- The 23-year-old Korean will help coach Fusion’s Overwatch team
- SUNGMIN has had over two years of experience coaching in teams like O2 Blast
- Philadelphia Fusion still seems to lack members and staff
Cho “SUNGMIN” Sung-min is now officially the newest assistant coach to Philadelphia Fusion’s Overwatch team.
Fusion Acquires New Assistant Coach
The Philadelphia Fusion has acquired a new coach in the face of Cho “SUNGMIN” Sung-min. The 23-year-old South Korean joins the Overwatch League team after coaching O2 Blast, and this new contract marks his first time coaching a team in the Overwatch League. Philadelphia Fusion welcomed the new staff member on Twitter, commenting on his previous team’s successful season.
SUNGMIN’s career in Overwatch started a few years ago when he played for GGTC. He quickly transitioned to a coaching role in 2020, a job title he has held ever since. His first coaching position was at Team BM, where he led the team in throughout many minor and major events in the 2020 season. However, apart from winning the Contenders 2020 KR Season 1 Trials – Week 1 and the Open Division 2020 Season 2 – Korea, SUNGMIN and his team had a rough time, not really achieving anything significant later in the season.
However, in 2021, SUNGMIN once again had a chance to prove his coaching abilities. This time he was working for O2 Blast and helped them win the Overwatch Contenders 2021 Season 2: Korea Major, which eventually grabbed Philadelphia Fusion’s attention.
Philadelphia Fusion Barely Has Enough Members and Staff
Fusion’s signing of SUNGMIN is the first major move the team has done since January. AT the beginning of the year, the organization signed Kim “Fury” Jun-ho and Kim “AimGod” Min-seok, and Kwon “FiXa” Yeong-hun was added as the second support in February. At a total of six players, Fusion’s roster has just enough members that a team must have signed before the season starts.
On the side of the coaching staff, Fusion again seems to barely cover the minimum. The team currently has Cho “J1N” Hyo-jin as head coach, and Kim “Chara” Jung-yeon and Cho “SUNGMIN” Sung-min acting as assistant coaches. Fusion does not currently have a strategic analyst and it’s still unclear if the organization plans to find one. The position has stayed vacant since Joni “Seita” Paavola left in 2020.
With preparation for the Overwatch League underway, there is still a chance Philadelphia Fusion adds a couple of more players to its roster.