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Korean FPS legend "solo" joins DWG KIA as head coach

Korea's legendary Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player Kang "solo" Geun-Chul will assume the role of head coach once again, this time with DWG KIA.
Korean FPS legend "solo" joins DWG KIA as head coach

The Valorant competitive season might be over, yet the first major moves have already begun ahead of the next season, with some of the best teams from Champions Berlin heading into the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) 2022.

Previously, we had quite a surprise by the departure of KRÜ Esports' coach, Rodrigo "Onur" Dalmagro. However, recently, the Korean competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive legend Kang "solo" Geun-Chul stunned the community when he announced that he would be joining the powerful esports organisation, DWG KIA, with an extensive resume under his belt.

Solo joins DWG KIA as head coach

For those who don't know, solo is a retired Counter-Strike player who, after a brief but successful stint at NUTURN Gaming,  managed to become a semifinalist at Valorant Masters Reykjavík. After that, however, the star player changed his mouse yet again, this time, to command the Korean team DWG KIA as their new head coach.

DWG KIA signs solo
The arrival of 'solo' to DWG KIA is now official. (Picture: DWG KIA)

"The Asian Monster 'solo' Keun-Chul has joined the DWG KIA Valorant team as a Head Coach. Please give big support and interest to our new coach, who will lead the team to victory with his knowledge and experience," mentioned DWG KIA in their long-awaited reveal post on Facebook.

Solo's transition from CS:GO to the Valorant scene had quite a few ups and downs. For example, while the first half of the year saw his team dominate in Korea, they couldn't replicate these results in the face of the major events held in Berlin.

DWG KIA signs solo
Kang 'solo' Keun-Chul during his time at Masters Reykjavík with NUTURN Gaming. (Picture: Riot Games / Getty Images)

In a Twitter post on 12th November, solo said, "Without the fans, I would not have been able to come here. Really thanks to my fans and NUTURN Gaming. Now I'm going to go on the path of player to coach scheme," shortly after finishing his run at NUTURN Gaming.

Coupled with the young talent in DWG KIA and solo's immense competitive experience, it's expected that solo's signing will be pivotal in helping DWG KIA  reach new heights within the newly revealed VCT calendar next year.

So far, the champions of Worlds 2020 haven't announced any other significant changes to their roster, although it's likely this will suit the needs of their new head coach looking to create the perfect roster for the next VCT tournaments.

 

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