Excel Esports is a British esports organization that opened a League of Legends division in 2015 and competed in lower tier tournaments, including Insomnia, Forge of Champions, and ESL Premiership events.
Ahead of the 2019 LEC Spring Split, Excel was announced as one of the ten initial partners for Riot Games’ newly franchised regional league. Excel’s original LEC roster included veteran players Fabian "Exile" Schubert, Raymond "kaSing" Tsang, "Expect" Dae-han, Marc “Caedrel” Lamont, and rookie bot laner Jesper "Jeskla" Strömberg.
The team didn’t have a good start to the season, which resulted in roster changes during the opening split. Academy players Joran “Special” Scheffer and Patryk "Mystiques" Piórkowski got to perform on the main stage, albeit with no real improvement to the team’s overall results. By the end of the split, Excel had a 5-13 record and was in ninth place, far from reaching the playoffs.
A similar story unfolded in the 2019 LEC Summer Split. The roster wasn’t showing significant improvement, so Excel experimented with other players. Bringing Special and Mystiques as the trump card once again and placing Son "Mickey" Young-min as the starting mid laner halfway through the split in hopes of better chances just resulted in further inconsistency and continued underperformance.
The team wasn’t showing strength against any of the other LEC squads, and by the end of the Summer Split managed to win only four games. Excel was the last-place team in the 2019 LEC Summer Split.
For the 2020 season, Excel took on a different bot lane while keeping the rest of the team the same. Patrik “Patrik” Jírů and Tore “Tore” Eilertsen joined the team to play bot and attempt to carry Excel past its rough beginnings.