After 3 years in North America, former CLG coach SSONG has actually returned to Korea as DRX’s brand-new interim head coach for the 2021 competitive League of Legends season.

The 31-year old has coached for several big-name LCS groups, including TSM, Immortals, Echo Fox, and CLG. His time in NA was unfortunately not as successful as he would have hoped it to be, though.

Over seven professional seasons, SSONG wasn’t able to capture a single LCS championship, even though he was coming off of some quite impressive stints as an assistant coach with the ROX Tigers in 2016. Much of his rosters were fairly strong too, having actually worked with players like Xmithie, Bjergsen, Zven, and Mithy.

His last year in NA was his worst to date, with CLG completing in last location throughout the 2020 Spring Split, and ninth location in the summertime. The year before, he also failed to lead Echo Fox out of a last place surface throughout the 2019 Summer season Split– that roster did have multiple synergy concerns that prevented them from prospering.

On the other hand, SSONG will be changing DRX’s previous head coach cvMax, who was just recently banned from competitive League for 5 months by the South Korean Esports Fairness Committee. He was prohibited after the committee examined whether any attack or violent language was directed towards some players throughout cvMax’s time on Griffin in 2019.

DRX revamped their lineup this previous offseason, losing multiple key members like super star mid laner Chovy, experienced AD bring Deft, budding star assistance Keria, and 20-year old leading laner Doran. SSONG will assist the brand-new members into their brand-new functions next year.