Easyhoon now returns to a former company with a new name called Weibo Gaming. He performs coaching duties and assists the magician in the duties of head coach.
The Return of Easyhoon
Last March, we learned that the Suning Holdings Group had shut down all football-related activities, which had affected all countries for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and caused significant financial problems for the group. Following the announcement, several rumors surfaced highlighting the fact that Suning Holdings Group plans to close all activities related to sport (football and volleyball) as well as sport. , Hence Suning’s LPL slot will also be put up for sale.
For a while, we believed the slot would be sold out and announced during the Summer Split, but it did not happen. However, the fact that Suning Slot was sold and we got confirmation in late November: Chinese company Weibo officially bought the slot and Suning team in LPL. Present on the Chinese scene since 2016, Suning has hosted many famous players, for example Lê “SofM” Quang Duy and Hu “SwordArt” Shuo-Chieh; With the exception of 2021, the team has recorded good results in recent years, winning the regional finals in 2020 and the final of the World Championships the same year (losing to DWG KIA in the final). Despite a good 2020 season, Sunning is a bit more complicated with a 20th / 6th place in the 2021 Spring Split and a disappointing 9th / 10th place in the Summer Split; The team was knocked out in the first round of the Summer Playoffs and also failed to qualify for the regional finals.
With regard to the composition of Weibo Gaming for the 2022 season of the LPL, many rumors spread throughout the transfer window and almost in mid-December the club management put an end to various speculations; She confirmed the presence of three former players on Suning’s 2021 team, namely Lê “SofM” Quang Duy, Xiang “Angel” Tao and Tang “huanfeng” Huan-Feng, as well as Kang “TheShy” Seung -lok and Hu Recruitment “Sword Art” Shuo- Cheeh. The SwordArt name has been mentioned several times; After the North American failure, Team Solomid’s former support seems to have returned to China and it seems to be in talks not only with Weibo Gaming, but also with LNG, Invictus Gaming and JD Gaming. If Sword Art Recruitment is confirmed, he will return to his place when the team reaches the World Finals in 2020. TheShy arrival seems to have brought some issues within the team itself. In early December, we learned that Huanfeng was angry at the Weibo gaming board. Botlaner blames club management for not respecting its commitments against players; She made it clear that she would bring together all the players who could make it to the team finals at Worlds 2020. However, the recruitment of former top planner from Invictus Gaming should come and replace Chen “Bin” J-Bin, violating the club’s promise. Following the certification of TheShy, RNG has formalized the appointment of Bin in its workforce for 2022 for its partnership.
The kickoff of Spring Split is expected in a few days, with Weibo Gaming likely to showcase a new member of its coaching staff; The Chinese team appointed Lee “Easyhoon” Ji-hoon as coach of the League of Legends; The former SK Telecom T1 midfielder, now retired, previously coached the Sunning Gaming team as an assistant coach from December 2018 to December 2019. The 29-year-old began his professional career in 2012 and has played for several major teams such as Samsung Blue and SKT, including winning the 2015 Worlds with LCK Summer Split and Faker’s alternate midlaner and under study status. In 2016, he left LCK and signed with Vici Gaming in the LPL; Three years later, he decided to end his playing career and start a new chapter in Sunning as a coach.
– KORIZON (KorizonEsports) January 6, 2022