Coaching: The long road to recognition

Nowadays, coaching is a key part of the League of Legends equation. But this hasn’t always been the case, and coaches faced many challenges on their road to recognition.

by Daniil Volkov

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If you go back a few years, League of Legends coaches were akin to unicorns. In fact, it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that no one—not even managers or players—knew what coaches were supposed to bring to the table. But times have changed, and now the coaching role is more important than ever before. Is it simply a natural step of League of Legends evolution? Or are there other factors at play here?


Daniil Volkov