Alastair Fan Appointed LoL Head Coach

Alastair Fan at Team Norse Thunder

Team Norse Thunder has appointed Alastair Fan as Head Coach of its newly-created EU-based League of Legends roster, with an Assistant Coach set to be named in due course. 

Alastair’s appointment means he becomes the first Head Coach to join Thunder’s esports program since Max Ward left back in February. Since then, Thunder has created a second roster to sit alongside the original British-based team, and a player reshuffle has seen new members come on board to fill open positions. 

Alastair - known as Algorim in game - is a former Korean Super Server player having peaked at a top 15 ranking on the open server in 2020. 2021 saw him working as coach for the first time with a Taiwanese high-school roster before moving to Team Norse Thunder later that year.

At Team Norse Thunder, Alastair was both an assistant coach on the team’s League of Legends program and also the lead of the now paused WildRift program. Now appointed as the team’s Head Coach, he will combine playing with coaching, but the long-term plan will see him stepping back from playing and focusing on coaching. 

Commenting on his new role, Alastair said: “It’s exciting to be part of the roster. The roster consists of amazing players who have a strong dedication to improve as they fight alongside and support each other. The future of this roster is interesting and I’m excited to see how far we can go in upcoming tournaments and Clash events too!” 

Meanwhile, Team Norse Thunder’s Dave Scotford said: “There has been a lot of work going into our programs over the last few weeks and months and we’re really pleased with where they are now. Having Alastair on board properly is brilliant for the organisation. 

“His playing record speaks for itself and having someone with that level of knowledge and experience can only be a plus for the players. They’re a brilliant group and with Alastair at the helm, I’m really excited to see how they get on in their time together.”