Effective immediately, Xiuqing “Dokkaebi” Wu will be stepping down as co-coach of the Chengdu Hunters. We wish him the best of luck in future! pic.twitter.com/bgElt0IF3E— Chengdu Hunters (@ChengduHunters) July 27, 2020
After rigorous trials and consultation, we are pleased to announce that Chen "Chen" Murong will be joining the Chengdu Hunters as Co-Head Coach.— Chengdu Hunters (@ChengduHunters) July 27, 2020
Chen will be with the team at least until the end of the season, when we will review our coaching staff.#LetsGoHunt #OWL2020 pic.twitter.com/pezag8o85E
Dokkaebi officially joined the Hunters coaching staff in January, joining Ray, one of the team's coaches from their inaugural season.
Chen joins the team after previously coaching a number of Chinese teams, commentating in both the Chinese Overwatch League broadcast and Contenders China, and owning team Laboratory. He has worked with Chinese Overwatch teams since 2016.
The change comes amidst a disappointing season for the Chengdu Hunters. The team struggled to find success in the Overwatch League's tight seven-team APAC division and the Hunters started the season just 4-14. However, in recent weeks the team has found some momentum and have won their last three matches to find themselves with a 7-14 overall record.
The Hunters' winning streak has occurred over the last two weeks, in which the league has played with a hero pool. The next two weeks will be without hero pools and it will be up to Chen and the team's other coaches to keep their momentum going.
He has time to adjust to his new team. The Hunters do not play this upcoming week and will next appear in the Countdown Cup.
- Yi "Jinmu" Hu (易虎) (DPS)
- Lo "Baconjack" Tzu-heng (罗子恒) (DPS)
- Huang "Leave" Xin (黄馨) (DPS)
- Ma "Lateyoung" Tianbin (马添彬) (Off-tank)
- Luo "Elsa" Wenjie (罗文杰) (Off-tank)
- Ding "Ameng" Menghan (丁蒙涵) (Tank)
- Chen "ATing" Shao-Hua (Tank)
- Kong "Kyo" Chunting (孔春亭) (Flex Support)
- He "Molly" Chengzhi (何诚智) (Flex Support)
- Li "Yveltal" Xianyao (李先曜) (Support)
- Chen "Lengsa" Jingyi (陈婧逸) (Support)
The coaching staff is: