UK esports organisation Excel Esports have brought Fortnite superstar Jaden ‘Wolfiez’ Ashman on board.
This marks the org’s commitment to a second esports title, joining its existing League of Legends roster.
At just 16 years old, Wolfiez holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person in esports history to win $1m at a single event (the 2019 Fortnite World Cup) and is the highest earner in UK esports history.
Wolfiez joins Excel with a growing list of victories under his belt, as well as top place finishes in both the Squads edition of the Fortnite Champion Series and Fortnite World Cup Duos where he took home $1m.
With Excel Esports, Wolfiez will continue to participate in Fortnite tournaments while representing the organisation across his channels.
Excel Esports’ main focus has of course been in League of Legends. The organisation is one of the founding partners in the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and a participant in the new Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC).
Excel said the Wolfiez signing marks a ‘momentous occasion’ for them.
“As an organisation, we have been carefully exploring expansion opportunities for a while and when we first met Wolfiez it just seemed like such a natural fit,” said Kieran Holmes-Darby, co-founder and chief gaming officer at Excel.
“Fortnite is one of the most-watched esports in the world and has seen immense growth over the last few years. Everyone at Excel Esports is really excited to get involved and work together with Wolfiez to show everyone the best of what British esports has to offer.”
Wolfiez added: “I’m really excited to be joining Excel Esports as their first-ever Fortnite player. I spoke to lots of different teams and really liked how Excel was doing things and thought they were the perfect fit.
“2019 was such a massive year for me and I know with Excel’s support this year can be even bigger and better.”
Yesterday, Excel’s League of Legends academy team, BT Excel, pulled off a miracle run to reach the EU Masters quarter finals.
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.