Tom Replaces Bengi In T1’s: 5 Reasons Why He Could Lead As The ‘BEST’
In a shocking turn of events, T1, the prestigious League of Legends organization, has appointed Im “Tom” Jae-hyeon as their interim head coach, replacing the legendary Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong.
Longtime League of Legends player turned coach Bae “Bengi” Seong-woong shockingly resigned from his position at T1 on July 7 and will leave the organisation at the end of the current LCK Summer Season.
T1’s general manager Becker Jung, who thanked Bengi for a “remarkable” journey with the company as both team jungler and head coach, made the announcement through Twitter. Jung said, “His commitment, dedication, and inspiring legacy have left an indelible mark on T1.”
While Bengi’s departure leaves big shoes to fill, Tom has the potential to lead T1 to new heights. Here are five reasons why Tom could prove to be the best choice for the role:
Extensive Experience and Knowledge
Tom has a vast amount of experience to offer. He has several years of experience in the League of Legends community and has learned a lot about the nuances of the game. Tom is in a good position to guide the team successfully because of his extensive knowledge of T1’s techniques and his background as both a player and a coach.
Familiarity with T1’s System
As the interim head coach, Tom has the advantage of already being a part of T1’s coaching staff. He has worked closely with the players, familiarizing himself with their strengths, weaknesses, and playstyles. This familiarity allows for a smoother transition and ensures continuity in T1’s overall approach to the game.
Strong Leadership Skills
Tom has demonstrated strong leadership skills during his time as a coach. His ability to motivate and inspire players is crucial for fostering a positive team dynamic. By instilling a sense of discipline and unity, Tom can guide T1 towards optimal performance, both individually and as a team.
Adaptability and Flexibility
In the dynamic world of League of Legends, adaptability is key to success. Tom has showcased his adaptability by taking on different coaching roles within T1, including leading the Challenger side. This versatility indicates his ability to adjust strategies, draft picks, and playstyles to match the ever-changing competitive landscape, making him a valuable asset in T1’s pursuit of victory.
Hunger for Success
Tom’s dedication and determination to succeed make him a natural fit for T1. As a player and coach, he has shown a relentless drive to achieve greatness. This hunger for success can fuel the team’s motivation and inspire them to reach new heights. Tom’s passion for the game and his desire to uphold T1’s legacy will undoubtedly be instrumental in propelling the team forward.
Who is Im “Tom” Jae-hyeon?
In 2015, Tom stepped in as a jungler on SK Telecom T1. Despite playing in the regular season, he declined to join the Worlds 2015 squad, which reduced the pool of potential substitutes. He made the transition to coaching in 2019 with Gen.G and PSG Talon before making a comeback to T1 for the 2023 campaign.
While Bengi’s departure may have initially raised eyebrows, T1’s decision to appoint Tom as the interim head coach brings a new wave of optimism. With his experience, familiarity with the team, leadership skills, adaptability, and hunger for success, Tom has the potential to lead T1 to even greater achievements.
As T1 navigates through the challenges of the 2023 LCK Summer Split and prepares for international competitions, including the highly coveted World Championships, all eyes will be on Tom. The League of Legends community eagerly awaits his strategic prowess and ability to guide T1 to victory, hoping that he will emerge as the best leader for the organization’s continued dominance in the competitive scene.