Former Riot Games caster Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels will be the head coach of Schalke 04’s League of Legends team, the organization announced Tuesday.
“As my first official act for Schalke, I am very happy to have signed Mitch ‘Krepo’ Voorspoels as our League of Legends head coach,” said Hans Christian Dürr, Schalke’s new head of esports, in a news release. “Mitch will lead the charge in creating our 2018 roster as well as take care of player development. Additionally he will serve in an advisory role to the FC Schalke 04 Esports content team, putting his broadcasting experience to use. Together with Mitch, we are also looking to hire a strong League of Legends strategic coach who will represent the team on stage.”
Krepo is a retired League of Legends pro player who became a caster in 2015. He left casting permanently earlier this month in the wake of nude photos of him being leaked on the internet without his consent in May. He stepped down in the middle of the Mid-Season Invitational and later said during the second day of the European League of Legends Championship Series summer split he would take a hiatus from casting.
During his time away from casting, Krepo worked with Splyce and G2 Esports behind the scenes and now will inherit the coaching duties of Schalke 04, which re-qualified for the EU LCS after being relegated last year.