Former T1 head coach Polt joins Hanwha Life in surprise new role

The superteam has acquired another big name.

T1’s former general manager and head coach Choi “Polt” Seong-hun has joined Hanwha Life Esports as lead League of Legends analyst today.

The 34-year-old served as T1’s head coach for two years and switched to general manager several times during that period. Now, he’s looking to prove himself in another position.

Related: The 2023 LCK Spring Split starts in two weeks: full schedule and format revealed

Hanwha Life’s move in the coaching staff is the last one in a long line of changes. The roster will have a totally different face this season, after a disastrous 2022 season where it placed 10th in both LCK Splits.

This year is likely to be different, however. They’re now subject to high expectations after signing two world champions Hwang Kingen Sung-hoon and Kim Zeka Geon, in addition to three veterans, during the offseason.

Polt will work alongside Choi “DanDy” In-kyu as head coach, who is returning to the LCK after years spent in the LPL to help this new team reach their full potential in 2023.

The 2023 LCK Spring Split will kick off on Jan. 18. Hanwha Life will play its first match against Kwangdong Freecs during the second day on Jan. 19 at 2am CT. Here’s the full schedule for the league.

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