Fnatic had a wonderful year in League of Legends. While their appearance in the finals at Worlds 2018 was the talking point in League of Legends, the team did have other achievements to their name. This included their victory at EU LCS Summer 2018 as well as the Rift Rivals 2018: NA vs EU. Much of the team’s success can be attributed to the addition of Joey “Youngbuck” Steltenpool. Youngbuck who has experience being on Team G2 proved to be the right amount of experience that Fnatic needed coming into Worlds 2018. He worked alongside strategic coach Dylan Falco to help Fnatic achieve their success in 2018.
Coming into 2019, it should not be a big surprise to see him resigned for the upcoming year. This is not his first time holding the reins at Fnatic and we expect him to work wonders with the team.
The Six-Star General has moved back to Head Coach of our League of Legends team.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) January 3, 2019
Youngbuck – The Six star General
The Fnatic tweet refers to Youngbuckj as the six-star general. This is possibly a reference to his six LCS titles during his time on Fnatic.
The first decision to make, of course, was to decide on who was to become responsible for on-stage drafts and therefore become our head coach for the year. Considering that I have personally always had a love for drafting even since my days as a player – as well as coming into the year knowing the majority of the players of this year’s line-up on an in-game level – we thought it made a lot of sense to move myself into the Head Coach position, a position I held before I joined Fnatic.
Fnatic announces ‘Mephisto’ as their assistant coach
With YoungBuck moving to the Head coach position, Fnatic has announced the addition of Mephisto as their assistant coach.
I’m so fired up to join Fnatic, a legendary organisation, and to become the right hand of Europe’s Six Star General. It’s almost dreamlike for me, but my goals for the team and each individual are very real. Let’s figure out how good we can be, and let’s get it done. We are #crowningkings.