TSM FTX Names Chawy as New Head Coach
Former Hong Kong Attitude head coach Wong “Chawy” Xing Lei will take over the head coaching duties at TSM FTX, as per Dot’s Pablo Suarez. Chawy’s contract with HKA had expired mere days ago and, by the looks of it, he was more than willing to switch things up and sign for one of the biggest and most recognizable esports brands in the world. Hardly a surprise.
And, on the off-chance his pseudonym happens to ring a bell, that is probably because he was once amongst the very best mid laners in the world. Most fans probably don’t remember as it happened “eons ago,” but there was a time when Chawy wrecked house along with ahq eSports Club.
Unfortunately, he didn’t always get the chance to show off his skills seeing how Liu “Westdoor” Shu-Wei often got preferential treatment, but he’s definitely a household name with a long and storied career. Chawy is a legend through and through and he deserves a lot more credit and praise than he’s been getting. He even led Hong Kong Attitude to Worlds back in 2019 (as a coach) so he’s more than competent enough to take over the reins from Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg.
So, an LMS legend and a veteran in every sense of the word will be at the helm of TSM FTX going forward. An interesting signing, no doubt, but also a fairly surprising one. TSM has been fairly slow when it comes to assembling a starting line-up, but they’re nonetheless thinking “outside of the box” and have the money to spare, too. This is one of those rare occasions where being first isn’t necessarily the wisest goal an organization can strive towards.
TSM FTX is a power brand and, as such, shouldn’t have any issue in assembling a line-up worthy of respect and admiration. Who’ll compete under their banner, however, still remains to be seen. Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon and Mingyi “Spica” Lu seem to be locked in, but every other position seems to be in a state of flux.
Be that as it may, TSM FTX are bound to finalize their starting line-up over the next few days and, if the Chawy is any indication, it’s probably going to a stellar roster capable of competing at the highest of levels!