JD Gaming signs former Suning head coach Chashao

He helped Suning reach the finals of Worlds this year.

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JD Gaming has acquired Shih “Chashao” Yi-Hao, the former head coach of Suning, to lead its League of Legends team in the upcoming 2021 season.

Chashao has a lot of experience as a head coach and his previous teams improved drastically under his command. Flash Wolves and Suning, two of the most remarkable teams he’s coached, both showed a coordinated display of skill and were capable of turning a poor season around.

Chashao began his professional League career in 2012 as a commentator. In 2013, he decided to start coaching as well and began his journey briefly on Taipei Assassins before moving over to Flash Wolves. At the end of 2016, he left the team and disappeared from the scene for a couple of years. He then signed with Suning in 2019, where he stayed for three splits and helped the team drastically improve during the 2020 season.

JD Gaming had a remarkable year, but that wasn’t enough to help them claim the World Championship trophy. They were shut down during the quarterfinals by Chashao’s former team in a one-sided best-of-five series.

With all players signed through 2021, JD Gaming is banking on Chashao being the missing piece that can help the squad succeed next year.

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