LCS veteran Goldenglue becomes 100 Thieves Academy head coach

The journeyed midlaner has transitioned into coaching

Veteran League of Legends players are dropping like flies in the LCS offseason, and now we’ve got one more to add to the list. Experienced midlaner Greyson ‘Goldenglue’ Gilmer has announced his retirement from competitive League of Legends to move into coaching – and he’s already found his first gig.

Goldenglue, who has represented around a dozen North American teams in his career including Evil Geniuses, Golden Guardians, Cloud9, and Team Liquid, will take on the role as head coach for 100 Thieves’ LCS Academy roster for the 2021 season. While he reminisced fondly on his playing career in a TwitLonger, Goldenglue admits he’s been “thinking about transitioning into a coach for a while” in 100 Thieves’ announcement video.

The LCS veteran also believes that, despite retiring at just 24, he can “bring more to the table to win as a coach rather than [as] a player.”

Goldenglue joins another stalwart of the LCS, Søren ‘Bjergsen’ Bjerg, in calling time on competing to become a coach. The Dane has shifted from TSM’s mid lane to its new head coach for the 2021 season.

Arguably the most notable and shocking retirement of the offseason though has been Yiliang ‘Doublelift’ Peng’s, who like Bjergsen also ended his career at TSM.

The decorated AD carry revealed earlier this week that he retired due to the messiness of TSM’s transfer negotiations for Worlds finalist Hu ‘SwordArt’ Shuo-Chieh, who joined as the team’s new support days after Doublelift hung up his boots.

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