Following an extended break, Luo “Crescent” Sheng has returned to Top Esports in the head coach position. The former DAN Gaming and FunPlus Phoenix coach has “returned from vacation” and is set to be in charge for the 2021 LPS Summer Split. The Chinese veteran spent a season away from the professional scene, however he has now returned to the Top Esports headquarters.
The news of his return was delivered via an amusing video, which features Crescent in summer clothing, before switching to business attire. Crescent joined the organization in 2018, with his role now being to help Top Esports return to the pinnacle of the Chinese League of Legends scene.
Why Crescent’s Return Is a Major Boost for Top Esports
Crescent was part of the Top Esports team that won the 2020 Summer Split, thanks to their impressive 13-3 record. Meanwhile, Crescent also helped the team in winning the LPL Championship for the first time, following a series success over JD Gaming. They then made it through to the semi-finals of the World Championships last year, before eventually being eliminated by LPL rivals Suning.
However, with Crescent having taken a break due to personal reasons, Top Esports failed to reach such heights. On Summoner’s Rift, and with ex-Flash Wolves and Fun Plus Phoenix head coach “WarHorse” filling in, the team were disappointing at the 2021 LPL Spring Split. They eventually finished in third, having been eliminated from the playoffs by Royal Never Give Up.
Who Makes Up the Top Esports Roster?
The Top Esports roster still has plenty of talent and experience, meaning that they should be in a position to mount a serious challenge. With the return of Crescent, the team will be looking to reach the finals at the least, however a playoff run at the 2021 Worlds is expected by many. The current lineup is made up by Top “Bai “369” Jia-Hao, Jungle Hung “Karsa” Hua-Hsuan, Mid Zhuo “knight” Ding, Bot’s Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo and Ying “Photic” Qi-Shen and Support’s Liang “yuyanjia” Jia-Yuan and Wang “Zhuo” Xu-Zhuo.