Irish esports organisation Nuclear Storm Gaming (NSG) have brought on board former Winterfox LCS coach Tristan “ElderPeko” Young.
The coach first started out in the Irish community back in 2014 and has now returned to help grow the local League of Legends scene there.
He’s worked with the likes of pro players such as Pobelter, Altec and others.
NSG director Stuart McAllister told Esports News UK: “The reason why we brought Tristan in is because we’ve finally found a serious LoL roster within Ireland. I’ve worked hard after our last event in Dublin to keep the core of the team there.
“If we can get through to the ESL Prem we would be the first Irish roster to be there – and that would be massive for the community.”
Stuart McAllister, NSG
“We’ve been able to keep our top-laner (Default) and our bottom lane (Museums and Tricked Guy). We are working off a monthly basis for now, although this is the team I feel can really make things happen.
“At this level of esports personal stuff can take over for the players which could change things very quickly, so for now it’s monthly-based.
“Right now we’ve signed up for UK Masters, and once ESL Premiership qualifiers are announced we will be signing up for those. This is obviously where Tristan will be a big advantage.
“I’m almost 100% sure that if we can get through to the ESL Prem we would be the first Irish roster to be there – and that would be massive for the community.”
NSG’s League of Legends roster is as follows:
- Top – Default
- Jungle – Goose
- Mid – Trevis
- ADC – Museums
- Support – Tricked Guy
- Coach – ElderPeko
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.