Although the 2019 competitive season rosters in both the NA LCS and LEC are almost full, there are still a few players and coaches here and there trickling in. Misfits Gaming signed a very high profile coach today, Lee “PoohManDu” Jeong-hyeon, to go along with its already extremely noteworthy roster.
Many old school League of Legends fans may remember PoohManDu from the year SK Telecom T1’s star mid laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok made his debut in 2013. PoohManDu was SKT’s starting support that year, and he played alongside the historical roster to win the 2013 World Championship. Since then, however, he’s spent most of his professional career as a coach, even coaching SKT for two separate one-year stints in 2016 and 2018.
PoohManDu has joined Misfits for the 2019 season as the team’s assistant coach. The organization has already locked in its starting roster, too, with top laner Paul “sOAZ” Boyer, jungler Nubar “Maxlore” Sarvin, mid laner Fabian “Febiven” Diepstraten, bot laner Stephen “Hans Sama” Liv, and support Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeo, who is also from the LCK. On paper, this is one of the more impressive rosters of the new LEC, and PoohManDu just adds to the pedigree.
This is the first time PoohManDu has ventured into a western region, despite coaching or playing for three other teams outside of his time on SKT. Some of his former teammates, including Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin and Jung “Impact” Eon-yeong, have been playing in the NA LCS for a few years, however.
The 2019 LEC debut season kicks off this January.