League of Legends News and Updates: Team SoloMid Parts Ways With Coach Weldon Green as Transition Continues
Professional "League of Legends" group Team SoloMid (TSM) is undergoing rapid change after facing elimination in the 2016 World Championship. The team's rapid changes have brought various reactions, but the latest development may have shocked a good number of TSM faithful.
The team announced on its website that the team has decided to part ways with eSports coach and sports psychologist Weldon Green. The piece was aptly titled, "Thank You Weldon", and it explained the rationale behind the NA juggernaut's decision to cut ties with the coach.
"We found that working with him in short periods of time proved to be more effective and will instead continue to consult and work with him for bootcamps," the statement said. The team wished Green all the best for his future endeavours.
Esports Edition connects the comments Green made after the recently concluded Worlds to his exit from the team. Weldon said that Korean teams are making things difficult for Western teams to arrange scrims, and the teams that do engage in scrims disclose information about those teams to benefit fellow Korean teams.
TSM was quick to douse any budding fire that could hurt their chances of securing scrimmages: "Team SoloMid as an organization has always valued our bootcamps leading up to worlds in Korea, and we have always been extremely grateful to the top Korean teams that choose to scrim with us. These scrims have traditionally been some of the best practice our team gets in the competitive season, and we always learn a great deal during these bootcamps."
This is the latest in a series of interesting pieces made about the team. Yahoo Sports publishes the partnership live-streaming giant Twitch made to Team SoloMid and fellow eSports organization Cloud9. The other big news struck TSM fans early in November: DPS Carry player Doublelift announced that he will be taking a break from competitive play for the spring split. However, he plans to return and fight for his spot in the summer.
It will be interesting to see how TSM will look like when preseason ends and teams start duking it out once more. All the NA LoL fans can hope for is for NA's team to emerge from this debacle stronger than ever before.