The NA Last Chance Qualifier will be his first tournament with the team.
Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit, an Australian tactician and content creator, has decided to return to Gen.G as a VALORANT head coach, the organization announced today.
The 25-year-old worked previously for the North American organization as a CS:GO head coach between December 2019 and January 2021, and has been out of competition since Cloud9’s CS:GO division was shut down in May. Elmapuddy will reunite with Kenneth “koosta” Suen, whom he coached in Counter-Strike twice before, now that he has made the switch to Riot Games’ FPS.
Elmapuddy enters in Gen.G just in time for the North American VCT 2021 Last Chance Qualifier, which will take place from October 12 to October 17. Since mid-August, when Matthew “mCe” Elmore left the organization after finishing sixth in NA VCT Stage Three Challengers Two, the team has been practicing without a coach.
“I’m really excited to be back and reunite with Koosta on a roster again,” Elmapuddy said in an official statement. “I’m excited to be coaching in VALORANT because I believe it’s a game where coaches can have a big impact because there’s less set stuff, people are still figuring out the meta, and agents are changing all the time.”
The Australian isn’t the only newcomer to Gen.VALORANT G’s squad in preparation for the NA VCT 2021 Last Chance Qualifier. The North Americans benched Michael “MkaeL” De Luca earlier this month, and Evil Geniuses loaned Nolan “Temperature” Pepper to them yesterday.
Ten teams will compete in the NA VCT Last Chance Qualifier for a spot at VALORANT Champions at the end of the year. If Gen.G wins the first match, they will face C9 Blue in the Round of 10 and 100 Thieves in the upper-bracket quarterfinals.