CJ announced that they hired Coach Park (former SK and EGTL coach) for their new coach.
The former CJ coachess, Kim Dong Woo and Park Si Hyun, and CJ both agreed not to to re-sign.
Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid have made an official statement: Source
Today, it is with great appreciation that Evil Geniuses & Team Liquid announce the departure of Head Coach Park from our StarCraft divisions’ Pro league team. Coach Park has been offered the recently-vacated Head Coaching role at CJ Entus, and both EG-TL and Coach Park agree that it is in his best interests to accept the position.
Both EG and TL have benefited enormously from Coach Park’s tenure. This is true not only in terms of wins and losses (a recent analysis posted on TL.net outlined in detailed fashion the improvement EG-TL saw under his leadership), but also in terms of player management philosophy and general mentality. Coach Park is absolutely incredible at what he does, and we both lucky to have worked with him for part of this year. We will certainly miss him, but we are also very happy for him and wish him nothing but the best.
He had this to say about his time with EG-TL: “I have been sincerely happy to be with EG-TL. I was able to learn much and there were things left to be desired during these days. If I am to get a chance like this again in the future, I would like to be someone who can live up to the many fans’ expectations. I will visit you again with a different look. Thank you very much for your attention and love.”
Coach Park’s departure is not indicative of EG-TL’s future in Pro League one way or the other. With our team’s participation in this season now being over, we’re currently weighing the plusses and minuses of being a part of the prestigious team league, and haven’t made any decisions on what the future will look like for us. For the time being, we will keep the same training facility setup (with Assistant Coach trOt continuing to live with the players full-time) as we decide what to do going into next season.
In conclusion, we would like to once again stress that we cannot emphasize enough how much we appreciate Coach Park as a person, and how much we enjoyed working with him. There is no doubt in our minds that he will bring great success to CJ Entus.
Alexander Garfield (CEO, Evil Geniuses) & Victor Goossens (CEO, Team Liquid)