Possibly the worst kept secret in UK League of Legends is finally out of the bag.
Grant “ Rousseau, the League of Legends coach formerly of UK orgs Last Remedy and Bulldog Esports, has joined CLG in North America.
We caught wind of the news earlier this month and now it’s been confirmed in a post by CLG.
Grant has been appointed player development coach for the team, who are currently participating in the North American LCS spring split 2017.
He replaces Mike Schwartz, who has moved over to coach CLG’s CSGO team.
“I’m extremely grateful to be given the opportunity by CLG to work with such a well known team. I know that through our hard work and passion, we can take this team even further than last year.”
Grant “Grievance” Rousseau, CLG
“After two months of searching, we believe that Grievance is the right person with the skills, attitude, and experience to help guide our League of Legends team to another championship title,” CLG said in a statement.
Grievance added: “I’m extremely grateful to be given the opportunity by CLG to work with such a well known team. I know that through our hard work and passion, we can take this team even further than last year.
“I’ve gone through the structured plans I hope to put in place starting this week. I want to do a lot of one-on-one work, where I go through [the players’] aspirations and goals – find out what makes them tick as a person and push that further.”
In recent weeks, Grievance has been working with the CLG Black team to get to grips with the organisation.
During his time in the UK LoL scene, Grievance helped build a decent roster for Last Remedy, before leaving over a dispute with coach Jamie “Tundra” Duthie and joining Bulldog Esports.
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