After Kim “cvMax” Dae-ho was controversially fired from Griffin a week before attending the 2019 World Championship, he has signed a new contract with Dragon X (formally known as Kingzone Dragon X) as their League of Legends coach.
[The First Signing – DRX cvMax]The first signing of DRX is cvMax who will take the role as a pathfinder.
Until the day we become the LoL Worlds champion for three times in a row,
please keep cheering and supporting us!
Thanks a lot.#Good_News_Finally #Thanks_For_Waiting
— DragonX (@DRXGlobal) November 5, 2019
cvMax successfully coached Griffin to three consecutive League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) finals and qualified the young roster stacked full of talent to the 2019 World Championship as Korea’s second seed.
Although cvMax saw success at Griffin, his allegation of poor working conditions during a live stream on AfreecaTV tainted the working relationship between himself and Griffin’s director, Cho Gyu-nam, resulting in his dismissal before Griffin’s first appearance at Worlds.
Without their coach at the helm and as the first seed from their group, Griffin managed to qualify for the knockout bracket, matching China’s Invictus Gaming in the quarter-finals but would ultimately fall short, losing the series 3-1 to the defending world champions.
Despite cvMax’s end to 2019, he seems optimistic about his new role at Dragon X.
“Since the team and I pursue the same thing, it feels that I can lead the team without worrying about failure,” cvMax said in an interview with InvenGlobal.
“I’m already looking forward to the next season. I’ll live up to the fans’ expectations by winning the LoL World Championship.”
cvMax will attempt to bring Dragon X back to winning ways in 2020 as the organization previously won the 2018 LCK spring playoffs.
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