Return of Glow: former Vision Strikers in-game leader joins as coach

Former Vision Strikers in-game leader Kim “glow” Min-soo has joined the VALORANT team in a coaching capacity, the Korean organization said today. 

Glow, who led the team to an unprecedented 104-win record, has moved into coaching after his 13-year career came to an end in May, last month. 

“Even when I played professionally, I enjoyed analyzing and creating new strategies against teams. I felt that I was already doing a bit of coaching while being a veteran on the team, and I want to continue what I enjoy doing,” glow said in a statement.

Glow, 33, enjoyed a fruitful career competing in Counter-Strike and VALORANT but stepped down from Vision Strikers and retired from professional play after the team failed to qualify for VCT Masters Reykjavík—VALORANT’s first international LAN event.

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“Some people may question my decision,” glow said in May. “But taking into consideration my age and the future success of our team, I think that this is the right time for me to retire.”

As a coach, glow will assist head coach Seonho “termi” Pyeon and coach Soonwoo “ARGENCY” Kwon in solidifying the team as a cohesive unit. 

Glow’s competitive drive and leadership skills will be key for Vision Strikers moving forwards. Yu “BuZz” Byung-chul, 18, and Kim “MaKo” Myeong-kwan, 19, who joined the team last month, will be in dire need of a role model.

The veteran tactician will make his debut as a coach when VCT Korea resumes next month.

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