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Excel is an esports team founded by brothers Kieran and Joel Holmes-Darby over a pint. Six years later and with an investment of eight figures behind them, Excel are competing in one of the biggest gaming leagues in the world. This series follows the multimillion-pound team at home in their state-of-the-art training facility at Twickenham stadium and abroad at the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) in Berlin, getting to know the six-figure-salary gamers who are at the heart of this team of rising young superstars.\n\nIt’s the start of pre-season training, and Kieran is looking for a fresh start after his team’s 2019 season ended badly. Excel finished bottom of the pack, coming tenth in the LEC. After signing top players from around the world, he invests in a high-performance facility in Twickenham Stadium and equips them with sports psychologists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and coaches. They will go to any lengths to make the play-offs this year. \n\nEarly cracks start to appear when a practice game goes awry and an argument breaks out amongst the players. With three days to go before the start of the season, can the team pull together in their first public appearance and show the esports world that they are contenders after all?

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