YamatoCannon Reportedly To Join Fnatic As League of Legends Head Coach

Category: League of Legends, Date: 12/Nov/2020

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Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi is joining Fnatic as the team’s head coach for the 2021 League of Legends season, according to esports journalist Jacob Wolf.

The current coach for Fnatic Alfonso “Mithy” Rodriguez will reportedly be replaced by YamatoCannon. Mithy coached Fnatic all the way through the quarter-finals of League of Legends World Championship 2020.
YamatoCannon coached three different LEC teams—Roccat, Splyce, and Vitality—between 2015 and 2019. He has been coaching SANDBOX Gaming in the LCK, making history as the first Westerner to coach a Korean League team. But the team didn’t have much success coming in ninth place in the Spring Split and seventh in the Summer Split.

As of yet, there has been no confirmation that YamatoCannon is coaching Fnatic in 2021. As for Mithy, Wolf reports that he may move to North America this offseason to pursue an opportunity with Cloud9 if the team buys out the contract of Perkz from G2 Esports.