While the coronavirus outbreak retains athletes off the pitch, some professional rugby gamers have determined to indicate off a few of their indoor expertise. A workforce assembled by Leicester Tigers loosehead prop Ellis Genge took on the Excel Esports workforce in Summoner’s Rift and got here away victorious.
As our sister web site The Loadout reports, Genge threw down the League gauntlet on Twitter, a problem that was willingly accepted by Excel Esports. Genge pulled collectively a workforce of fellow professional rugby gamers: Bedford Blues’ Oskar Hirskyj, fellow Tiger Jordan Olowofela, Teimana Harrison from the Northampton Saints, and Cloucester Rugby’s Jamal Ford-Robinson.
Genge is a little bit of a LoL ringer, because it seems: the Bristol native ranked in Platinum IV final season as a Shaco important, and he says he’s been enjoying LoL on and off for years. He’s additionally a fan of Excel, and the Loadout notes that he even stops by workforce headquarters when he’s coaching in Twickenham.
It was Excel’s flip to get some coaching, nevertheless: Genge and his workforce of ruggers swept Excel 2-0, embarrassing the shocked Excel workers.
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An spectacular win for the rugby boys – and should you assume that’s good, contemplate the truth that Genge made it to plat four lacking many of the tendons in a number of of his fingers.
Excel dealt with the loss with class, providing the ruggers a heartfelt GG (and a digital fistbump) on Twitter.