It’s solely been a few weeks since League of Legends followers watched DRX hoist the Summoner’s Cup after one among the most enjoyable miracle runs in World Championship historical past. But even after such a historic title, the team’s head coach is struggling to find a new team for 2023.
DRX’s head coach Kim “Ssong” Sang-soo confirmed his contract with the team expired after the final collection of Worlds 2022, and he hasn’t secured a new group but. The 33-year-old veteran was a key member of the team and helped outdraft his opponents to give his gamers a higher likelihood at victory.
“I have confidence to win Worlds again in 2023 with any team if they are desperate to win,” Ssong mentioned on social media. “The new meta in 2023 will require creative but strong draft, which all the players and coaches should discuss and prepare.”
The skilled coach mentioned that he couldn’t safe a new team in time due to how lengthy the team had to stay in North America for Worlds. While he and DRX battled for a championship, the remainder of the groups in Korea discovered their new coaches from the many teamless leaders on the free company market.
He even regarded for new roles with a lowered wage in the hopes of securing a team for subsequent yr, however due to “unfortunate circumstances,” the varied talks he had with some organizations broke down.
Ssong spent loads of time working for a number of main esports groups like the ROX Tigers, Immortals, TSM, and CLG earlier than touchdown with DRX this previous yr. Although the team didn’t take dwelling an LCK trophy, they rapidly grew to become a Cinderella story that constructed up a big fanbase over the course of Worlds.