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TSM bring on Ssong and Lustboy as coaches

by Daniel Rosen Dec 5 2017
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Team SoloMid have signed Kim "Ssong" Sang-soo as their new head coach and are bringing on Ham "Lustboy" Jang-sik as their strategy coach, the team announced Tuesday.

Ssong comes to the team from Immortals, where he was head coach for the 2017 Summer Split. Prior to that, he coached the ROX Tigers in 2015 and 2016. Ssong helped Immortals reach Worlds this year, and coached the Tigers to Worlds two years in a row.

"I'm happy and honored to be part of TSM family," Ssong said in a press release. "TSM has been performing very well as a best team in NA. I am excited to join especially because I believe I can help to make TSM the best team in the world. I hope we will work and improve together as a team."

Lustboy is returning to TSM after spending several years as a coach an analyst in Korea and Brazil. Lustboy was TSM's starting support from 2014-2015, and went on to coach Incredible Miracle and Longzhu Gaming in the LCK.

"Although I've been helping TSM as an online analyst since my retirement, this will be my first time working as a full time coach," Lustboy said in the press release. "I'm very excited for the coming year and to be back with TSM. Watch us make TSM great again. Fk it Baylife."

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. You can follow him on Twitter.