T1’s new general manager, Choi ‘Polt’ Seong-hun, has unveiled the organisation’s “world-class” League of Legends coaching lineup for the 2021 season. Yang ‘Daeny’ Dae-in and Lee ‘Zefa’ Jae-min join just weeks after guiding DAMWON Gaming to its first Worlds title. Daeny takes on the role of head coach, while Zefa joins as main coach.
The pair are currently in quarantine following their Worlds win, though they’ll make their official introductions soon enough. T1’s “living legend” Bae ‘Benji’ Seong-woong – who won three world titles with the organisation in 2013, 2015, and 2016 – is now the head coach of the academy roster, where he will “foster the next generation of pros.”
Polt, who made a name for himself as a pro StarCraft 2 player, will oversee all of T1’s League of Legends operations and act as the primary channel for communication. He aims to use his experiences as a professional player to help take amateur players to the top.
Polt says that his top priorities include offering players the best possible training environment and making internal improvements to performance, “based on feedback from all.” He ends the video announcement by saying: ” As many of you know, T1 has the best players and coaches from the world. I plan on uniting us towards one goal: to win Worlds.”
Introducing 2021 T1 League of Legends #T1WIN pic.twitter.com/EkE6VCv1Gb
— T1 LoL (@T1LoL) November 13, 2020
Recently, a number of T1 fans have made it known that they aren’t best pleased with the company following its failure to qualify for LoL Worlds 2020. T1 staff and players have been harassed and sent death threats, leading CEO Joe Marsh to take legal action against those responsible. A truck displaying an angry message and even some funeral wreaths also turned up at T1’s headquarters.