Louis “Sméagol” Green, a League of Legends coach/manager with experience in the UK esports scene, has landed a new role in Russia.
He’ll be moving out there in three weeks’ time to join Team Just, who currently play in the League of Legends Continental League (LCL).
Sméagol will be with Team Just for the majority of the Spring Split as an in-house assistant manager/coach. He may also stay during the playoffs too, unless the Wind and Rain (WAR) UK team – who he’s also working with – makes the ESL Premiership finals.
Sméagol built former UK esports organisation Last Remedy with Grant “Grievance” Rousseau a while back. They made it to the ESL Premiership finals under new branding and Grievance went on to work with orgs such as CLG and Splyce.
“My plans are just to get as much experience as possible over the next year and hopefully look for something in LCS for 2019.”
Louis “Sméagol” Green, Team Just
He has also worked with Choke Gaming, whom he attended a few LANs with, and flew to Berlin to help set up the Splyce gaming house.
Sméagol told Esports News UK: “I decided to go to the LCL because I think the production there is higher than the majority of national leagues. Being given the opportunity to work with these players and to live in such a nice gaming house, I couldn’t really turn it down.
“My plans are just to get as much experience as possible over the next year and hopefully look for something in LCS for 2019. However if I enjoy my time in Russia, nothing’s really stopping me from staying there for another split or two.”
On LCL and how it compares to other leagues, Sméagol said: “I think there is some talent within LCL, but comparing it to LCS/TCL and the amount of Korean duos that have been imported, I think they are both a level above LCL.
“Even comparing LCL to certain national leagues. There is a lot of talent within national leagues (Hatrixx, Dan and MagiFelix just to name a few) who should have been picked up for a higher level of play.”
On Wind and Rain, he added: “I genuinely believe our roster has the strongest players in majority of the roles. Especially in jungle and support.”
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