EX-C9 IGL Shinobi to coach Global Esports for VCT: APAC Last Chance Qualifier
Shinobi is not here to stay.
Looking for an international analyst/coach for our team @GlobalEsportsIn for the Apac LCQ— Bhavin Kotwani (@GE_HellrangeR) September 17, 2021
Our team recently Qualified for the event starting from 11th to 17th Oct
Need someone who can help us prepare for the LCQ.
Any coaches/potential leads please dm
Any retweets appreciated
Meanwhile, due to COVID-19 guidelines, the event that was scheduled to be a LAN has been moved Online. Global Esports has been hard at work preparing for this tournament; in fact, because it is online, they have established up a temporary Bootcamp in Thailand to address ping difficulties. Along with the new Bootcamp, the Indian esports organisation was looking for a new international coach/analyst, and the news first surfaced when the team's In-Game Leader (IGL) Bhavin "HellrangeR" Kotwani sent out a Tweet.
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However, the last night's Livestream from the roster's star player Ganesh "SkRossi" Gangadhar has confirmed that the organization's hunt has finally finished and it is none other than the ex-C9 IGL, Josh "Shinobi" Abastado. He also adds that there would be no formal announcement because he will not be a full-time coach and will be accompanying GE solely for this project (APAC LCQ).
Shinobi played for C9 in the second half of 2020, his time with C9 Blue saw the team capture numerous second and third placings but the stint eventually ended after C9 Blue failed to quality for Riot Games' First Strike tournament.
With Shinobi and Global Esports joining forces, it will be fascinating to see what they will bring with them while coming to the APAC LCQ.