Fomer SKT Starcraft 2 head coach to coach the Afreeca Freecs League of Legends team

MaRin injured his hand while riding a bicycle and said he's "taking solo queue slowly" while recovering.
The Afreeca Freecs top laner MaRin (Jang Gyeong-hwan) injured his hand while riding a bicycle and said he's "taking solo queue slowly" while recovering.

Choi “iloveoov” Yeon-sung, also known as the “Monster Terran” in Korea, has entered the world of League of Legends with the Afreeca Freecs.

Afreeca made the announcement through a press release on Wednesday that iloveoov will be the new head coach of it’s League of Legends team after the departure of head coach Kang Hyun-jong, writes OSEN’s Ko Yong-jun.

iloveoov made his debut in 2002 in Starcraft 1, earning his title of “monster” while he was SK Telecom’s player, until he retired due to injury concerns and turned to coach SKT’s Starcraft team, leading them into a tournament victory for the 2008-2009 season and the second place finish during the 2010-2011 season, while also leading the team into a second place finish in the 2013-14 season and tournament victory for the 2014-2015 season after he was made the head coach.

With Afreeca also entering a rebuilding phase like many other Korean organizations, they have started the process with a new command tower to lead the team like head coach Kang did.

In a phone interview with OSEN, he said that he was “greatly interested in the League of Legends league that has the attention of the whole world,” and promised to “reply to expectations with results.”

UPDATE: In a separate interview with OSEN’s Ko Yong-jun, the Afreeca Freecs said that “head coach Choi has incredible leadership and an ability in fostering talent, which makes him a perfect candidate for the rebuilding process,” and praised Choi by saying that they were “happy to enlist an old hand of the industry who also has creativity and a good work ethic.”

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