Former Dallas Fuel head coach Kyle ‘KyKy’ Souder has responded to comments made by Timo ‘Taimou’ Kettunen regarding coaching decisions.
Taimou recently appeared on an episode of Oversight, an Overwatch talk show hosted by Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields and Overwatch League commentator Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles.
During the show’s two-hour run, Taimou naturally commented on various aspect’s of his team’s season. The Dallas Fuel entered the Overwatch League among the more favored squads, with arguably the most established legacy of the pre-OWL era, but the team has struggled throughout the league.
Plagued by a variety of issues and controversies throughout the season, Dallas Fuel started poorly and only got worse, culminating in a Stage 3 in which the team only won a single match, against the winless Shanghai Dragons.
In Stage 4, however, a sudden turn-around has seen the team go 3-1 in the opening two weeks, claiming the scalps of Boston Uprising and Philadelphia Fusion along the way.
At one point during Oversight, Taimou commented on some of the decision-making regarding the team’s support line-up, prior to Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy being replaced by Benjamin ‘uNKOE’ Chevasson, criticising the shuffling of players in different roles during that period.
KyKy has now responded on Twitter, however, giving his perspective on the situation. During his time with the Fuel, KyKy frequently came under criticism for the team’s results.
I get that everyone wants to paint me as the bad guy, but we all knew that this was a Dallas meta in stage 4, and it was no secret this would be the best stage for them. I am glad the players are doing well. That's all.
— Kyle Souder (@KyKy) May 29, 2018
KyKy has since moved to Texas rivals the Houston Outlaws as an assistant coach. The two teams will clash in week four of Stage 4, on Wednesday June 6th.