Reignover coaching Xmithie at CLG pre-Worlds bootcamp

by Daniel Rosen Sep 14 2016
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Immortals jungler Yeu-jin "Reignover" Kim will be Counter Logic Gaming's jungle-position coach during the team's pre-World Championship bootcamp in South Korea, Immortals announced Tuesday.

According to the statement, Reignover will be working alongside CLG's jungler Jake "Xmithie" Puchero and head coach Tony "Zikz" Gray in order to sharpen the player's early game. In the press release, Reignover said that during the break he took after the Regional Finals he decided he wanted to stay in a competitive environment and join a bootcamp. He says he chose CLG because he's friends with the players.

"I plan to help CLG by working with Xmithie and figuring out the jungle meta for Worlds together," Reignover said in the press release. "CLG is a really good team at closing out games when they have a lead, so I think by assisting them with the early game, they will have a better chance at Worlds. I’m excited to be here and look forward to working with CLG."

According to Oracle's Elixir, Reignover had the second-highest KDA of any jungler in the 2016 NA LCS Summer regular season with a 5.5 KDA, while Xmithie finished the regular season in fifth with a 3.9 KDA. Immortals ended the season in second with a 16-2 record, while CLG finished fourth with a 10-8 record.

Earlier this month, Immortals CEO Noah Whinston announced that he had granted permission to all of Immortals' League of Legends players to explore offers from other organizations in the LCS. He also said that Immortals had placed some of their players in other North American teams' pre-Worlds bootcamps.

"This opportunity also comes as part of our continuing effort as an esports organization to provide a healthy environment that prepares our players for life beyond their competition," Whinston said in Tuesday's press release. "Coaching is one of several sustainable career paths for retired players, and we’re confident this experience will support Reignover’s future endeavors."

Daniel Rosen is a news editor for theScore esports. He's all about that zero and ten lifestyle. You can follow him on Twitter.