Boston Uprising have released their head coach, Dae-hee “Crusty” Park. The team released their statement on their website and linked it via twitter. It appears this decision had already been made as Crusty will be joining the San Francisco Shock for stage four in just ten days.
Full Statement: Here
Possible reasons for release
The release statement is somewhat vague and says that ” it became apparent that a change was in the best interest of the team, as well as Crusty.” There is no telling what caused the departure for certain, However Rod “Slasher” Bresleau, eSports insider and games journalist. Pointed to some internal disputes among the Boston Uprising Organisation during stage two.
The Boston Uprising are currently going through internal turmoil between General Manager HuK, Head Coach Crusty, and in game leader Gamsu, with Crusty on the edge of being fired or leaving the team, sources said.
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 9, 2018
Slasher pointed to Crusty wanting to move towards an all western roster as the reasoning for the turmoil. As of just now, there really is no definitive reason for the departure.
a fresh start
Crusty has joined the San Francisco Shock who finished 5th in stage three but 9th in the overall standings. The Shock have shown great improvement since the start of stage 3 as they can now play many of the players who were underage in the first two stages. The team has released their head coach, Brad Rajan to make room for Crusty. Full statement: Here
Crusty has shown the full extent of his coaching talent at Boston Uprising and with Shock in their current state of having the pieces but not quite hitting their potential. The move can only benefit both parties.
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