Team Staff

Core Leadership Team

Team Norse Thunder Leadership Staff

Dave Scotford (Team Director): Dave founded Team Norse Thunder in 2016 and his role sees him lead day-to-day operations while also focusing on building long-term plans to drive the organisation forward. Away from Thunder, he is a Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham City University and teaches on the Esports Management Degree program. 

Phoebe Belfield (Venue Manager): Phoebe runs Team Norse Thunder’s venue and looks after everything from event planning to making sure everything’s in place for play sessions. Outside of her work with Thunder, she runs Roll Dice Roll, a game accessory business. 

Karys Belfield (Support Staff): Karys originally joined the team as a player on the Pokemon TCG program, then later moved to Pokemon Unite, and she still represents the team. She also works to support operations across the esports side of Team Norse Thunder. 

Company Advisory Board 

Team Norse Thunder Advisory Board

Sean Hooley (Advisory Board Member): Sean is currently the Acting Course Leader for Esports Management at Birmingham City University and has previously worked in the Further Education sector as the Primary Esports Tutor at Chesterfield College. Sean also works as an advisor with Hado Esports. 

Cameron Vanloo (Advisory Board Member): Cameron is the Course Director for Esports at Staffordshire University and covers both the Staffordshire and London campuses. He has previously also taught at the University of Northampton. 

Morgan West (Advisory Board Member): Morgan is the Managing Director at West & Sterling, a digital marketing agency based in London and also CEO at Qeta, a financial technology company. 

Caleb Wilmoth (Advisory Board Member): Caleb is a digital marketing specialist who works for Surf, a data-focused marketing company that works with some of the world’s biggest brands. He also works for Unified as an Events Contractor supporting in-person and virtual esports tournaments. 

Clarice Rose Bishop (Advisory Board Member): Clarice has a range of experience across the esports space, specifically in broadcast and production. She studied Television Production Technology at Nottingham Trent University having also studied at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. 

Esports Team Management

Team Norse Thunder Esports Staff

Ryan Northcott (League of Legends Manager): Ryan - known as Xepher in-game - joined as a player in 2020 and was contracted to the team’s first EU-based League of Legends roster. He went on to represent the organisation in multiple Clash events and an MXL split which resulted in a 4th place finish in Division 3. His new role sees him leading one of the team's League of Legends rosters.

Joosua Koivula (League of Legends Head Coach): Known as Praes, he started coaching in 2020 when he joined a Prime League Division 4 team before he moved to coach the academy and main rosters at Arctic Kings Green. While at AKG he lead the team as they won a league championship in the LCFI. The success lead him to join NLC Division 4 side XAL Esports where he guided them to promotion.