Joey “YoungBuck” Steltenpool has joined Fnatic as new League of Legends Team Director, the organization announced on Thursday.
Previously, “YoungBuck” was the head coach of rival EU LCS team G2 Esports. In this role, he helped G2 Esports win multiple EU LCS titles and a number of international events between December 2015 and November 2017.
In May 2017, he led G2 Esports to the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational, where the team finished second after SKT Telecom T1 won the final.
“I am elated to announce that I will be the Team Director for Fnatic the upcoming two seasons.Within this role I am looking to manage the League of Legends staff, bring a new vision, direction, and establish a healthy team culture with which I aim to bring Fnatic back to being the best team in the West,” YoungBuck said in Fnatic’s announcement.
Fnatic also confirmed that Dylan Falco will return as head coach. He coached the team during the 2017 Summer Split.
“This season Fnatic has put extra effort into creating a truly comprehensive coaching and management staff, fitting for a team with high aspirations. Working with Joey, and Michael has already been a great experience and I can't wait to see what we accomplish in 2018,” Dylan Falco said in Fnatic’s announcement.
After finalizing its roster with the signing of former Unicorns of Love support Zdravets “Hylissang” Galabov, Fnatic is ready for the 2018 EU LCS Spring Split, which starts on January 19, 2018, at 18:00 CET when Fnatic faces Splyce.