Grant 'Grievance' Rousseau has joined UK esports organisation Excel as head of operations.
Grievance has a host of esports experience starting from the UK League of Legends scene three years ago (as co-founder of Last Remedy) to higher-tier organisations globally.
Notably, he's worked as player development coach at CLG in North America and director of esports at Splyce (and later OverActive Media Group, working with Toronto Defiant and Mad Lions as well as Splyce).
We want to welcome @GrievanceGR as our new Head of Operations.
— EXCEL (@EXCEL) August 7, 2019
Grievance said: "Extremely excited to to say that i've joined Excel. Since this path began I have always said that I wanted to find ways to grow UK esports, and now that's viable.
"Lot's of work to do on both internal ops and the performance side, but can't wait to crack on with it all!"
First week with @EXCEL finished. Been a long time coming but feels great to be in here and hitting in hard.
Big grind ahead, but for all the right reasons. Prep for off season beginning already! Looking forward to it all.
— Grant Rousseau (@GrievanceGR) August 9, 2019
Grievance first earnt a reputation in the UK scene for his 'bull in a china shop' kind of team, in his words "doing absolutely everything we can to win, no matter the cost" which included hiring players from other teams just before the roster lock.
Excel are up against Origen tonight (August 10th 2019) in the LEC following a defeat to Fnatic yesterday.