League of Legends – Big Changes for LNG Esports & Cloud9

Max Waldo, who served as Cloud9’s former head coach during the last 2 seasons, officially left the team after making a name for himself in the North American League of Legends arena.

Meanwhile ,one of the most skilled League of Legends players has started a new chapter of his competitive journey in 2023 after spending six amazing years with Edward Gaming.

The lengthy relationship Lee #Scout Ye-chan had with EDG since joining in 2016 has come to an end with his official membership of LNG Esports. Scout has only played for three teams in his career thus far; in the start of his career, he was a trainee for SK Telecom T1.

LNG Esports Getting Serious

The 24-year-old talent will be on the roster with another Korean superstar Lee #Tarzan Seung-yong as they both prepare for another season in the LPL. As they concentrate on winning the playoffs and achieving new heights at international competitions, this intriguing mid-jungle combination must mentor the younger, less experienced members of their squad.

Scout is a strong mid lane leader that has a ton of experience thanks to his several playoff appearances, attendance at the Mid-Season Invitational, and participation in the World Championship. His greatest accomplishment was taking home the Summoner’s Cup in 2021 and earning MVP honors for his contributions.

The eventual champions, DRX, knocked EDG from the Worlds last year. According to League stats aggregator Oracle’s Elixir, Scout still managed to deal the third-highest average damage to champions during the tournament’s main stage while also racking up the fourth-most kills in his position. He is one of the most adaptable players in the league thanks to his extensive champion pool, which includes 13 champions over the duration of the Summer Split.

However, if Scout wants to succeed with this new squad, he will need to step up his game. For a deep run in the 2023 LPL Spring Split playoffs, LNG might be a sleeper selection if he and Tarzan can develop the appropriate level of chemistry early in the new year.

Cloud9 Situation

The 23-year-old coach, who leaves behind a brief but unforgettable legacy with C9 that culminated with the team’s first LCS Summer Split triumph since 2013, will pursue content creation as his next career route. Although his road to becoming head coach was rocky, the club ultimately obtained the success they were searching for.

Waldo said on social media that his decision to depart was all his. “I had an amazing two years working with C9, and I wish them the best.” I very recently decided to join, which is why their most recent team announcement mentioned me.

Waldo joined C9 as a strategic coach at the end of 2020, and along with Mithy and Reignover, two former players who later became coaches, helped the club win the league championship by finishing the 2021 Spring Split at the top of the standings. At the Mid-Season Invitational that year, they struggled to a quick exit but eventually defeated Team Liquid in the finals.

By the beginning of 2022, Nick #LS De Cesare, the team’s newest head coach, was in charge, with Waldo serving as his deputy. However, controversy arose when the 29-year-old streamer was abruptly terminated by the club because the staff was unable to “come to terms and see eye-to-eye” in regards to the processes in place for the League division. This occurred roughly a month into the year.

In order to lead the new roster that C9 had put together in the previous offseason, Waldo was given the opportunity for promotion to head coach this past February. The revamped C9 finally won a Summer Split trophy despite their lack of success in the Spring Split, making them the region’s top seed at the World Championship.

But Mithy took Waldo’s place as head coach this offseason. With the exception of a mid lane roster change, C9’s team hasn’t changed much from 2022, and they’re hoping to expand on their successful summer.

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