Team Liquid’s League of Legends Head Coach Joshua “Jatt” Leesman resigned from the organization, according to a report by Christian “IWDominate” Rivera.
Jatt joined Team Liquid in May of 2020 after being a caster and analyst for League of Legends for seven years. He co-hosted the popular series put on by Riot Games known as “This of That” with Sam “Kobe” Hartman.
His time with Team Liquid has not produced the most fruitful results. After winning four consecutive LCS titles, the team added Jatt as the head coach. Since then, Team Liquid has placed third at the LCS 2020 summer playoffs and ninth-twelfth at Worlds. They were able to claim victory at the LCS Lock In tournament in 2021 before the spring split officially started.
Since I don’t think I made it obvious enough I’ve heard from multiple sources Jatt has resigned from Team Liquid’s head coaching position (presumably forced).
— Christian Rivera (@IWDominateLoL) June 24, 2021
Recently, there has been drama in the Team Liquid camp, after Barney “Alphari” Morris was benched from the starting roster. Alphari took to Twitter shortly after to leak that the sudden roster swap came as a surprise to him. Former LCS professional Tanner “Damonte” Damonte responded, alluding that there may have been some coaching issues.
IWDominate assumes Jatt’s resignation was forced
IWDominate also states in the Tweet that Jatt’s alleged resignation from Team Liquid was presumingly forced. Just a few hours after that initial tweet, IWDominate tweeted about the situation regarding Jatt and Alphari.
“How Alpha would it be if Alphari not only gets his spot back but also Jatt resigns?” the Tweet reads.
With the drama surrounding Jatt’s coaching decisions and Alphari’s sudden benching, the team has allegedly asked Jatt to leave his position as head coach. However, at the time of publication, Team Liquid has yet to deny or confirm these rumors surrounding Jatt and Alphari.