Kang and interim head coach Kim "Yong' Yong-Jin absorbed the responsibilities of ex-Fuel head coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins and Louis “Tikatee” Lebel-Wong. 'The roster will likely have massive adjustments, too, and players will have much to prove going forward. Best of luck in whatever comes next. If he can continue to get the most out of the players, he could help lead Dallas to a strong 2021 season. Former Paris Eternal and Element Mystic coach Yun “RUSH” Hee-won will be joining the Fuel to be the team’s new head coach as part of a transaction, the team announced Friday morning on Twitter. The team knew that heading into the offseason, Hernandez said, making the move with Vol’Jin not a shocking one. Dallas will see more changes in the coaching staff — the team could see as many as three new additions to the coaching staff currently. Enjoys good conversations, concerts, reading, night drives, movies, and laughing. I can't wait to take all I've learned this year and make 2021 my year. The move started what promises to be an active offseason for a Fuel team that went 9-11 in an underwhelming 2020 season. The Dallas Fuel announced the Overwatch League team mutually parted ways with assistant coach Kang “Vol’Jin” Min-Gyu Thursday afternoon. Copyright © 2020 The Dallas Morning News. The action reunited Fuel coach Kim “Yong” Yong-Jin and damage star Kim “DoHa” Dongha with their former coach when they were with a successful Element Mystic team in 2019. His three seasons with the Fuel Vol’Jin was part of Dallas from the start, under three different head coaches and alongside five different assistants. If he can continue to improve on heroes other than Genji, Doomfist and Junkrat, SP9RK1E could be one of the best players in the entire league and a cornerstone for a hopeful Dallas roster in 2021. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Sean started at The Dallas Morning News in 2020 and covers North Texas esports, focusing on the Dallas Fuel and Dallas Empire. He covered high school and Kansas State athletics at The Manhattan Mercury. Dallas Fuel acquire former Paris Eternal coach ‘RUSH’ as head coach The Dallas Fuel have a new leader. Chaosium Releases Asian Campaign The Children Of Fear PDF For Call Of Cthulhu, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Crosses Over With Popular Manga (And You Can Read It For Free), After A Six-Year Delay, Uppers Is Cancelled On PS4 In The West, Halo 4 PC Beta Test Invites Going Out Right Now, Sorry, Halo 5 Is Not Being Added To The Master Chief Collection, Halo 4 On PC Beta–Here's What We Know And How To Sign Up, PS5 launch game Destruction AllStars delayed to 2021, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to support cross-platform progression, Ghost Of Tsushima: Legends Raid Release Date And Requirements Confirmed. The Fuel compete in the Overwatch League (OWL) as a member of the league's Pacific West Division. The Dallas Fuel announced the release of head coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins on Monday evening. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, 'I don't wish Zeta on anyone': Storm upgraded to hurricane, takes aim at Gulf Coast, A New Website Tracks Broken McFlurry Machines, Because We've All Been Heartbroken Before. Kang was with the Fuel for three seasons, starting with the team in 2018 for OWL’s inaugural season. Complete details from the acquisition weren’t revealed in the tweet, but a source with direct information confirmed with The Dallas Morning News that this was part of a transaction with Paris. The move, effective immediately, followed a day … Han-been “Hanbin” Choi was one of the best off tanks in 2020 despite being a rookie and was an integral part of … The Fuel, which went 9-11 this season, parted ways with former head coach Aaron “Aero” Atkins, damage superstar Jang “Decay” Gui-un and assistant coach Louis “Tikatee” Lebel-Wong on Aug. 3, starting the rebuild with a month left in the season. "But expected changes are coming through with the team so it’s not exactly surprising.”. The Fuel compete in the Pacific West Division. For the assistant coaches, I just want to see retired Overwatch League players willing to continue on with a coach's salary. Thank you for working hard throughout the season despite all that happened. The Dallas Fuel announced the Overwatch League team mutually parted ways with assistant coach Kang “Vol’Jin” Min-Gyu Thursday afternoon. The Dallas Fuel continues to make changes to its Overwatch League roster, this time with a shift the coaching staff as it releases assistant coach Min-Gyu “Vol’Jin” Kang. “He had to kick it into the next gear for the latter half of the season and he did pretty well for what he was given.”. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Alongside Hanbin and Dong-ha “Doha” Kim, the sole returning Fuel player from 2020, Yeong-han “SP9RK1E” Kim brings an electric playstyle to Dallas with some of the best Genji play the league has ever seen. Dallas Fuel acquire former Paris Eternal coach ‘RUSH’ as head coach. The Dallas also added Hee-won “RUSH” Yun as their head coach following an incredibly successful 2020 stint with the Paris Eternal. The assistant coach was a cog for Dallas this season while the Fuel parted ways with its head coach, an assistant coach and best player. Hernandez added that Kang offered a nice balance alongside Kim, who was known as being a stern and serious head coach. Dallas began its offseason by not extending the contracts of any players besides DoHa, deeming it so the Fuel need at least six more players on the roster by Jan. 4, 2021. I love being considered an underdog. Kang was more light-hearted, but still focused on the task at hand. NEXT: Haksal Retires From The Overwatch League. The other half of a head coach's job is to teach the assistant coaches how to coach. Visit The Dallas Morning News at www.dallasnews.com. Thank you, Vol’Jin. Dallas Fuel is an American professional Overwatch team based in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Fuel underwent a Parisian transition on Friday, adding players Yeong-han "SP9RK1E" Kim and Choi "Hanbin" Han-bin and coach Yon "Rush" Hee-won from the Paris Eternal. Dallas Fuel Sign SP9RK1E And Hanbin, Add RUSH As Head Coach. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Today, we mutually part ways with @Dallas_Voljin. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Find more esports stories from The News here. Our data provider is having technical issues, live scoring and stats are impacted. By signing up you agree to our privacy policy, Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas. Freelance writer focusing on the esports industry with an emphasis on the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League. We are working with them to enable your sports experiences again as quickly as possible. pic.twitter.com/RMjF3FOf4Y. Watching how Harryhook got fired from the team in shame I see the Fuel are lacking this kind of leadership. The move will likely be followed by others as Dallas still has five starting roster spots, a bench and coaching staff to fill for the 2021 season. “(Kang) definitely had to do a lot because it was basically just him and Yong, so they had to deal with what they had," Fuel support player William “Crimzo” Hernandez told The Dallas Morning News in a phone interview Thursday afternoon. With three talented players and a new head coach ready to take Dallas to the next level, the Fuel have a scary core of top-tier talent hoping to bring the Dallas Fuel a championship. Envy Gaming owner and Chief Gaming Officer Mike Rufail has hinted at massive personnel changes with the Fuel after the organization’s third lackluster season despite hefty expectations. He might have been the most important pickup for the Dallas Fuel this entire offseason. These changes have already started, with the Dallas Fuel parting ways with assistant coach Min-Gyu “Vol’Jin” Kang. With the addition of RUSH as head coach alongside some of the Element Mystic squad and this is the best they franchise has looked on paper since their inception. This signing is just as important as the player pickups as RUSH is one of the best coaches in the league. Find more Fuel stories from The Dallas Morning News here. His Sigma play was inspiring and the rest of his hero pool rose above most of the competitive in the North America region. With a lot more roster spots open, it will be interesting to see what talent Dallas is able to court with a seemingly large pocketbook and enticing opportunities to play against strong, young talent. With three talented players and a new head coach ready to take Dallas to the next level, the Fuel have a scary core of top-tier talent hoping to bring the Dallas Fuel a championship. Other moves and rumors were also hinted at on Twitter, with the most common being the Fuel trying to pick up other former Element Mystic members.

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