Korean powerhouse T1 has made drastic modifications to its teaching employees forward of the week 6 of the 2021 LCK Summer season Break up.
Efficient instantly, T1 has terminated the contracts of head coach Yang “Daeny” Dae-in and coach Lee “Zefa” Jae-min. This was introduced just a few hours earlier than T1 will enter the sixth week of the LCK by going through off towards KT Rolster. The 2 coaches will depart the roster after a really shaky season, which leaves T1 with none official head coach in the interim.
T1 10-man roster mission didn’t work out
Thus far this season, T1 has been very totally different in comparison with earlier years. A giant a part of the rationale for that is the teaching employees, as former DAMWON Gaming coaches of Daeny and Zefa have tried to take the group in a very new path.
The brand new coaches created a 10-man roster going into the 2021 season with the purpose of getting extra selection within the potential beginning roster relying on the opponent. Whereas this mannequin appeared thrilling on paper, it by no means set to work in follow. In the course of the spring break up, T1 always noticed modifications to the beginning roster which in the end resulted in shaky performances. T1 ended the break up in fourth place, which is not at all near the unique purpose of reclaiming the LCK throne.
For the summer time break up, T1 has moved away from the 10-man roster thought and as a substitute performed with the identical core of 5 gamers that performed in the latest playoffs. Whereas this has seemingly given some extra stability in scrims and on stage, T1 continues to battle. Whereas the gamers themselves haven’t been taking part in on the highest particular person degree, the most important downside for T1 has been coordination and group preventing. It appears that evidently a number of that falls again onto the teaching employees, which is now being closely swapped out.
T1 is at present sitting at a 5-5 document in fifth place, which isn’t adequate to go for the trophy and a spot on the 2021 World Championship.
May LS step in as the brand new T1 coach?
With coach Daeny and Zefa departing, the query stays who will step in and fill their footwear. It’s nonetheless utterly unknown what T1’s plan is shifting ahead, however the group has already began to invest.
Some of the widespread speculations falls on T1 streamer and content material creator Nick “LS” Cesare, who has beforehand been in talks with T1 for a coaching spot. Within the offseason earlier than this yr, LS thought of being a coach at T1 however in the end selected to maintain doing his work as a content material creator below the T1 banner. It’s attainable that this stays the precedence for LS, however there’ll seemingly nonetheless be new hypothesis till the substitute coaches are introduced by T1.
One other concept is that T1 mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok will take over and act as a taking part in coach. This might imply that Faker would begin to take much more accountability for the group and the way it performs. Faker has previously been very skeptical about the best way Daeny and Zefa wished to construct the group, so now could be an opportunity for the legend to indicate what he has from a training standpoint.