BearClaw Gaming acquire Locomotive for the coaching position
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After signing a full 5-man roster, BearClaw Gaming has successfully acquired a coach. Yoo “Locomotive” Jung-sun has been appointed for the coaching position of the brand new South Korean Valorant team. Locomotive has previously held the coaching position on the T1 Korea Valorant roster before the team was disbanded.
The South Korean team is now fully complete and ready to battle it out in the South Korea and Asia regions. BearClaw Gaming acquiring Locomotive, is another move capitalizing on the Korean teams of T1 and Cloud9, both of which had to be disbanded due to a rule enforced by Riot Games that organizations cannot have more than one Valorant roster. An exception applies when the second roster is an all-female roster. This led to T1’s Choi “10X” Jin-woo, Kim “Harry” Han-kyu, and now Locomotive, coming in from the former T1 Korea roster to BearClaw Gaming. Meanwhile, Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul found home at BearClaw after being part of the Cloud9 Korea roster.
Vision Strikers is to South Korea what G2 Esports was once for Europe. The team has been absolutely dominating each event that they have attended, including First Strike South Korea. Vision Strikers are currently at ten first place finishes streak. T1 Korea almost broke their streak at A.W EXTRME MASTERS ASIA Invitational back in October, after bringing the best-of-five all the way, yet failing to close it out in the very end following an epic comeback the South Korean giants. Cloud9 Korea followed at Clan Battle Act2 #3, losing in the final 2:1 to Vision Strikers.
The BearClaw Gaming roster, now with coach Locomotive at the steer, may be Valorant South Korea’s best bet on ending the unfathomable streak being maintained by Vision Strikers.