Team Liquid make official rmN as new Dota 2 coach
rmN is a known name in the competitive Dota 2 scene, where he left his biggest mark representing such teams as PENTA eSports, Natus Vincere and Elements Pro Gaming. The German pro plays the support position, and is well-known for his excellent play on Io.
rmN does have some history with the former International champions. rmN attended the first edition of The International in 2011 with GosuGamers, playing alongside Team Liquid’s current team captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takohasomi.
rmN’s stint with Team Liquid started at the MegaFon Winter Clash as a replacement for long-time coach Lee “Heen” Sung Gon. Liquid’s performance at the event was dominating as they managed to win the tournament without dropping a single game.
After the remarkable form Liquid showed at MegaFon, rmN was brought to the team on a trial basis. Team Liquid’s next tournament, the Chongqing Major, saw Liquid return to the inconsistent form that haunted them through much of the 2018 season. This was in part attributable to the absence of star mid laner Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi.
Despite competing with substitute Chinese player Chu "shadow" Zeyu, Team Liquid managed to dominate the major’s group stage. Liquid’s fortunes quickly turned as they were knocked out of the upper bracket by Team Secret and eventually eliminated from the lower bracket by Fnatic.
This will be rmN’s first spell as a coach in the competitive scene. Despite his inexperience in the role, his background as a former team captain coupled with his years of in-game knowledge could be a significant boon to a Team Liquid squad that has struggled to return to its peak form.
Visual Stories around the web
Febby coaching debut at DreamLeague Season 13 off to shaky start
Fnatic prepares for new DPC season with a new Dota 2 roster
Fnatic Abed hits 10K MMR, setting record in new Dota 2 rankings
OG drops Pajkatt after just two months of play
OG, NiP earn spots at Bucharest Minor
Torte De Lini brings end to popular Dota 2 hero build guides
WESG confirms Chinese government ban of Dota player Kuku
EG, PSG.LGD, Liquid among DreamLeague major qualifiers
The New Bloom event comes to Dota 2
TNC captain ninjaboogie departs team following poor results
Diving into stats from the Chongqing Major
Dota 2 player count surpasses PUBG after new patch
Auto Chess threatens to take over the Dota 2 world
Na'Vi earns first major spot after parting with Dendi
Dendi, Tigers flop in open qualifiers to DreamLeague Major
Dota 2 team kicked from Major qualifiers during finals
Kuku returns to TNC following racism controversy
Creep gold and movement speed change in Dota patch
Mid star Maybe takes leave from PSG.LGD