BOOM Esports Reveals Mushi as New Dota 2 Coach
BOOM Esports is continuing to recruit some of Southeast Asia (SEA)’s finest talent as legendary Dota 2 player Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung has been named the team's new coach. In the announcement for this change, BOOM Esports, on its social media feeds, mentioned some of Mushi's achievements. Having previously coached TNC Predator's Dota 2 team at the qualifiers for The International 10 (TI10), Mushi takes on the duties of coaching for the third time in his career. He replaces Aaron "Clairvoyance" Kim, who left his position as BOOM Esports' coach after the team failed to qualify for TI10.
Mushi joins BOOM Esports as a Dota 2 coach
“I am officially the coach of BOOM Esports. I am very happy to be a part of the family and thanks to all the fans who keep supporting us and stay hungry, hungry beast. Thank you,” Mushi said in a video message after being hired as BOOM Esports' new Dota 2 coach.
Here is the current Dota 2 lineup that Mushi will coach at BOOM Esports.
Erin Jasper "Yopaj" Ferrer
Saieful "Fbz" Ilham
Timothy John "Tims" Randrup
Rolen Andrei Gabriel "skem" Ong
Although Mushi is one of the most renowned players in the region, he still has relatively little experience as a coach. After parting ways with Team SMG in the first half of 2021, he was recruited as TNC Predator’s Dota 2 coach for the TI10 SEA qualifier. This was only his second stint in the coaching role. The team's inability to qualify for TI10, followed by the subsequent release of the entire roster, left Mushi's position at TNC Predator uncertain. Now that BOOM Esports has signed him, he will be bringing his experience from multiple TI's and premier Dota 2 events to coach this revamped lineup.
BOOM Esports, which previously only featured players from Indonesia, has recently made a radical roster change and now features players from all over SEA. The only member of BOOM Esports' TI10 qualifier roster who stayed on is Fbz. Over the past couple of months, Yopaj, Tims, and Skem, some of the biggest names in the region, have been hired in different roles. The carry player of the squad has not yet been determined.
Now that BOOM Esports has a reorganized lineup with a renowned player to coach, they will seek to change their fortunes after a disappointing Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021. While the team showed promise in the qualifier, it underperformed in the first and second regional leagues, finishing fifth and seventh place respectively.
Before BOOM Esports competes at the DPC 2021-22, which is expected to start on 29th Nov 2021, the team will compete in the BTS Pro Series S9: SEA, which begins on 29th Oct. It is therefore likely that the carry player will be revealed shortly unless the team decides to compete with a stand-in.