A month after retiring from professional play, Kim “glow” Min-soo is returning to Vision Strikers as a coach, the Korean organization has announced.
Glow retired on May 17, two weeks after Vision Strikers failed to qualify for VALORANT Champions Tour Masters 2: Reykjavík. The in-game leader led the Korean powerhouse to an unprecedented 104 wins since the game’s launch, but ultimately called it quits when Vision Strikers fell to NUTURN Gaming in the semi-finals of Korea Stage 2 Challengers.
The 33-year-old veteran will now return as part of the coaching staff, even though Vision Strikers reported that he initially hinted at leaving the FPS scene entirely.
Glow and Vision Strikers: A match made in heaven
Despite a disappointing final series and struggles to keep up with the scene as a player, glow and Vision Strikers seem made for each other. Those 104 wins happened together, and both the player and organization are looking forward to working together again.
“Even when I played professionally, I enjoyed analyzing and creating new strategies against teams,” glow said. “I felt that I was already doing a bit of coaching while being a veteran on the team, and I want to continue what I enjoy doing.”
Vision Strikers head coach, Pyeon “termi” Seon-ho, is equally excited to have the veteran re-join his team. “The addition of glow to our coaching staff is a decisive mark to solidifying the ‘completeness’ of our team,” temri said.
With glow’s return, the coaching team now consists of three coaches: Head coach termi, Kwon “ARGENCY” Soon-woo and glow. The player roster has also undergone a small overhaul with the addition of three new players to make a six-man team. They also have a trainee under their wing in Kang “BeYN” Ha-bin.
Glow will make his coaching debut once VCT Stage 3 begins, and will bring valuable leadership experience to the new Vision Strikers line-up.