EXCEL ESPORTS, the leading British competitive gaming culture brand, is pleased to confirm its full League of Legends rosters for the 2021 season.

For 2021, EXCEL will yet again compete across both the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC) as it sets to have its most successful year to date. Both teams will be supported by world-class support staff which includes Head Coaches Joey 'YoungBuck' Steltenpool and Simon “Swiffer” Papamarkos as well as Head of Performance Fabian Broich. 

 

EXCEL ESPORTS 

Top Laner - Felix “Kryze” Hellström

Kryze became EXCEL ESPORTS’ Top Laner for the 2020 Summer Split after an impressive stint in the Prime League with Unicorns of Love. A player to watch ever since his debut in the academy scene, Kryze has previously played for G2 Heretics, Hybrid Esports and FALKN.  

Jungler - Daniel "Dan" Hockley 

Dan joined EXCEL ESPORTS for the 2021 season from Fnatic Rising where alongside his teammates, he took home several trophies including the NLC Summer Split and UKLC Summer Split. During his time at Fnatic, he took to the international stage at Rift Rivals in 2019 against some of the biggest teams in North America. He is the Jungler for EXCEL ESPORTS.

Mid Laner - Paweł "Czekolad" Szczepanik

Before joining EXCEL ESPORTS as it’s Mid Laner, Czekolad made waves on the academy scene after an impressive performance on AGO ROGUE, where he was one of the most coveted players in the 2020 offseason. Czekolad was part of AGO ROGUE’s dominant 2020 season which saw a number one spot at Ulteraliga Spring, a second-place finish in Ulteraliga Summer and a win at the EU Masters. 

ADC - Patrik "Patrik" Jírů

Patrik is the ADC for EXCEL ESPORTS. Joining for the 2020 season, Patrik proved the ultimate carry as EXCEL had its most successful split to date. He made his debut in LCS in 2018 and previously played for H2K and Origen. Patrik starts his 2nd year for EXCEL after being voted the best ADC of the 2020 Summer Split. 

Support - Tore "Tore" Eilertsen

Tore is the Support for EXCEL ESPORTS with 2021 marking his second year in the team. Tore has been a competitive force since his debut and has played for the likes of FC Schalke 04, ROCCAT and Splyce where he made an appearance at the 2019 World Championship.

 

BTXL 

Top Laner - Andrei "Orome" Popa 

Orome joined BTXL from MAD Lions where his team finished 3rd and 4th in the Spring and Summer Splits. Orome, who is the Top Laner for BTXL, also participated at the coveted 2020 World Championship. 

Jungler - Mark "Markoon" van Woensel  

Markoon is the Jungler for BTXL. Known as a rookie to watch with some impressive performances in the SuperLiga (SLO) with G2 Arctic he now makes his move to go one step further as he joins EXCEL for the 2021 NLC season. 

Mid Laner - Jørgen "Hatrixx" Elgåen 

Hatrixx joined BTXL from MAD Lions Madrid where he was one to watch in the academy scene for many years and also previously played on both Movistar Riders and Tempo Storm. He is the Mid Laner for BTXL. 

ADC - Matthew "Deadly" Smith  

Deadly is the ADC for BTXL. During the 2020 season, Deadly helped the team to a 14-0 undefeated regular Summer UKLC Season and a vice-champions title in the Spring. Before joining BTXL, Deadly was part of Vodafone Giants who had a dominant 2019 season with top place finishes in the SuperLiga, Ibertain Cup and EU Masters. 

Support - Henk "Advienne" Reijenga 

Advienne joins BTXL as its Support. He made his competitive debut on BIG in the Prime League where he showed promising talent. After pausing his degree in Law, Advienne chose to go all-in on his passion for competitive gaming by grinding the soloq ladder and gaining the attention of EXCEL.