Team Liquid announced Monday former LCS commentator Joshua "Jatt" Leesman as its new League of Legends coach.
"From the desk to the stage - please welcome our new coach," Team Liquid said in the announcement tweet. Jatt joins Team Liquid as its new head coach. Former head coach Jang "Cain" Nu-ri moves to a Strategic Coach position alongside Chris "Croissant" Sun as the team's new Assistant Coach.
Team Liquid Announces Jatt as League of Legends Coach
"It is actually something that feels somewhat natural even if it's a big change. I've spent so long analyzing why things are happening. I have my own opinions of what I think is best, but I think I'm pretty strong at understanding where players are coming from," Jatt said in the announcement video.
Jatt was a professional player in 2011 for Rock Solid and Team Dignitas before transitioning to a job at Riot Games. He was first a game analyst before moving to the desk as a color commentator. He left the casting desk in 2019 to join Riot Games' balance team before re-joining the desk in the LCS.
Jatt takes the reigns of a Team Liquid team that failed to make the Spring playoffs after winning four consecutive LCS splits. It was the first time a reigning LCS champion failed to make the following playoffs.
Team Liquid also made a change in the bottom lane after Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng re-joined TSM. Edward "Tactical" Ra, who saw playtime last split, will be the team's starting AD carry moving forward.