It has been decided that the 8th team will be captained by protoss Kim Jaehoon.
Under the recommendation of Director Joo Hoon and Coach Han Sang Yong, Jaehoon has taken up the captaincy of the 8th team. As the oldest member of the team and an experienced player, Jaehoon was recommended based on his ability to lead his teammates of a similar age- Jaedong, Sea and Tyson, as well as embrace the younger players in the team. His teammates are said to welcome this decision.
No one has greater affection for the 8th team than Jaehoon. Although he emerged as one of the key players for MBCGame HERO in the 2010-2011 season, he did not manage to qualify for an FA (Free Agent) status because of earlier seasons' performances. In the coming season, Jaehoon again faces the challenge of attaining an FA status. Through the 8th team, he also seeks to carve out his 2nd life as a progamer.
Coach Joo said: "I listened to the players' opinions about Jaehoon and witnessed his ability to lead the players. I made this decision based on the hope that their captain will direct the 8th team as their role model".
"In harmony with my colleagues of a similar age, I will set an example for the younger players and lead the team", were Jaehoon's words after undertaking the captaincy.