LEC 2019 Summer
SK Gaminglogo std.pngSK
vs
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
Link
2019-06-21LEC 2019 Summer
G2 Esportslogo std.pngG2
vs
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
Link
2019-02-22LEC 2019 Spring
Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC
vs
Origenlogo std.pngOG
Link

Images[edit]

Redirects

The following pages redirect here:

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 New line-up for LLL.LoL lowlandlions.com
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A new beginning for AL.eu absolutelegends.net
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Absolute Legends Welcomes YoungBuck! absolutelegends.net
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Curse.EU Welcomes Back Angush as Top Lane reignofgaming.net
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Absolute Legends EU becomes Curse EU reignofgaming.net
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 YoungBuck Facebook Statement facebook.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 SK.LoL transforms its line-up sk-gaming.com
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 EC‡LUNA DISSOLVED eclypsia.com
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 EC‡LUNA REVEALED eclypsia.com
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 YoungBuck's Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 DragonBorns' Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 League of Legends reformation for 2013 mousesports.com
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 YoungBuck's Facebook Post facebook.com
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Copenhagen Wolves' Facebook Post facebook.com
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Youngbuck & Rekkles In PrideFC cadred.org
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 YoungBuck's Tweet twitter.com
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Youngbuck Joins as League Head Coach enemy.gg
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Joey 'YoungBuck' Steltenpool open to new opportunities g2esports.com
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 G2 agrees terms with Emperor & Trick g2esports.com
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Fnatic's Tweet twitter.com
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Fnatic LoL Completes EULCS Staff Lineup fnatic.com
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Excel Welcomes Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool excelesports.com
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 YoungBuck's TwitLonger twitlonger.com
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-12-09; after change - EU - 2018-12-10
  26. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2018-12-07; after change - EU - 2018-12-10
  27. LOL | YoungBuck Introduces the New Management Team fnatic.com
  28. GCD Archive Pages: before change - EU - 2019-11-18; after change - EU - 2019-11-21
  29. CW re-signs League of Legends team cphwolves.gg