Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi to Join Sandbox Gaming as First Western League of Legends Head Coach in the LCK
Great news for LCK fans! Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi has received approval for his travel visa to South Korea. The 24-year-old will become Sandbox Gaming’s head coach, making him the first Western coach in the region.
Although he won’t be able to join the team for their next game against Afreeca Freecs, he will be with them for the rest of the season. This announcement comes after YamatoCannon shared on Twitter last month that he was leaving Europe to coach in the LCK.
Before the 2020 Spring Split, YamatoCannon couldn’t secure a coaching role for the upcoming season. As a result, he joined the LEC broadcast team as an analyst. His articulate breakdowns of team compositions and strategies were well-received by LEC fans.
Initially, due to the coronavirus, YamatoCannon had to coach Sandbox remotely. However, he is now able to travel to the organization’s headquarters and work with the team directly.
YamatoCannon gained significant recognition for his work with Team Vitality in 2018. He successfully guided the team during the World Championship, despite being in one of the toughest groups. Although they narrowly missed out on advancing to the knockout stage, they achieved remarkable victories against Royal Never Give Up and Gen.G.
Don’t miss YamatoCannon’s debut with Sandbox Gaming on Friday, June 19, as they face off against Damwon Gaming.
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