Today, Team SoloMid announced the hiring of Tony ‘Zikzlol’ Gray who will replace Kim ‘SSONG’ Sang-Soo as TSM’s new League of Legends head coach. Zikz becomes the fourth head coach in TSM history.
From the announcement:
We’re extremely excited to announce today that Tony ‘Zikzlol’ Gray has signed on to join TSM’s League of Legends lineup as our newest head coach!
Zikz is joining us after a long tenure on CLG, during which he witnessed many of the biggest events in North American LCS history. He has overseen rosters with star players and rookies, and played part in some of the region’s most memorable victories (both domestic and international). His many years in the LCS has proven an extremely deep strategic understanding of League of Legends, and we’re extremely fortunate to have someone with such an extensive resume on board! We hope our fans are excited about this, and with for all of you to join us in welcoming him to the team!”
Before TSM, Zikz was the head coach at Counter-Logic Gaming for the previous three seasons and lead CLG to the North American Regional Finals in 2017. However, things seemed to go south for CLG when talented and popular support player Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black left the team, signing with 100Thieves.