Team Liquid announced on Thursday, 13th November that Remco "remkoe" den Boer would be joining their Rocket League team as coach.
The former World Champion proves a good fit for Team Liquid as he resides in the Netherlands where the organisation is based. He joins a team that is currently in a state of renewel with Italian Francesco "kuxir97" Cinquemani recently made way for the signing Denmark's Aldin "Ronaky" Hodzic.
Remkoe is a well-loved name in the Rocket League community, he won his first and only RLCS Championship back in Season 3 with Northern Gaming alongside David "Deevo" Morrow and Pierre "Turbopolsa" Silfver.
He would go on to turn out for some of the esport's biggest teams including EnVyUs, We Dem Girlz, and TSM - the last esport organisation he played for. Remkoe announced his retirement from playing in April 2020 after admitting he was “struggling with the skill level”.
Thanks for the memories ❤️— remkoe (@remkoe) April 12, 2020
This will be his first time coaching a professional Rocket League and he wants to help his country's premier esport organisation reach a "title like [he] did in 2017”.
Team Liquid is looking to turn things around after a rough start in the revamped RLCS X.
In the Fall Split they finished 14th in the EU Region (29th Globally) with 150 total points, not even making the first EU Major which took place at the end of October.
That major was won by Team BDS after they defeated Renault Vitality in the grand finals, both of which now have a 1000-point lead over Team Liquid.
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Team Liquid will hope that their new look side will fare better in the Winter Split which started on the 12th November and will run until the 17th January. Top prize is $100,000 and winning the major would all but guarantee you a place in the end-of-season World Championship.