UK-based esports organisation Fnatic have announced their EU LCS management team for the 2018 spring split.
Dutch former pro player Joey “YoungBuck” has joined as the LoL division’s team director, after departing from G2. He will take care of operations from Fnatic’s Berlin office and be a part of the roster’s coaching team.
In addition to this, Jack “Kayys” Kayser has become head analyst and former Fnatic Academy manager Michael “Garki” has joined as team manager.
“This season Fnatic has put extra effort into creating a truly comprehensive coaching and management staff, fitting for a team with high aspirations.”
Dylan Falco, Fnatic
The news comes after Fnatic confirmed their player roster: Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, Mads “Broxah”Brock-Pedersen, Rasmus “Caps” Winther and Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov.
Dylan Falco said: “After working with Fnatic for the 2017 summer split and World Championship, I’m excited to continue into the 2018 season.
“This season Fnatic has put extra effort into creating a truly comprehensive coaching and management staff, fitting for a team with high aspirations. Working with Joey and Michael has already been a great experience and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish in 2018.”
Michael “Garki” Bolze added: “‘I am super happy to be back with Fnatic! Also, I’m very excited to be working with Joey and Dylan. Both are very experienced and very fun people to have around. I believe our coaching/management staff, in addition to our roster, is really stacked this year and we are confident that Fnatic will take back the throne in Europe.”
News source: Fnatic website
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