Toronto Defiant has relieved Beoumjun "Bishop" Lee of his head coaching duties effective immediately. The news was shared via the brand's Twitter on Wednesday.
Matthew “Optidox” Sims, Sungbo “Mobydik” Shim, and Dennis “Barroi” Matz will take over the coaching duties for the remainder of Stage 4.
Our coaches Matthew “Optidox” Sims, Sungbo “Mobydik” Shim, and Dennis “Barroi” Matz will take over coaching responsibilities for the remainder of the season. Head Coach Beoumjun "Bishop" Lee has been relieved of duties, effective immediately. We thank him for his contributions.— Toronto Defiant (@TorontoDefiant) August 8, 2019
The Toronto Defiant have had a slow start to Stage 4 with a 1-3 record and an abysmal 0-7 record in Stage 3. The team had a strong start to the 2019 year with a 5-2 record in Stage 1, but was never able to recapture that play style for the rest of the year.
Bishop was the coach of the London Spitfire in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League and helped the team take the trophy, but he was quickly removed after the season ended. It was a strange move then, but this one seems to have actual merit if you base it on the team's record.
The Toronto Defiant will play their next match against the Florida Mayhem on Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. PT.
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