T1 doesn’t sleep about possible changes in the squad League of Legends team, even though they won the 2023 World Cup less than three days ago. On November 21st, the organization announced the return of legendary trainer kkOma.
As a result, T1 had to make some changes to its coaching squad. Sky and Roach left the squad while Tom moved from interim head coach to coach. according to Leaguepedia. kkOma has once again taken over the position of head coach of the legendary team.
KkOma needs no introduction to the competition league fans. The Korean coach gained popularity by leading Faker and SKT T1 to three World Championships in 2013, 2015 and 2016. Thanks to his great success during these times, the 37-year-old made a name for himself as probably the greatest coach of all time to touch the game. He remained with SKT until the end of 2019. Afterwards, kkOma moved to Chinese Vici Gaming, although the team turned out to be a flop. They did not qualify for the playoffs once during the 2020 season, which prompted kkOma to return to South Korea where he joined DWG KIA after they won Worlds 2020. In 2021, they reached both the Mid-Season Invitational and Worlds Finals, where they fell to Chinese Royal Never Give Up and EDwards Gaming, respectively.
The 37-year-old remained at DK as sports director in 2022 before taking a break in 2023. Now he is back in competition league under the banner of T1.
While T1 has already changed its coaching squad, many fans are hoping that their squad will remain the same and not disband after winning the 2023 World Cup. Zeus, Gumayusi and Keria’s contracts ended on November 20 and it will be up to the players and the organization to negotiate new terms if both parties intend to stay together.