Mad Lions’ Danish assistant League of Legends coach Patrick ‘Pad’ Suckow-Breum (pictured, in green) has spoken about his rise from the UK scene to playing against some of the world’s best teams.
Last year, Pad was working with MnM Gaming in the UK League of Legends Championship (UKLC), and featured in this roster announcement by MnM below.
Then, after a stint with Tricked Esport in the NLC, he joined Mad Lions in the LEC late last year, working alongside British head coach James ‘Mac’ MacCormack.
Of course, Mad Lions went on to win the Spring 2021 LEC, which ‘marked the end of the dominance of G2 and Fnatic in the LEC’ Riot said.
Now, in the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational, they flew out of the group stage and currently have four wins and four losses in the rumble stage.
For Pad, it’s been a wild ride to the top. On his transition from UKLC to LEC and MSI, he told Megalodontus for Esports.com: “Honestly I don’t think I fully understand it. I’m just doing my best to make sure I am always useful for Mac, Kaas and the players.
“I don’t think I’ve realised just yet that I’m with an LEC championship team or that I’m at MSI, I’m kind of just living my dream right now and doing my best to contribute in a positive way for us to win games. It’s still mind-blowing to me.”
Pad said he still follows the UK scene today, “because I’m the kind of guy where I always remember where I came from”.
“My coaching career started in the UK scene and I’ve been in the UKLC/NLC scene for a long time so I still keep in touch with my former players like Sof, Achuu, Chemera and Mumus,” he added. “They’re all lovely lads.”
MSI is currently underway in Iceland.
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