Limping past the halfway point of the European League of Legends Championship Series Spring Split sitting in seventh place with a 4-6 record, Misfits Gaming announced sweeping changes to their coaching staff. In a tweet from their official account, the organization pointed to problems surrounding team morale that necessitated the changes.
“We’re past the halfway point of the LECV Spring Split, and we’re not happy with our performance over the last few weeks,” the posted release said. “With losses, teams tend to fixate on pain points, magnify the negative and become demoralized.”
Misfits have tapped Hussain Mossvi as the interim head coach for the rest of the Spring Split and will switch Jesse Le to the player development coach for both the LEC and Premier teams.
“We are simply looking for more principal based coaching and leadership with this veteran roster,” said Ben Spoont, Founder and CEO, when contacted by VPEsports.
Having been picked to finish anywhere between third and fifth, the current Misfits position of seventh place is concerning to them for a couple of reasons. One, they are clearly not performing well, but perhaps most importantly, only the top six teams of the 10 advance to the 2019 Spring Split Playoffs.
Looking up at the standings, Misfits sees SK Gaming just above them in sixth place with a 5-5 record with Splyce and Origen tied for fourth with 6-4 records.
Misfits will see an immediate chance to bounce back as they take on both SK Gaming and Origin this Friday.