YoungBuck

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YoungBuck
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Background Information
Name: Joey Steltenpool
Country of Birth: Netherlands Netherlands
Birthday: July 28, 1991 (1991-07-28) (age 27)
Residency: News Label - Europe.png Europe
Competitive
Team: Fnatic
Role: Manager
Previous Roles: Coach, Top
Favorite champions: RenektonSquare.png VladimirSquare.png ShenSquare.png 
Soloqueue IDs: cGo YoungBuck, LLL YoungBuck, Crs YoungBuck, SK YoungBuck, EC YoungBuck, NGG YoungBuck, DB YoungBuck, mouz YoungBuck, CW YoungBuck
Social Media and Links
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Team History
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Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
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Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
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Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
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Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
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Aug 2012 - Aug 2012
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Sep 2012 - Nov 2012
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Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
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Dec 2012 - Mar 2013
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Mar 2013 - May 2013
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May 2013 - Jun 2013
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Jun 2013 - Jul 2015
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Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
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Dec 2015 - Nov 2017
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Jan 2018 - Present
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Joey "YoungBuck" Steltenpool is the Team Director for Fnatic.

Biography

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

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

Season 2

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

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

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

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.[1]

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

  • 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 RenektonSquare.png Renekton, which he used to climb to Solo Queue's Top 5 in Season 2.
  • Played a lot of CorkiSquare.png Corki early in his career, reaching the Top 100
  • Mained ShenSquare.png 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 CorkiSquare.png Corki and RenektonSquare.png Renekton.

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.
Tournament Results
DatePlaceEventLast ResultTeamRoster
2017-11-04A99 - 11WCS logo small.png 2017 World Championship3 - 3Blanklogo std.png RRG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
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 Expect,
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 Trick,
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 Perkz,
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 Zven,
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 mithy,
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 YoungBuck
2017-09-03A11EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Summer Playoffs3 : 0Misfits Gaminglogo std.png MSFG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Expect,
Junglerole icon.png
 Trick,
Midrole icon.png
 Perkz,
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 Zven,
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 mithy,
Coachrole icon.png
 YoungBuck
2017-08-13A22EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Summer8 - 5Blanklogo std.png RRG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Send0o,
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 Expect,
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 Loulex,
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 Trick,
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 Blanc,
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 Perkz,
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 Zven,
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 mithy,
Coachrole icon.png
 YoungBuck
2017-07-07A22RR B logo small.png Rift Rivals 2017 NA-EU1 - 5Blanklogo std.png RRG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Expect,
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 Trick,
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 Perkz,
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 Zven,
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 Mithy,
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 Youngbuck
2017-05-21A22MSI logo.png 2017 Mid-Season Invitational1 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKTG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Expect,
Junglerole icon.png
 Trick,
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 Perkz,
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 Zven,
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 mithy,
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 YoungBuck
2017-04-23A11EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Spring Playoffs3 : 1Unicorns Of Lovelogo std.png UOLG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Expect,
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 Trick,
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 Perkz,
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 Zven,
Supportrole icon.png
 mithy,
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 YoungBuck
2017-04-02A11EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2017 Spring12 - 1Blanklogo std.png RRG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Expect,
Junglerole icon.png
 Trick,
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 Perkz,
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 Zven,
Supportrole icon.png
 mithy,
Coachrole icon.png
 YoungBuck
2016-10-29B313 - 16WCS logo small.png Worlds 20161 - 5Blanklogo std.png RRG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Expect,
Junglerole icon.png
 Trick,
Midrole icon.png
 Perkz,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Zven,
Supportrole icon.png
 mithy,
Coachrole icon.png
 YoungBuck
2016-08-28A11EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2016 Summer Playoffs3 : 1Splycelogo std.png SPYG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Expect,
Junglerole icon.png
 Trick,
Midrole icon.png
 Perkz,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Zven,
Supportrole icon.png
 mithy,
Coachrole icon.png
 YoungBuck
2016-07-31A11EU LCS logo small.png EU LCS 2016 Summer10-8-0Blanklogo std.png RRG2 Esportslogo std.png G2
Toprole icon.png
 Kikis,
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 Expect,
Junglerole icon.png
 Trick,
Midrole icon.png
 Perkz,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Zven,
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 mithy,
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 YoungBuck

As a Coach

  • 2017
  • 2016
2015
Date Event Result
2016-08-28 2016 EU LCS Summer Playoffs Gold.png G2 Esports G2 Esportslogo std.png 3 : 1 Splycelogo std.png Splyce
2016-04-17 2016 EU LCS Spring Playoffs Gold.png G2 Esports G2 Esportslogo std.png 3 : 1 Origen ESPlogo std.png Origen

As a Player

  • 2013
  • 2012
2013
Date Event Result
2013-11-08 EUW Challenger Series Week 14 Cup Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 1 Avalanche eSportslogo std.png Avalanche eSports Prime
2013-11-03 ASUS Republic of Gamers - Paris Games Week 2013 Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 0 OverGaminglogo std.png OverGaming
2013-10-27 International Invitational Tournament 2 Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas UK
2013-09-15 DreamHack Bucharest 2013 Silver.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 0 : 2 H2k-Gaminglogo std.png H2k-Gaming
2013-09-12 EUW Challenger Series Week 13 Cup Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 2 Mymlogo std.png MeetYourMakers
2013-09-06 EUW Challenger Series Week 12 Cup Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 0 Reason Gaminglogo std.png Reason Gaming
2013-08-22 Gamescom 2013 Spring Promotion Qualifier Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 2 : 0 Kiedys Mialem Teamlogo std.png Kiedys Mialem Team
2013-08-12 EUW Challenger Series Week 11 Cup Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas UK
2013-08-07 EUW Challenger Series Week 10 Cup Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 1 Logo std.png Smart People
2013-07-25 EUW Challenger Series Week 9 Cup Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 0 Logo std.png Ex-Eternity
2013-07-20 LCS Season 3 Tenerife Spring Promotion Qualifier Silver.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 1 : 2 Tcmlogo std.png TCM Gaming
2013-07-14 Gfinity London 2013 Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 2 : 0 Eternity Gaminglogo std.png Eternity Gaming
2013-07-07 Go4LoL EU West #149 Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 1 : 0 Logo std.png One For One
2013-07-06 EUW Challenger Series Week 8 Cup Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 3 : 0 Milllogo std.png Millenium
2013-06-17 DreamHack Summer 2013 Gold.png Copenhagen Wolves CHWLogo std.png 2 : 1 Dark Passagelogo std.png Dark Passage
2013-06-08 International Invitational Tournament Gold.png Samurai in Jeans Logo std.png 3 : 0 Dragonbornlogo std.png DragonBorns
2013-04-25 SoloMid EU Invitational 4 Gold.png Esport4Life Logo std.png 2 : 0 AT Gaminglogo std.png AT Gaming
2013-04-18 Go4LoL EU Nordic & East Monthly Finals March 2013 Gold.png Esport4Life Logo std.png 2 : 0 Mymlogo std.png MeetYourMakers
2013-04-09 SoloMid EU Invitational 3 Silver.png Esport4Life Logo std.png 1 : 2 Mymlogo std.png MeetYourMakers
2013-04-07 Go4LoL EU West Cup #136 Gold.png Esport4Life Logo std.png 1 : 0 Logo std.png CAN I BUY YOU A DRINK
2013-03-31 Go4LoL EU Nordic & East Cup #135 Gold.png Samurai in Jeans Logo std.png 1 : 0 Mymlogo std.png MeetYourMakers

Articles

  • 2016

Interviews

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012

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