The Chengdu Hunters Chengdu Hunters OWL Rank #9 have shaken up their coaching staff, parting ways with co-head coaches Ray and Chen and assistant coach Garry . To replace them, RUI will return to the team as head coach.
Ray was with the Hunters since their 2019 debut as an assistant coach before being promoted to co-head coach, while Chen was signed onto the team in late July. Garry was previously a flex support for the team and transitioned over to a coaching role before the 2020 season.
The Hunters have shaken up their coaching staff after their 2020 season run ended. Image credit: Ben Pursell for Blizzard Entertainment.
RUI returns to the team and professional Overwatch after he parted ways with them last November due to health issues. He coached the team during the 2019 season and was a coach for Team China in that year’s World Cup before he stepped down from his coaching career.
Prior to coaching the Hunters, RUI was a coach of Miraculous Youngster, China's most dominant team before the Overwatch League. He later joined the Shanghai Dragons and was promoted to head coach during a midseason coach change, but stepped down midway through the season because of health issues at that time, as well. He joined the Hunters half a year later and hadn't been on another team since last stepping away for health issues.
The Hunters were eliminated in the play-ins of the Asian playoffs this month. The franchise also ended their partnership with Royal Never Give Up, who operated the team since their inception.
- 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)
- Wang "RUI" Xingrui (王星睿) (Head Coach)