Excel hire new head of performance as they celebrate their fifth birthday

UK-based esports organisation Excel Esports, who take part in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), have appointed Fabian Broich as their head of performance for the 2020 season.

Fabian comes from a mixed traditional sports and esports background, boasting an M.Sc. in Psychology in Sport and Exercise, as well as time working as a sports psychologist with both professional football players and top flight European League of Legends rosters.

Excel believes that Fabian’s breadth in experience will help them take ‘bold steps’ in the evolution of esports player development and consequently spur the growth of British esports talent with it.

This off-season, Fabian will be developing a new performance strategy for Excel, with pre-season training taking place at Excel’s London-based HQ ahead of the 2020 LEC season.

Fabian Broich said: “I am excited to create a new holistic, professional performance environment at Excel. We all want to work together as an organisation, on solidifying a great long term vision for the team.”

 

“I look forwards to finding unique ways to improve performance, well-being and creating the best possible environment for development.”
Fabian Broich, Excel Esports

 

Excel will hope that their recent new appointments, including the likes of Fabian and new Excel head coach YoungBuck, will help them have a more successful third season in the LEC, after two disappointing attempts so far.

Grant Rousseau, head of operations at Excel, added: “By bringing Fabian onboard, we hope this shows the League of Legends community how much of a commitment we are making at Excel, to the holistic development of
our players. We want them to grow not only as professional League of Legends players, but also as athletes and as people. I can’t wait to start working with Fabian.”

Kieran Holmes-Darby, CEO of Excel Esports, commented: “At Excel, we’ve always wanted to be bold and break new ground in the esports industry. Moving forwards we’re looking to bring more and more innovative individuals into Excel like Fabian, in the hope that we can revolutionise the way things are done, whilst never losing sight of our roots in the UK.”

 

Excel turn five years old

The news comes as Excel Esports celebrate their fifth anniversary.

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