Dave Scotford - Team Owner
Dave Scotford is Team Norse Thunder's owner and the social enterprise director and his role sees him focusing on the long-term development of the team while also managing the day-to-day operations. Though his role is now more business-focused than it used to be, he still finds time to play Hearthstone and Pokemon TCG as often as possible, and streams occasionally on the team's Twitch channel.
Dave is a lover of all things trading card games and started out with Pokemon TCG way back in 1998. Since then, he dove headfirst into the world of Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone, and went on to achieve a world number one ranking in the Exodus TCG in the run-up to the 2018 World Championships - an event he ultimately finished 11th at. Away from Team Norse Thunder, Dave is a qualified Pokemon TCG Judge and runs the Pokemon community at his local game store - Phoenix Games in Stourbridge.
Phoebe Belfield - Community Ops Lead
While Phoebe is also on the Team Norse Thunder player roster as a competitive Hearthstone player, she has been working behind the scenes for a number of years. Phoebe's role sees her right across everything going on in the team's world - from growing our community of players to making sure they have everything they need to get set up for success.
As a player, Phoebe has developed an incredible record of hitting top ten finishes in every Pokemon TCG event she has ever played in, notching up wins along the way, and is also a competitive-level Hearthstone player on the path to Legend rank status. Away from Team Norse Thunder, Phoebe is a final year Youth and Community Work student at Newman University and is building her own start-up business, Roll Dice Roll, making handmade gaming accessories.
Bram Deppenbroek - Hearthstone Coach
Bram has an impressive track record as a Hearthstone player, earning a runners-up finish at the ESG Grand Finals and a top 8 finish at the Dutch Nationals along the way. He has also won a glut of community-level tournaments on platforms like Battlefy too.
Having previously reached top 500 Legends status as a player, his role with Team Norse Thunder is his first as a coach. 2021 will see Bram working hands-on with the team's Hearthstone roster and helping to grow the division as Team Norse Thunder takes step towards higher-level competition.
Eric Enlow - Head LoL Coach
Eric is a rising star in the League of Legends coaching world and joined Team Norse Thunder to help launch the team's esports program in early 2020. He now looks after the team's WildRift roster and is set on leading them into higher levels of competition.
Eric has previously coached at NerdRage, a semi-professional League of Legends team on the path to pro-level play, and also Red Maelstrom, an American-based hobby team. Meanwhile, as a player, Eric has more than eight years of experience as he played on a number of different event circuits. Eric is also a member of the National Association of Coaches.