Former StarCraft coach joins Samsung Galaxy staff ahead of worlds

An ex-Starcraft 2 coach for Samsung Galaxy, Joo Young-Dal, has announced on Facebook that he has joined Samsung Galaxy’s League of Legends coaching staff. According to the post, he has officially been part of the team’s staff since August, and will help the team train for the upcoming League of Legends World Championship.

Joo had minor success after his debut in the original Starcraft: Brood War as a coach of Samsung Galaxy Khan. His biggest achievement as a coach for Samsung’s StarCraft 2 team was working with GSL 2013 Season 1 champion, Shin “RorO” No-Yeol, and champion of 2015 DreamHack Open Winter, Kang “Solar” Min-Soo.

Joo was on a brief period of absence after he entered into two years of mandatory military service and recently returned in July. He elaborated that his experience with Samsung’s League of Legends team has been smooth sailing so far and is living with the team in the gaming house.

Samsung Galaxy qualified for worlds for the first time since 2014, doing so after going through the Korean gauntlet and defeating KT Rolster in the final. Samsung finished fourth in the summer split and lost 3-0 to KT Rolster in the second round of the playoffs before regrouping and defeating the Afreeca Freecs and KT in the regional gauntlet to earn a worlds bid.

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