Houston Outlaws has confirmed the addition of former Dallas Fuel head coach Kyle ‘KyKy’ Souder to its coaching staff.
KyKy joins as an assistant coach, working under head coach Kim ‘TaiRong’ Tae-young and alongside fellow assistant coaches Adam ‘MESR’ De La Torre and Kim ‘HyunWoo’ Hyun-woo.
KyKy parted ways with the Dallas Fuel after a largely unsuccessful season which saw the team struggle both in-game and out, with uniformly underwhelming results and a near constant stream of drama and controversy.
While many were quick to lay the majority of blame at KyKy’s feet, it seems Texas rivals the Houston Outlaws feel KyKy has something valuable to offer. It wasn’t long before KyKy was linked to a potential move to the Outlaws, with several hints suggesting that he was working with the team during Stage 3.
Now that the official announcement has been made, KyKy will look to help Houston to both return to the stage playoffs in Stage 4 and secure a spot in the overall season playoffs by the stage’s end.
The Houston Outlaws currently sit in seventh place in the overall standings, one position short of the top six that will qualify for the $1.7million playoffs. With only four match wins separating the third-place London Spitfire and the eighth-place LA Gladiators, every match in Stage 4 could have huge playoff implications.