Top Esports Announce Xiye as Positional Coach

27 May 2024
Tit Krajnik 27 May 2024
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  • Top Esports announced Su “xiye” Han-Wei as the newest member of the team
  • The 26-year-old joins Top Esports as a positional coach
  • Xiye is the second addition to Top Esports coaching personnel ahead of the summer split
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On Monday, May 27, Chinese League of Legends esports team Top Esports announced Su “xiye” Han-Wei as the newest member of the team. The former Team WE mid laner joins Top Esports as a positional coach and will work alongside a new head coach, Yang "Maokai" Ji-Song.

Following an underwhelming start to the season, Top Esports initiated a significant restructuring of their League of Legends division earlier this month. While there have been no roster changes yet -nor are they expected to happen - Top Esports decided to replace their coaching personnel.

New Split, New Team

The Chinese juggernauts, who entered the LPL 2024 Spring as one of the leading candidates to win the league, failed to reach their goals. Still, the team have seen some success, coming just short of winning both the regular season and the playoffs.

Top Esports started the season with a runner-up finish in the LPL 2024 Spring regular season, to which they added a silver medal in the playoffs. However, their solid start to the year came to a stop at the Mid-Season Invitational 2024, where Top Esports placed fifth-sixth, following a rough 0-3 loss to G2 Esports.

In a bid to find more success in the second half of the LoL esports season, Top Esports decided to make some minor yet significant changes.

Last Thursday, Top Esports announced Maokai as the new head coach of the team. The 32-year-old joined Top Esports as one of the most experienced coaches in the region, having spent the last seven years coaching some of the top teams in China.

Maokai’s most recent stint was with EDward Gaming, who he led for three years, until December 2023. Over the three years, Maokai won LPL 2021 Summer Playoffs, LPL 2022 Regional Finals, and the 2021 League of Legends World Championship.

Just four days after announcing a new head coach, Top Esports unveiled xiye as the newest member of the coaching staff. The 26-year-old is an experienced ex-player who made his professional debut in 2015 and has since played as a mid-laner for Team WE, Dominus Esports, LGD Gaming, and JD Gaming.

Xiye played his last professional match in LPL 2022 Summer, with Team WE, when his team finished 17th. Xiye has since appeared in just one more professional competition, the Legend Cup 2024, with a stack Four Four Three.

With Maokai and Xiye joining Top Esports, the Chinese squad is now set to appear in the LPL 2024 Summer with the same lineup under new coaches.

LPL 2024 Summer is set to kick off with the LPL 2024 Summer Placements on June 1, 2024.