Prior to joining CLG, McDaniel served as the Assistant General Manager of Golden Guardians.
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Greg Kim, Head of CLG, spoke on the announcement: “Jonathon has had a great career in the League of Legends space, from scouting to coaching, and ultimately leading to jobs in the front office.
“I’ve always admired his work and I’m excited to have him take this next step of leading CLG’s League of Legends program back to the ultimate goal of competing for championships.”
In his previous role at the Golden Guardians, McDaniel was responsible for scouting and developing League of Legends talent.
Prior to that, he worked in a variety of roles for Cloud 9 and also collaborated with Riot Games on several league issues. This includes the LCS playoff format changes, the creation of the LCS Lock-In tournament and the amateur League of Legends talent pipeline in North America.
McDaniel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
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The new General Manager of CLG’s League of Legends team, commented: “When I started as a fan of League of Legends in 2011, there were many legacy organisations that I was able to watch grow from humble beginnings, with CLG being one of those marquee franchises.
“All these years later, I’m honoured to join CLG and my goal is to build a League of Legends programme that our fans can look forward to growing year over year and make them proud”.
Esports Insider says: With plenty of experience in scouting, developing and managing League of Legends talent, Jonathon McDaniel is a solid choice for CLG’s League squad. The team hasn’t been doing particularly well in recent years, so it’ll be interesting to see if McDaniel can help the team climb up the leaderboards again.
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Author: Henrieta Hyrliková