Marvin “Promise” Schröder has joined the Los Angeles Valiant as an assistant coach, according to an announcement tweeted by the team earlier today. This move comes only five days after Promise left the Florida Mayhem due to the team’s decision to shift to an all-Korean roster.
Promise’s successful jump to the Valiant lends credence to the Mayhem’s promises to provide aid and introductions to their non-Korean staff as they explored new opportunities in the Overwatch industry.
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“Philosophies on how to run the team successfully didn’t end up matching,” tweeted Promise, “but everyone at Mayhem gave me every chance possible to move to a different team.”
Before moving up to the OWL, Promise coached several Contenders teams, including European team Young and Beautiful and the Florida Mayhem’s Academy team. He will look to wield his considerable coaching experience to turn around what has been a dismal season for the Valiant, who currently occupy the last-place position in the league after failing to win a single game during Stage One and the early days of Stage Two.
Promise will join fellow Valiant assistant coaches Warsi Faraaz “Stoop” Waris and Dongsoo “Dongsu” Shin, along with former assistant coach Mike “Packing10” Szklanny, who is currently serving as the team’s interim head coach following the exit of head coach Byungchul “Moon” Moon.